American Bible Society
Trauma Healing
Trauma Healing

Pat Miersma


Country of Residence
United States



Classic Adult Program
Master Facilitator

Pat Miersma is the SIL International Counseling Coordinator and one of the co-authors of Healing the Wounds of Trauma. Her work specializes in community and cross-cultural issues related to trauma healing and post-traumatic stress disorder. She and her husband are RCA missionaries, seconded to Wycliffe Bible Translators as counselors since 1980, serving in Papua New Guinea and Africa, where they helped establish Tumaini Counseling Center in Nairobi. She currently serves on the Wycliffe USA Board of Directors. She holds a MN from UCLA and was assistant professor of psychiatric and community health nursing at Biola University from 1992–1996.