Our Staff

Allen Rutter

Allen Rutter

Executive Director

Welcome to the Shalom Counseling and Mediation Center’s website.

Before becoming the director at Shalom I spent more than 18 years in pastoral ministry and I know that we all experience difficulties in our lives. Our counseling and mediation services are based on values and principles of spirituality and psychology that are useful for all, from those who have no interest in faith or Christianity to those who are devote and deeply religious. When issues and problems with relationships or personal trauma make life feel unmanageable or hopeless, our caring and professional staff is here to help you. Give us a call at 419-445-1552 and we will be glad to assist you.

We are committed to helping individuals, couples, families, organizations, churches and the communities in which we live, experience peace, justice and wholeness. Check us out and see what Shalom has to offer or consider what you can do to help us help others

Email me at arutter@shalomworks.org

Tara Conklin

Administrative Assistant

My name is Tara Conklin and I am excited to be part of the Shalom team. I look forward helping you as the administrative assistant. When you need to make an appointment or change one I will be glad to assist you in that process. I will do my best to answer your questions about invoicing, insurance claims or general questions about our services.

Shalom is here to help you with all your counseling and mediation service needs. Shalom Counseling and Mediation Center has and will continue to make an impact in the surrounding communities and help make a change for better health and wellness. Phone 419-445-1552 or email me at

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Amy Clark

Administrative Assistant -Bryan Office

Hi! Thanks for checking Shalom out!

When you call Shalom I will be glad to schedule your appointment with one of our fully licensed, caring professional therapists.  I can answer your questions about insurance and help you get started with all of your counseling needs.  If I don’t know the answer to your questions about our counseling or mediation services I can point you in the right direction.  Call me and lets get started on your path to healing and wellness.  Phone:  419-636-1713 or email me at aclark@shalomworks.org

Shirley Fry

Mediation Service Coordinator

I am excited to be working at Shalom. I started the first of August as the Bryan Office Manager which is one of the job titles I have. Another of the duties that I will be doing is Truancy Mediation, with the final part of my job being Program Coordinator.

I have Bachelors in Early Childhood & Elementary Education from the University of Toledo and a Masters in Counseling from Bowling Green State University. Both degrees were useful in my 32 years in education as I worked with grade levels ranging from preschool through college. Most of those years were spent teaching sixth grade. While I am going to miss my students, I am looking forward to this new chapter of my life.

Some of the programs I hope to implement include: seminars on grieving, divorce, communication issues, time management, and parenting classes. I look forward to being able to continue using my love of teaching on a different level. Starting a new career is proving to be an exciting time for me. Give me a call and lets work together at making our schools, families and community a healthier place.

Phone 419-445-1552 or email