Juliene and Richard Haggerty

United States

Service Area: City

Role: Recovery House of Worship

Ministry Focus

Juliene has a purpose and a call, and the freedom only found in Christ. She was appointed in March 2010, and is part of the Wolf Pack, a church-planting team who believes Recovery Houses of Worship may spread worldwide.

She has been part of that movement since its inception, and continues to serve and disciple recovering drug addicts. She has embraced God’s vision of reaching addicts, their families, their friends, and helping them experience that same hope and freedom in Christ. That’s her call – to be an instrument through which Christ can show His transforming power.

Faith Story

God’s calling was birthed out of Juliene’s life experiences. As a young woman she was held captive by addictions of every kind. Completely abandoned to that lifestyle, she saw no way out. But God saw fit to alter her path.

Though she did not know Him, He knew her (Galatians 4: 8, 9). In Romans 8:29-30 it says that, “whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of his Son.”

Family

She and her husband Richard have been married since 1987. Richard served several years in the New York State prison system due to drug addiction. He began doing God’s work in prison.

While there, he was given the opportunity to lead a 12-step meeting for inmates who were interested in recovering from drug addiction.

Richard came to know his heavenly Father on a personal level as a loving, caring, protective force in his life. Richard was released in May of 2009, and is currently involved in a local church, as he seeks from God direction for future ministry.

Juliene and Richard Haggerty have a 24-year old daughter, who is employed in Manhattan. She attends school in the evenings, and also serves in a creative arts ministry at her church. She enjoys worship and singing.

Education

B.A. in Human Services
Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor