About us

Since 1983, Focus on the Family Canada has offered help and encouragement to millions of families as they build their lives on the foundation of Jesus Christ. As a charitable organization, we work hard to respond to the many real issues families face today by providing sound and practical guidance based on Christian principles. Hope Restored is a program of Focus on the Family Canada seeking to help and restore marriages in crisis.

Meet our counsellors

Our Canadian Hope Restored therapist team presently consists of two registered Christian counsellors. With Masters degrees in counselling and years of professional and ministry experience, these therapists have the expertise to help you navigate the challenges you’re facing in your relationship, and more importantly, the compassion and conviction to walk alongside you as you pursue a marriage that not only survives, but thrives.

Wayne Reed, counsellor for Hope Restored program

Wayne Reed

Wayne Reed has been a pastor and a counsellor for over 25 years. He is originally from South Africa where his ministry life began. He developed a passion for seeing marriages thrive while pastoring there. Wayne and his family came to Canada so he could pursue a degree in counselling, which he obtained from Briercrest Seminary in 2010. He served Centre Street Church in Calgary, AB, for five years as their marriage and care pastor where he helped establish a marriage ministry network as a cooperative effort between several of the largest churches in the city. Wayne is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Psychotherapists.

Wayne began his ministry with Focus on the Family Canada in June 2017 and has since trained to be a marriage therapist with the Focus Marriage Institute in the U.S. Wayne and his wife recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They are parents to two grown sons. We are very blessed to have Wayne on our Hope Restored team.

Wayne Reed, counsellor for Hope Restored program

Vicki Hooper

Vicki Hooper is a Canadian certified counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She has an extensive background in teaching and ministry settings prior to becoming a counsellor in 2013. Her most recent counselling assignment was with women in a residential treatment program. She and her family served the Lord in ministry in the Middle East for 10 years prior to returning to Canada five years ago. She earned her Master of Education in school counselling through Liberty University. The Lord’s leading was very clear in her life to respond to the opportunity to be considered to come to work in the Hope Restored program.

Vicki began her ministry with Focus on the Family Canada in August 2017 and has since trained to be a marriage therapist with the Focus Marriage Institute in the U.S. Vicki and her husband also recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They are parents to two grown children, a son and a daughter. We are delighted to have Vicki on our Hope Restored team as well.

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