Meet the Founders

Founders, Julaine and Doug Bierl

Founders, Julaine and Doug Bierl

Julaine and Doug Bierl co-founded Reclaiming Wholeness LLC, also doing business as Abundant Life Coaching. They met in July 1997 and were married in December of the same year, a second marriage for both. They have six children between them, who ranged in age from 5 to 16 when they were married. So, Julaine and Doug experienced firsthand the joys and challenges of blending two families, and raising their children in that context. Out of their experience comes a passion for marriages, and a desire to do all they can to help marriages succeed. They established Reclaiming Wholeness to do just that! 

julaine Bierl

Julaine is the Director of Education and Programs for Reclaiming Wholeness. She retired from Worthington Schools after a 30-year teaching career. She is gifted at knowing how to engage students by creating memorable learning experiences and challenging students to be their best. Julaine is applying this same approach with Reclaiming Wholeness creating engaging learning experiences for those we serve. She has completed three years of Disciple Bible study, is certified to guide couples through Prepare/Enrich and SYMBIS, is a trained caregiver for Formational Prayer (inner-healing prayer), and is a marriage mentor. She and Doug are Marriage Navigators and provide marriage mentoring as part of Reclaiming Wholeness. Julaine also works part time for Brain Balance of Columbus which is a drug-free, non-medical approach that combines physical and sensory exercise with academic skill training and a Clean-Eating Nutrition System, to improve individual performance and social behavior with children who struggle. Julaine earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Wittenberg University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University.  You can reach Julaine by email at julaine.bierl@reclaimingwholeness.life

doug bierl

Doug is the Director of Operations for Reclaiming Wholeness. He is retired from a career in the pharmaceutical industry, which included positions in sales, sales management, marketing, marketing consulting, and advertising client services. Among other things, he is skilled at strategic planning, and developing and implementing plans. Doug also volunteered and served as the Executive Director for the Columbus Marriage Coalition and Healthy Marriage Collaboration of Central Ohio in 2007 and 2008. Doug completed three years of Disciple Bible study, is a trained caregiver for Formational Prayer (inner-healing prayer), is certified to guide couples through Prepare/Enrich and SYMBIS, is certified to facilitate various marriage and relationship education programs, is a marriage mentor, and is a certified professional coach. Doug has drawn from all of these experiences to develop the operational structure for Reclaiming Wholeness, to help people experience freedom in Christ, to facilitate training programs and group exercises, and to coach individuals, couples, and teams. He and Julaine are Marriage Navigators and also provide marriage mentoring as part of Reclaiming Wholeness. Doug earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from The Ohio State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  You can reach Doug by email at doug.bierl@reclaimingwholeness.life.