About Us

At Something’s Got to Change, we are a dedicated team of Christian conciliators committed to guiding individuals, couples, and families toward healing and understanding. Our unique blend of biblical wisdom and professional conciliation expertise sets us apart. We believe in the power of God’s Word to transform conflicts into opportunities for growth and reconciliation.

Vision, Mission & Values

Welcome to a place where healing and reconciliation are at the forefront of everything we do. Our approach, deeply rooted in faith and compassion, is dedicated to guiding individuals through the complexities of relationships and conflicts. With a focus on holistic solutions and a deep respect for each person’s journey, we are committed to being a source of hope and guidance in challenging times. Join us as we embark on a path of restoration and peace, inspired by enduring values and a heart for service.

Our vision is to see relationships transformed and conflicts resolved through Christ-centered conciliation. We aspire to be a beacon of hope and guidance for those struggling with relationship challenges, helping them to find peace, flourish, and be restored through God’s love and wisdom.

Our mission is to provide comprehensive, biblically grounded conciliation services that address the root causes of conflict. By combining compassionate guidance with practical conflict resolution strategies, we aim to empower individuals to find lasting solutions and achieve reconciliation in their personal and communal relationships

We are steadfast in our dedication to God’s teachings and principles. Our work is a reflection of our faith, guided by the wisdom and love exemplified in the Bible. We believe that true healing and reconciliation come through following God’s path, and we commit to honoring His Word and glorifying Him in every aspect of our service.

Our purpose is deeply rooted in the service of others. We dedicate ourselves to understanding and addressing the unique needs of each individual and relationship we encounter. Our approach is compassionate and personalized, ensuring that everyone we assist feels valued, respected, and heard. We strive to be instruments of God’s peace, bringing His healing and reconciliation to all relationships entrusted to us.

Our Approach

Our methods are anchored in biblical teachings, offering a perspective that promotes forgiveness, understanding, and reconciliation. We turn to the Scriptures for guidance and wisdom, ensuring that our practices not only resolve conflicts but also nurture spiritual growth.

The cornerstone of our process is a deep, empathetic understanding of each participant’s situation and feelings. We listen attentively, acknowledging the complexities and emotional depths of each circumstance, ensuring that everyone feels heard and respected.

In situations involving marital and family relationships, we utilize a unique male/female team of conciliators. This balanced approach ensures diverse perspectives and fosters a more comprehensive understanding of the issues at hand, providing a well-rounded pathway to resolution.

Each journey of conciliation is tailored to the specific needs of the participants. We offer individual coaching sessions and thoughtful homework assignments, designed to help uncover root causes and personal contributions to the conflict, preparing participants for meaningful reconciliation.

Our role is to facilitate, guide, and support, not to dictate solutions. Participants are encouraged to actively engage in the process, making their own decisions, and finding common ground. This collaborative process leads to more sustainable and heartfelt resolutions.

We believe that reconciliation is a journey, not a destination. Our support extends beyond the resolution of immediate conflicts, providing resources and guidance to foster long-term peace and harmony in relationships.

Meet the Team

Ronald C. Zabel, Esq.

Founding Director
And Mediator

Eric Newton

Chief Executive Officer
And Mediator

Lucy Nichols

Outreach and Development Ambassador and Mediator

Claudia Carr

and Mediator


The journey to peace is unique for each individual, and so is our pricing. Our services are tailored to your specific needs, making the process open-ended. We are committed to supporting you until a resolution is reached. As a non-profit firm, we also offer a sliding scale fee schedule based on family income (subject to verification). For more details, please refer to our cost chart.

Every situation is different, and so is the time it takes to achieve reconciliation. The duration depends on the complexity of the issues and the willingness of the participants to engage in the process.
Every case is unique, and effectiveness largely depends on the participants’ willingness to engage in the process. We offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation to discuss the potential for conciliation in your situation.

We provide a framework for peace, but the success depends on the participants’ commitment to work toward their goals under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and to practice them in their daily lives.

We offer flexibility in our sessions. You can choose to meet us in person at our Fairfax, VA office, we can conduct sessions virtually via Zoom, or even combine both approaches.
We are a trauma informed ministry. While we are prepared to handle various situations, not all cases are suitable for conciliation. Our trained conciliators will assess each case to determine the most appropriate course of action. We believe participants should be able to make their own decisions. If participants are not able to do so, the circumstances may not be suitable for conciliation.