John Richardson

I am a mediator, pastor, husband and father who enjoys helping others and growing in my personal life and relationships. My hobbies include hiking, fishing and reading.

I am an experienced mediator including cases involving marriage, family, church, organizational and business conflicts. With more than 30 years of pastoral experience, I bring a level of care to the process that helps to promote relational healing even in the heart of disagreement.

I am a Certified Christian Conciliator with the Institute of Christian Conciliation and a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor with the International Board of Christian Counselors. I also serve on the Board of Directors of the Association of Missouri Mediators.

Please visit my blog on this website where I will share insights and observations about conflict resolution, faith, life and relationships.


  • B.A. in Pastoral Ministries from Taylor University-Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Indiana, 1987
  • M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis MO, 1998

Mediation Training

  • Mediation Training, Peacemaker Ministries, 2004
  • Conflict Coaching Training, Peacemaker Ministries, 2005
  • Reconciling Marital Conflict, Peacemaker Ministries, 2007
  • Reconciling Church Conflict, Peacemaker Ministries, 2009
  • Completed 40 hours of family and civil mediation training pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rules 17 and 88 (2011)

Workshops and Conferences

I have led workshops and taught at conferences dealing with issues such as:

  • Forgiveness in the Mediation Process
  • Understanding Interests
  • Biblical Conflict Resolution
  • Mediating the Hopelessly Broken Marriage
  • Clergy Misconduct
  • Mediating Relational Issues in Marriage
  • Biblical Roots of Confession
  • Dealing with Conflict Constructively
  • Conflict Coaching and Mediation Training
  • Grief in the Mediation Process

Conciliation Services