Janyne McConnaughey, PhD
Janyne McConnaughey, PhD is a nationally known author and speaker who became a trauma-informed advocate the moment she heard the phrase, “There isn’t anything wrong with you; something bad happened to you.” Realizing healing is possible for survivors, she authored three memoirs describing the effects of childhood trauma and the paths to healing that changed her life followed by Trauma in the Pews: Impact on Faith and Spiritual Practices.
Janyne draws from her life-long involvement in church ministry and a thirty-three-year career training teachers and ministry workers at colleges and universities. She holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and Innovation from Colorado State University–Denver and is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tabor College (Master of Education: Neuroscience and Trauma). Janyne also serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN), a non-profit with the mission to promote healing of children impacted by trauma through supporting their families, schools, and communities. Janyne and her husband reside south of Seattle with their rescue dog Weber where they enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest and spending time with their children and grandchildren.