Shammah Ministries

Ron & Tonia Woolever

We are Ron and Tonia Woolever, a resource for relationship. Our passion and joy is to help people relate to God and to each other in satisfying, intimate and healthy ways.

We are speakers, Bible teachers, counselors and mentors with over 30 years of experience in coming alongside churches, pastors, leaders, married couples and individuals who want to learn how to build a better relationship to Father, Son and Holy Spirit; how to faithfully love a spouse; how to develop healthy community in your church.

As living witnesses to God’s power to heal broken relationships and wounded souls, our passion and calling is to teach believers about Covenant, the pattern God established for Himself and man to live in committed, righteous relationship. We have seen firsthand how many are robbed of abundant life through lack of understanding what we like to call God’s covenant heart and ways. We offer this and other topics (outlined below) in these formats:

  • Church or community seminars that are refreshingly practical and thoroughly Biblical.
  • Speakers for your men’s, women’s or community conference or event.
  • Bible Studies.
  • Retreats for men, women, couples and ministry leaders.
  • Great learning resources in books, CD and DVD.
  • Counseling and mentoring. We especially love to help pastors and their families or those in Christian ministry.

Find us on Facebook @shammahministries.

What We Teach

We primarily teach and mentor the Body of Christ in knowing Father, Son and Holy Spirit according to the promises of God in the New Covenant of Christ, a covenant originally promised by God through the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah.

According to Hebrews 8:10-12, salvation through Christ is actually a covenant relationship that brings us into an intimate union with the Lord. In this relationship we can all know and be taught by God, with the promise that our sins will be forgiven.

The concepts of covenant will imprint upon your heart and mind the ways of God for faithful righteous relationship to Him and others — not just what is right, but what leads to abundant life and love. We present these concepts through seminars and classes such as:Ron teaching covenant at SSMI

We also work within the Body of Christ in local churches in the ministries of prayer, intercession, prophetic expression and healing; and work alongside other ministries as the Lord gives opportunity, such as mission trips to foreign countries.

Ron preaches at Cowboy ChurchMinistry for Men – Leadership Training

Ron meets with individual men every week for mentoring or accountability. If you are in need of a mentor, or want to be a mentor to others, email Ron for more information on how to get started.

Ron works with church and other ministry leaders to train them in ministerial ethics, administration and developing spiritual gifts. Ron is both a resource and has a wealth of resources to offer, especially in helping to establish the five-fold leadership model.

Ron has an excellent seminar on Grace: God’s Ability for Life & Ministry, presented in 4 to 6 sessions.

Tonia at Michigan retreatMinistry for Women

Tonia is available to speak at your women’s event, conference or retreat. Her seminar, What Kind Of Woman Will I Be? is an excellent topic for women’s events. Tonia has produced and conducted dozens of women’s retreats and can also help you plan an event tailored for your specific group. Email her for more information or to schedule an event.

Tonia’s book The Woman God Designed is a powerful and life-changing study for personal or group use that guides a woman through the process of building a relationship with the Holy Spirit that transforms and nourishes her heart and marriage. Contact our office to ask Tonia - Book Signingabout quantity discounts. A Group Leader’s Guide is also available, in the Shammah Store.

Local Ministry

Ron and Tonia do counseling and prayer ministry with individuals and married couples to help them find healing and wholeness, greater intimacy with the Lord, overcome life-robbing habits and attitudes, and offer relationship tools.

As a service to the Lord and the community they do not charge for counseling, though donations to their ministry work are accepted with appreciation.

Contact Shammah Ministries to make an appointment for counseling.


We are often asked about the name of our ministry. “Shammah” is one of the Jehovah names of God in Hebrew, found in Ezekiel 48:35. It means “The Lord is Present.”


About Our Products

If you want to read about the teaching resources we offer, click on the Product Catalog tab. You can view the products in list or click on the individual item to read about it in detail. When you want to place an order, click on the Shammah Store tab.


Recent Posts

Those Darn Cravings

Cravings are a daily challenge in my life, like the craving for dark chocolate. I have to manage that one and a few others so I can keep losing and relosing the same five pounds  that are my old “frenemies.” After the Lord helped me quit smoking in 1987, I thought I’d never meet the likes of those overwhelming cravings again, but then along came Downton Abbey.

We usually think of cravings in connection with things that aren’t so good for us, but there are some good ones out there. I have never, ever craved the healthy green stuff that tastes like my front lawn, which I force myself to drink regularly, but in the days when I did regular aerobic workouts my body did actually crave more of how it felt when I did that.

Yearnings, cravings and longings tell a lot about us — where we’ve been, what we’ve tasted, and even what we’ve been deprived of.

When I read the words of the priest who wrote “My soul longs and yearns for the courts of the Lord,” and “My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God,” in Psalm 84:2, I wanted to know why he felt all that.

This is one reason I love to read the Psalms so very much; the expression of sincere human passion lurks in every nook and cranny!

Why did this writer hunger so for the house of God? And what is it like to have one’s heart as well as one’s flesh sing for joy? Because we all know what it’s like to sing the words from a heart that is not really joyful at all, or even bored, or even pretty disappointed at God.

Stained Glass and PewsThese are some of the many words in Scripture that blew away dry doctrine and left me unsatisfied with the status quo of religious experience in my early days of being a Christian. Words like these made me jealous, as they should, for an authentic experience of life with God so compelling and nourishing that I had to have it on a regular basis. I went looking for that experience, and I found it in the Holy Spirit. When I received Him fully into my life and began paying attention to His faithful Presence, everything changed.

How did that happen? The Spirit gave me daily tastes of the real love and wonderfulness of my heavenly Father and Jesus. They’re addictive. They’re nourishing. Their fellowship gives, and never takes away. They’re happy and they love me! God’s sheer goodness and the pleasantness of His Personality blow away the competition for my craving button.

Many things are addictive in this life, and we all have them in some degree or another. My prayer is that you all could all have the opportunity to be addicted to JOY because of your experience of the Living God.

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