About David and Beverly

Wounding occurs in relationships.Therefore, healing must occur in relationships. Learning how to develop and nurture healthy relationships can be challenging. Even the healthiest of people find that relationships are hard work! This task is made even more difficult when foundational relationships were unhealthy. Without some kind of intervention, the same unhealthy patterns learned in childhood will be duplicated. The capacity to fully trust God and to relate to others in a healthy way is damaged. Emotional healing happens when one encounters a loving God. Biblical tools empower people to create and maintain healthy relationships.

It is not the number of degrees nor years of professional experience alone that best qualify us to minister to hurting people. It is our own emotional healing that has been part of our journey through life...

  • Healing that is still in process...
  • A journey that has led us closer into the heart of a loving Heavenly Father.


Dr. David and Beverly Sedlacek

Dr. David and Beverly Sedlacek, Co-Founders of Into HIS Rest Ministries, are a happily married Christian couple, with over six decades of combined clinical practice that uses biblical principles as the source for emotional healing and an “ebony/ivory" approach to counseling.

David Sedlacek, Ph.D. LCSW, CFLE is passionate about ministering to hurting people. He loves using biblical principles to integrate faith and practice. His more than 40 years of experience as a therapist, pastor, educator, author, administrator and researcher is reflected in his writings and teaching as CEO of Into HIS Rest Ministries. He is a retired Professor of Family Ministry and Discipleship at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. 

Beverly Sedlacek, DNP,  PMHCNS-BC, is a gifted speaker, therapist, author and educator with nearly 40 years of experience. Like her husband, Beverly shares a passion for ministering to hurting people, connecting the hearts of those in need of emotional healing to Jesus Christ. She is Clinical Director of Into HIS Rest Ministries and in private practice.  Beverly is retired from day to day counseling, but continues to be a much sought after speaker at churches,  seminars and retreats for women. She plans to spend time with grandchildren and write while not on the road.