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...
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 facilitates 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.
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.
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.