Shammah Ministries

Ron & Tonia Woolever

We are Ron and Tonia Woolever, serving the body of Christ as Shammah Ministries, a resource for relationship. We love tohelp people relate to God and to one other in satisfying, intimate and healthy ways.

We do this through seminars, counseling and mentoring. For over 30 years we have worked with churches, pastors, leaders, couples and individuals to facilitate better relationships.

We are living witnesses to God’s power to heal broken relationships and wounded souls. This has fueled a passion and calling to teach Christians about Covenant, which is the pattern God established for sharing life in committed righteous relationship. The abundant life Jesus promised only comes fully by understanding God’s covenant heart and ways. We offer this and other topics through:

  • Church or community seminars that are refreshingly practical and thoroughly Biblical.
  • Speaking at men’s, women’s or community conferences or events.
  • Bible Studies.
  • Retreats for men, women, couples and ministry leaders.
  • Books and audio teaching.
  • Counseling and mentoring, especially for pastors and their families or those in Christian ministry.

Find us on Facebook @shammahministries.

What We Teach

We primarily teach the Body of Christ about knowing Father, Son and Holy Spirit according to the promises of God in the New Covenant of Christ. This covenant was originally revealed by God through the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah, then affirmed by the New Testament book of Hebrews..

According to Hebrews 8:10-12, salvation through Jesus Christ brings believers into a covenant relationship that is nothing less than an intimate union with the Lord. In this relationship we can all know and be taught by God, and have our sins forgiven.

Covenant concepts will imprint upon your heart the ways of God for faithful righteous relationship to Himself 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 with local churches in the ministries of prayer, intercession, prophetic expression and healing. We 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, whether local or long-distance via internet video conference.

Ron trains ministry leaders in ministerial ethics, administration and developing spiritual gifts.

Ron teaches 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 conference or retreat. Her seminar, What Kind Of Woman Will I Be? is excellent 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. It guides a woman through the process of building a relationship with the Holy Spirit which transforms and nourishes her heart and marriage. Contact our office to ask Tonia - Book Signingabout quantity discounts for a group. A Group Leader’s Guide is also available in the Shammah Store.

Tonia is the author of other books. See her author website at

Local Ministry

Ron and Tonia do counseling and prayer ministry with individuals and couples to bring healing and wholeness, greater intimacy with the Lord, overcome life-robbing habits and attitudes, and relationship tools. There is no charge for counseling, though donations to their ministry 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

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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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