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restoration.
a story of
hope. healing.
Image by Ben White

our beginnings

In 2011, Dan Bove founded Pause Ministries. His goal: to create a safe space for men to heal their brokenness in a supportive, Christ-centered environment by putting an end to the patterns and addictions that cause pain.

The organizational vision was simple: restore men's relationships — beginning with their faith, then extending to themselves and their families. Participants found their grounding in one-on-one meetings, Pause groups, and Restore workshops, and lived in a community with each other in the Healing House.

our expansion

In 2019, the ministry expanded to also serve women. Today, Pause ministers to all who seek relational healing — men and women, husbands and wives — with the goal of preserving families and strengthening them for generations of growth to come.

Family Soccer

beliefs matter

Our beliefs determine the way we see ourselves, view each other and understand our purpose in the world.  Pause helps men and women move from chaos to calm in a faith-based environment.

a bold vision

To offer hope, healing and restoration to a million lives — one person at a time.