MEET OUR TEAM
LFC's counselors and facilitators have over 20 years of combined counseling experience helping individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, relational issues, and other mental health issues.
What makes us distinctively different is our use of Temperament Therapy along with Biblical counseling. Temperament Therapy has been shown to have over 90% success when administered by a person trained in this counseling technique.
Ciara is a Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care and Certified Temperament Counselor. She is currently working toward her Master Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling. Ciara’s heart is for counseling youth and young adults which emerged from her own life experiences with living in this fallen world that at times, seemed unmanageable. She has not only seen the break through of Christ’s love, grace, and mercy in her own life, but also in the lives of those she has ministered.
Ciara has been married for four years and has a toddler. She enjoys outdoor activities such as mudruns and Spartan runs. She is also a Gut-Brain Axis supplement representative.
Sharon is an Ordained Minister of Pastoral Care with a Masters in Clinical Christian Counseling and is presently working toward her Doctorate. She is also a Certified Temperament Therapist who received her training through the National Christian Counselors Association. Sharon is also a Certified Life Coach and Certified Marriage Coach who received training with Life Breakthrough Academy. She is married with 2 children and grandchildren. Sharon is on the Board of Directors with Exhale Woman's Fellowship helping homeless women and women who are in distress.
She has a heart in seeing the transformation of lives from brokenness to wholeness. She has a passion to encourage and up lift those through their personal struggles in life to be FREE! From her own personal journey of brokenness to wholeness and bondage to freedom, how the light of God's Love restored and rebuilt her back to a life of joy, peace, and love. She wants to be able to help you too. Her favorite scripture is Isaiah 61:3... a crown of beauty instead of ashes, joy instead of mourning, a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair, you will be called oaks of righteousness...
Michael Wood is a Licensed Minister of Pastoral Care and holds a Masters in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University. He is licensed through the National Christian Counselors Association and is a Certified Temperament Therapist.
Michael has been counseling since 2010 and is passionate about working with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. He also works with parents and spouses who have loved ones as addicts. Drawing from his training, insights from God’s word, and his own personal experiences, he is equipped to help guide people to healing and strength leading to a life of freedom and peace. Michael’s hope and desire is for each individual to enjoy the abundant life Christ came to give each of us.
Michael's been married for 32 years and has an adult son. He enjoys running in his spare time.
Linda is an Ordained Minister of Pastoral Care and a Certified Temperament Counselor. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, and is currently working toward her Masters Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling.
Linda’s passion is to help teenagers, young adults & women come into a closer relationship with God. Linda loves to come alongside those who have felt the pain of rejection, loneliness, shame and disappointment, helping them find comfort in God’s unfailing love. She wants to help people learn to develop positive thinking patterns and overcome their fears so they can begin to trust again.
Linda’s holistic approach encompasses physical, mental/emotional & spiritual health. She hopes that everyone she ministers to would walk away closer to God, and with a fresh perspective - understanding their purpose - and passionate about what their future holds!
Kenia counsels with children ages 17 and under.
Kenia is a Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care and Certified Temperament Counselor. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling.
Kenia has a passion for helping teens who struggle with self-doubt, fear and depression. She is also passionate about helping young children who struggle to express their needs and regulate their emotions.
Kenia's goal is to draw struggling teens and children closer to Christ while teaching them about who Christ created them to be. She hopes to remind everyone she ministers to that in this ever busy world, Christ still cares about our daily struggles no matter how big or small.
Andrea is an Ordained Minister of Pastoral Care and holds a Doctorate level degree in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University through the National Christian Counselors Association. She is also a Certified Temperament Counselor.
Andrea has been counseling since 2006 and has a passion for women who struggle with their self-identify and worth. She has many years’ experience with codependency and facilitated a codependency small group through Celebrate Recovery. She also has years of experience in marriage and premarital counseling as well as other areas of mental health. She has been married for 30 years and has 5 grandsons. She enjoys camping, working out and running.
Rebecca is a Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care and is a Certified Temperament Counselor. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling. Rebecca felt called to Pastoral Counseling because of her first hand experience with God’s all-powerful redemption, deliverance, and love in her life, as well as those closest to her.
Rebecca has a passion to see those held captive by addiction set free, and those affected by the addiction healed. She longs to bring hope to those wrestling with rejection, depression and self-worth. She also has a real heart to minister to marriages by walking side by side with them through any season of life, helping to bring hope, joy, and restoration.
Rebecca has been married for 10 years and has 2 sweet cats. She is also an Aunt to 8 beautiful nieces and nephews. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband, family and friends. She also enjoys doing adventurous activities outside.
Juan is an Ordained Minister and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & Counseling; He is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling. Juan is also a Certified Fatherhood Practitioner for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Juan has been married to his wife Deborah for 24 years and together they have two children: Jordan and Hannah. Juan has a passion for counseling young men, men and couples. He has a heart for the broken, misunderstood and marginalized. From a very young age, he always felt the call from God to help people through compassion and empathy. He was intrigued by people's behavior and decision making, and he wanted to be an encouragement to them along the way. His passion became more overwhelming and his call became clear when he experienced the love and grace of God through people that were willing to love him right where he was in those difficult times. That is exactly what Juan wants to provide to people that are hurting and broken through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, God’s Word and His grace.
Facilitators are trained and experienced guides that oversee LFC's interactive group sessions providing support for people dealing with life issues that they have overcome and that others within the focus group are currently dealing with.
Margie has 20 years of recovery from substance abuse. She was a co-leader at Celebrate Recovery for six years. Margie has sponsored several women and guided them through the 12-step process.
She loves sharing her experiences, strength and hope. She has devoted her life to Christ and His Kingdom work.
Jessica is a Financial Peace Coordinator with a passion to teach others how to be good stewards of what God has given them. Before learning about Dave Ramsey's principles, she had a basic knowledge of managing a budget but was in $86K of debt. She had bought into the myth that student loan debt was "good" debt but we are proud to say that she is now debt free! God has placed a passion in her heart to share her knowledge and testimony to help others have financial focus.
Cyndi has over 4 years in recovery for codependency and helped facilitate a codependency small group with Celebrate Recovery.
She also has 3 years experience as a Stephen Minister at her home church. She enjoys helping people in recovery.