American Association of Christian Counselors
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Faculty

Unit I. Life Enrichment


Beth Moore founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994 with the purpose of teaching women how to love and live on God’s Word. She has written numerous books and Bible studies, including Breaking Free, Believing God, The Patriarchs and James: Mercy Triumphs that have been read by women of all ages, races, and denominations.

Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist and adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. Through her research and writing she has provided helpful wellness resources in gender and marital enrichment, parenting teens, overcoming stress and depression, and personal and spiritual enrichment for women. She is the author of Flourish: Discover the Daily Joy of Abundant, Vibrant Living and co-author, with her father, Archibald Hart, of A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Depression.

Sandy WilsonPh.D., is a marriage & family therapist and adjunct seminary professor. Ph.D., The Union Institute; M.A., University of Louisville; B.S., University of Cincinnati.

Jill Briscoe, has authored more than 40 books including devotionals, study guides, poetry and children’s books. Her vivid, relational teaching style touches the emotions and stirs the heart. She serves as Executive Editor of Just Between Us, a magazine of encouragement for ministry wives and women in leadership, and served on the board of World Relief and Christianity Today, Inc., for over 20 years.

Mary Hunt, founded Debt-Proof Living and has authored 18 books on money management and becoming debt-free. Her nationally-syndicated newspaper column, “Everyday Cheapskate,” appears in newspapers across the country and is also distributed electronically to opted-in subscribers every weekday. She is the money editor at Woman’s Day magazine and is a regular guest on national radio and television shows.

Florence Littauer, has been training speakers and writers through the CLASSeminar since 1981. She has written over 30 books and has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. Mmany of her titles have sold over 100,000 copies, with Personality Plus selling over 1,000,000 copies and being translated into twenty-five languages.

Unit II. Life Transitions


Kathleen Hart, author; chaplain, Fuller Theological Seminary; noted speaker.

Leslie Parrott, Ed.D., Co-Director, Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University; private practice in marriage and family therapy; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; best-selling author, national speaker, seminar leader, and Co-Editor of the NIV Marriage Devotional

Mary Ann Mayo, M.A., M.F.T., is a Licensed Marriage and Family counselor and a prolific author and speaker. She is a charter member of the Education Affiliates of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Mary Ann has authored several books including Good for You! Smart Choices for Hormone Health and The Menopause Manager: A Safe Path for a Natural Change (with Dr. Joseph L. Mayo).

Joseph L. Mayo, M.D., FACOG, is a Stanford-trained OB/GYN. He is a member of The North American Menopause Society and is the co-author of The Menopause Manager: A Safe Path for a Natural Change (with his wife, Mary Ann Mayo).

Freda Crews, D.Min., Ph.D., M.A.; is the director of Time for Hope Ministries and the host of the internationallysyndicated Time for Hope. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Spartanburg, SC, and is the Director/Dean of the International University for Graduate Studies School of Christian Counseling and Spiritual Direction.

Leslie Vernick, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a private counseling practice. She received her master’s degree at the University of Illinois and has completed postgraduate work in biblical counseling and cognitive therapy.

Joni Eareckson Tada, author; President of Joni and Friends – ministry to disabled; columnist; media personality

Unit III. Life Problems


Michael Lyles, M.D., Founding Partner, Lyles & Crawford Clinical Consulting; and member of AACC Executive Board. M.D., B.S., University of Michigan Accelerated Medical Program; Psychiatric Residency, Duke University Medical Center.

David Hager, M.D., FACOG, and Linda Hager, M.A., a board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist, is currently a Professor in the Department of OB-GYN and Consultant in Infectious Disease at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. He has been the Director of Continuing Medical Education in the Department of OB-GYN at Central Baptist Hospital and is their Director of the OB-GYN Residency Training Program).

Linda Mintle, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in marriage and family therapy, eating disorders and infertility. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including A Daughter’s Journey Home, Kids Killing Kids , Getting Unstuck, Divorce Proofing Your Marriage , Lose it for Life and Overweight Kids

Diane Langberg, Ph.D., is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 35 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She speaks internationally on topics related to women, trauma, ministry and the Christian life. She is the director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, a group practice in suburban Philadelphia, staffed by Christian psychologists, social workers and counselors.

June Hunt, M.A., is founder and CEO of Hope For The Heart, a worldwide biblical counseling ministry providing biblical hope and practical help in 20 languages and over 40 countries. June’s landmark work, The Biblical Counseling Library, is composed of 100 topical Biblical Counseling Keys. June is an accomplished musician, sought-after speaker, and top-selling author dedicated to presenting God’s Truth for Today’s Problems.

Thelma Wells, B.S., M.Min.; President, A Woman of God Ministries; speaker; author; media personality.

Unit IV. Marital Life


Barbara Rosberg, B.F.A., media personality; author; noted speaker.
Joyce Penner
Joyce Penner, M.N., R.N., is a registered nurse and clinical nurse specialist. She, along with her husband, Cliff, are partners in Penners, Loewen & Symingtons, a therapy practice located in Pasadena, CA. She is the co-author of The Gift of Sex: A Guide to Sexual Fulfillment and The Way to Love Your Wife: Creating Greater Love & Passion in the Bedroom.

Julie Clinton, MAd, MBA, is president of Extraordinary Women and host of EWomen conferences all across America. She is the author of several books including A Woman’s Path to Emotional Freedom, 10 Things You Aren’t Telling Him, and Extraordinary Women. She is passionate about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their children, Megan and Zach.

Laurie Hall, media personality; noted speaker; author

Kay Arthur, Co-founder Precept Ministries; author; media personality; speaker.

Unit V. Family Life


Barbara Shaffer, Ph.D.; psychologist; noted speaker

Lisa McMinn, Ph.D., author; noted speaker; associate professor, Wheaton College.

Sharon May, Ph.D., is the originator of the highly acclaimed Haven of Safety Marriage Relationship Intensives and Conferences at the Hart Institute in Pasadena, CA. Sharon is an internationally-known expert in emotionally focused therapy and the author of Safe Haven Marriage .

Connie Neal, B.A.; author; noted speaker; toured with Women of Faith.

Claudia Arp, B.S., Co-founder and Co-director, Marriage Alive International; award-winning author, speaker, seminar leader, TV/radio personality and co-host, The Family Workshop, Knoxville, TN. B.S., University of Georgia.

Janet Parshall, Janet is a graduate of Carroll College in Wisconsin. Janet was appointed twice by Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson to the Wisconsin Women’s Council, and the Governor’s Commission on Families and Children. Janet appeared in the 1995-96 editions of Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in America. In 1998, she was chosen by the International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women for significant career achievements and contributions to society.

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