Maria Elisabeth Schmidt
Kaarst, Germany
Course Facilitator

Being the sixth of eight children, I had a wonderful childhood. Today I am a proud aunt of 20 and grand aunt of 10 children - two twin couples included.

In 2001 I founded the (international) Christian Project KidsNET for the German speaking countries (it is about the "teaching" the language of the heart and forwarding values and faith by games, play and fun.). I lead it as director for ten years. More than thousand children attended since then and I am still in personal and warm contact with many of them as well as their parents.

Since 2010 I continue my Neufeld studies. As host (German language) I produced the 48 episode tv series "Zur Reife erziehen" (Raising children into maturity), broadcasted by EWTN, that is based on the Power to Parent course from Dr. Neufeld.

In May 2013 I founded the GIPFEL DER HERZENSBILDUNG and since February 2018 I also work as senior leader of development for the PRIESTERAUSBILDUNGSHILFE e.V., an NGO that focuses on a good education of priests.

Background: Chamber of Commerce Certified English correspondent, one year of economic studies at Cologne University, then 15 years in sales and marketing.

I am the author of the book "Ich liebe Dich so, wie ich bin! Eine Liebeserklärung an das Leben" that was also published in Croatian and hopefully will be published in English soon.

I love to offer my service to everyone who has children or works with them and who wants to understand children from insight out in order to help them to grow into maturity.
From 2013 until today I offer my service as a speaker in schools, parishes and family groups, who all invited me repeatedly.
Since January 2020 I am lecturer at the Academy Regenbogenland, Düsseldorf. I gave lectures at the Gustav-Siewerth-Academy that also wants to develop the cooperation with me.
Repeatedly I was lecturer for an international group of priests.