Join St. Herman House – FOCUS Cleveland for our 10th Anniversary November Event, featuring Fr. Paul Abernathy. Fr. Paul is an Orthodox priest, CEO of the Neighborhood Resilience Project, and Author of the book “The Prayer of a Broken Heart: An Orthodox Christian Reflection on African American Spirituality.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Father Paul Abernathy is an Orthodox Christian priest and the founding CEO of the Neighborhood Resilience Project. Since 2011, Fr. Paul has labored with his community to address Community Trauma with Trauma Informed Community Development, a framework that facilitates the transformation of trauma affected communities to resilient, healing and healthy communities so that people can be healthy enough to sustain opportunities and realize their potential.
Under Fr. Paul’s leadership, innovative trauma-informed grass-roots strategies have been developed and implemented to address acute, historical, transgenerational and complex trauma on a community level. Community groups from across the nation have worked with Fr. Paul to be trained in the Trauma-Informed Community Development framework.
Fr. Paul is also an author, and his work has been featured in film as well as local, national, and international media. He is the pastor of St. Moses the Black Orthodox Church, and a husband and father of two children.