About Us


Are you dealing with a life-defining or limiting illness? What do I mean by that? For those of you who have been diagnosed with a disease and have physical or mental limitations, chronic issues tend to define how life is expected to go for you. These limitations could include things such as Chronic pain, Cancer, Arthritis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Lyme disease with it's co-infections and much more.

I get it! I had to come to terms myself in dealing with traumatic brain injury as well as dealing with the co-infections of Lyme disease. I am on the upside of my own health recovery. (Yep, I practice what I preach and teach.)

According to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control “chronic disease” is the leading cause of death & disability in the US. This includes Cancer, Arthritis, Diabetes, Heart disease, Obesity, and now coming to the forefront is Lyme disease, which mimics many diseases including Fibromyalgia, MS, Parkinson's, Vertigo & Dizziness and so much more.

Did you know that science is revealing that most chronic illnesses can be reversed or completely resolved with lifestyle adjustments and following natural health practices and functional medicine protocols?

I, Mary Oliver, having been in the field of pastoral care and leadership for over 30 years with licenses & degrees in theology, counseling, nutrition and pastoral naturopathic medicine. After 3 really bad falls which resulted in spine and brain injury, I had to come to terms with my own limitations. I have always been on the road to better health through natural remedies and functional medicine—however—the last few years I found that even with the care I was experiencing after the injuries, some of the co-infections of Lyme disease surfaced from their dormant stage. That included chronic pain, vertigo and fatigue, so I was in a place of needing solutions. The solutions I searched for and use for myself, have helped me regain hope for my health, more vitality and less pain.

I and the ministry team are enthusiastic to help you experience a renewed hope for your well-being where hope may have been deferred.

And let's not forget the caregivers in your life. I have had that role in my life many times over. The caregivers seem to be the most neglected ones silently grieving while they give their attention to the people they are caring for. Many times this is at the cost of depriving themselves the care they need too.

We at Open Heart Ministry (a ministry birthed by the Holy Spirit) want to add value to your life and help you with your personal transformation. This allows you to step into the fullness of God's design and purpose for your life.  





Dr. Mary Oliver PSc.D, is the founder of Open Heart Ministry and has a  burning passion for transforming lives by helping people achieve their truest potential. She has over 30 years of experience in pastoral and professional counseling, coaching, and Christian leadership. She is an author, speaker and a revealer of God’s heart. Mary uses a holistic approach and combines spirituality, scientific concepts, energy medicine, and nutrition in an approach that aligns spirit, soul and body, resulting in amazing breakthroughs for the people she ministers to. She holds degrees in pastoral naturopathic medicine, theology, counseling, nutrition, bodywork and naturopathic medicine. Her licensing in Pastoral Sciences Doctorate is under the Ecclesia of the Christian church through the Pastoral Medical Association. Mary can be reached through this ministry and at DrMaryO.com






Dr. Stephen Saunders DC and his wife Michele are pastoral leaders with Mary sharing in the common vision of building restoration retreat centers.

Dr. Stephen Saunders is ordained through Open Heart Ministry. He is an excellent teacher of the Word, and as a chiropractor, he is passionate about the message of Biblical health. The body is considered  the temple of the Lord. Stephen delivers integrative therapies and education to the Body of Christ  to maintain physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Dr. Stephen has his Chiropractic office in Kirkland Washington and can be reached at ministry or  http://www.saunderschiropractic.com 







Michele Saunders is an ordained pastor with Open Heart Ministry. She is passionate about God's truth and love transforming our lives and our land to bring us into wholeness—abundant life spiritually, emotionally and physically. As a musician her music brings you on a journey through landscapes of rest, healing and restoration. She is a musical and visual artist who loves to creatively play with color and sound. She can be reached through the ministry and visit her website play2openmusic.com 

They work with an amazing ministry team together as facilitators in restoring health and wellness.


About Open Heart Ministry




Open Heart Ministry was established in 2001 and was recognized as a non-profit church and ministry organization in 2003. We have a big vision to establish holistic health healing campuses worldwide for people suffering from life defining illnesses and to educate the community on living with biblical guidelines for whole health. We believe that God is the source of all wisdom and knowledge and that we need to apply His wisdom to our health and life. Although these centers will be Christian based each campus does not require any person seeking help and who qualifies, to be a part of any religious organization. Our desire is to set all people free from oppressive life defining illnesses and encourage transformation through holistic healthy lifestyles.  To learn more of our vision click here.

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