My name is Cheryl and I am one of the editors of this site. I
started C.E.A.S.E as a tool for my own healing. I am a survivor of
sexual abuse which was perpetrated by a Seventh-day Adventist academy
religion teacher/school pastor. This charismatic minister used the
Bible to manipulate and control me sexually for more than 10 years.
When my husband and I recently began the process of confronting my
abuser and having this ordained minister fired from his ministerial
position, we discovered the unfortunate reality that my story was not
unique within the Seventh-day Adventist denomination.
It is our
hope that C.E.A.S.E. will be a means to connect primary and secondary
victims/survivors of abuse perpetrated by employees and volunteers of
the S.D.A. denomination; to give us all a voice and help us protect
There are many organizations which are effectively working in this field. Advocate Web (AdvocateWeb.org) provides avenues for these organizations to reach victims/survivors. C.E.A.S.E. is a strong supporter of AdvocateWeb which is a non-profit organization and we encourage you to support Advocate Web. Additionally, we welcome your contribution of resources, suggestions, needs, questions etc. for this website and encourage you to help us reach more victims/survivors and church administrators by suggesting links for C.E.A.S.E.