One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

by Mark D. Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations

Each week on the Cedarville Stories Podcast, stories of alumni, students, faculty and staff are shared. One never knows where the story will go, but one thing is for certain, God's love, grace, and mercy can be seen as the guest shares their journey.

Debbie Matheson, whose passion for gardening is rivaled only by her dedication to serving the most vulnerable in Greene County, Ohio, is a classic example. After earning her degree in social work from Cedarville, she has devoted her professional life to caring for others who are in very difficult situations. 

While tending her half-acre of fruits and vegetables, Debbie's life takes a remarkable turn as the executive director of Violence Free Futures. In this role, she navigates the complexities of domestic violence and other harrowing situations, relying on God's strength and wisdom every step of the way. 

With over three decades of experience, Debbie's journey has been fraught with challenges, from confronting domestic abuse to aiding survivors of sexual assault. Yet, through it all, she remains steadfast in her commitment to caring for others, drawing on the techniques she learned as a social work major at Cedarville University and her unwavering faith in Jesus. 

Click on Cedarville Stories Podcast to hear how Debbie's unexpected path has become a beacon of hope and resilience in her community, inspiring us all to embrace compassion and make a difference where it's needed most. 

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