Charleen Raschke and her husband John reside in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They have been married for 30+ years and have been involved in ministry in various ways most of that time.
John and Charleen's adult children live in the Edmonton area. Their youngest son, Dylan, lives at home with them as they oversee his day-to-day care.
Charleen is passionate about family and has a heart for women, desiring to see them healed and growing.
Early January 2016, Charleen joined with several other writers to work on a new project. They hope to release that project by 2018 (Walk With Me Ministries). In February 2016, she released her memoir, 'A Season of Ashes'.
In 2016, Charleen spoke in Endeavour, Sask. at a Women's Outreach Event; she was interviewed twice by: Hope Stream Radio with Ron Hughes; and she was chosen to publish her article in an Inscribe Christian Writers FellowScript magazine.
In 2017, Charleen spoke four times at a Mother/Daughter Camp in Prince George, B.C.; and wrote a short story accompanied by 2 recipes for a Christmas Anthology published September 2017. She also wrote a chapter for a book called 'Carried', another project with several authors, released the end of 2017.
In 2018, Charleen worked as the Writing Director of Walk With Me Ministries, encouraging other writers and supporting the Ministry Director. She authored several devotionals that will be released shortly in their compiled devotional called, 'Journey Through Winter'. She also penned an article for FellowScript magazine in February. She led a ladies Bible study in the spring and is currently leading a monthly ladies evening out as well as hosting a small group alongside her husband studying a marriage course.
A Season of Ashes - Synopsis
"A child born with severe physical and mental disabilities. Sexual abuse. A devastating addiction leading to an unimaginable series of events. Charleen and her husband John were just a regular young couple brought together by love and a shared passion for their faith. They could never have predicted what their family would go through and how hard it would be to hold onto God while learning how to let go of the children they so desperately wanted to protect. Charleen's fascinating story will resonate with all parents and comfort anyone going through their own personal struggles."