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About ICCI

What is Christian Life Coaching?

Learn more about the history, focus, and purpose of life coaching, as well as the core foundations and definition of Christian life coaching.

Mission Statement

Bringing Life and Living Into Focus, Maximizing Each Person’s God-Given Potential

Vision Statement

The International Christian Coaching Institute (ICCI) is a premier and innovative faith-based network in the emerging field of Life Coaching that embodies professional and ministerial excellence. It represents a group of Christian Life Coaches dedicated to serving others with compassion and competence and who utilize biblical principles to assist clients in setting individualized goals through a collaborative partnership that addresses the whole person.

Theme Scripture

“One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:13-14 (NASB)

Statement of Faith

“The integrity of the upright guides them.” (Proverbs 11:3 NIV)

ICCI adheres to the Statement of Faith developed by Hope for the Heart.


Steve Arterburn, MA

Founder and Chairman, New Life Ministries

“I encourage you to become part of ICCI. Whether you are a pastor, a teacher or a full on life coach, there are so many different specialties and ICCI has a foundation of biblical truth that can be applied to any situation. You will be a better professional and a better person by coming and learning all that you can. We are building the Kingdom of God one restored soul at a time. Won’t you join us!”

— Steve Arterburn, MA

Dwight Bain, MA

Founder, Lifeworks Group

“More than ever, it’s important to come together with likeminded believers who are coaching just like you. I am part of ICCI because I saw this incredible benefit. Coaching flows out of our life story and the experiences God has given to each of us. When you share your story, when I share my story, when we learn new skills, we can go impact the world . . . and we’ll do it better together. Consider joining Team ICCI today.”

— Dwight Bain, MA

Rolfe Carawan, MEd and Lea Carawan, MA

Co-founders, Transformed Living

“We are excited to be a part of ICCI, what we believe to be the premier life coaching network for people of faith. This is where we can fellowship together, learn from one another, and grow as Christian coaches. If you have a heart for helping others and really want to see them flourish in life, then ICCI is where you can get trained and credentialed with everything you need to bring your skills and talents to help others.”

— Rolfe Carawan, MEd and Lea Carawan, MA

Dan Chrystal, MBA

“If you are looking for a supportive, relational, caring, mentoring environment to enhance your life coaching skills, ICCI is the only place you need to look. Birthed from an insatiable desire to raise up competent and godly coaches, mentors, and leaders, ICCI is an organization where faith, integrity, honor, professionalism, and relationship excellence are celebrated. Your journey to help others find their purpose must begin here.”

— Dan Chrystal, MBA

Dr. Mark Crear, PhD

Founder, In the Zone Coaching, Counseling, and Consulting Group

“There is an expression that says, ‘Teamwork makes the dream work’ and ICCI is your team. If you have ever wanted an organization that can marry your Christian faith with your life coaching experience, ICCI is a great fit and this is your opportunity to network, to fellowship, to sharpen your iron with an institution that has integrity, honor, incredible resources, and above all, loves the Lord.”

— Dr. Mark Crear, PhD

Maj. Gen. Bob Dees (Ret.), MS

President, Resilience Consulting, LLC

“Networks are incredibly important and there is a remarkable network of like-minded Christian coaches called the International Christian Coaching Institute. I commend this to you as a great place for fellowship and where there are coaching resources across the entire spectrum. Join me and this great group of people. It will be a tremendous experience, with opportunities to learn, grow together, and contribute.”

— Maj. Gen. Bob Dees (Ret.), MS

June Hunt, MA

Founder and Chief Servant Officer, Hope for the Heart

“What do you need more of? Resilience, Hope, Leadership? Do you feel called to help people have better marriages, families, careers or transformed lives? We can all become better equippers. At ICCI, we have a heart to give you the very best coaches combined with content that is practical and offers biblical hope to learn from, so you can give life transforming truths to others. Come join us—we want you!”

— June Hunt, MA

Steve Lentz, Esq., JD

Co-founder, Anchor Legal Group

“Having practiced law for almost 50 years, I have come to appreciate the genuine need for expert life coaching among leaders, employees, and individuals. ICCI answers a critical need for resourcing and training in these important areas and has recruited veteran trainers and mentors from across the country who are experienced and recognized as leaders in their respective disciplines. I am honored to be a part of this strategic group.”

— Steve Lentz, Esq., JD

Jill Monaco

Founder and CEO, Jill Monaco Ministries

“The International Christian Coaching Institute offers creative solutions for faith-based life coaches who are looking for training from trusted leaders, practical and biblical tools to improve their skills and practice, and a wonderful community of like-minded colleagues. What a great group of people. I am honored to be part of ICCI and highly recommend it to you!”

— Jill Monaco

Gary Morais, MA

Founder, Journey2Love

“The ICCI is an engaging and dynamic network of Christian Life Coaching experts. If you have a faith filled heart for helping people grow personally and professionally, I am confident you will benefit greatly by being a part of this organization. Join today and start building a stronger coaching practice or ministry, as well as collaborative networking relationships with other likeminded Christians.”

— Gary Morais, MA

Bethany Murdock

Founder, Bethany Murdock Coaching, LLC

“I am honored and blessed to be a part of the International Christian Coaching Institute, especially at this time in history! The world is in great need of faith-filled believers who are equipped and empowered to bring strong solutions and to speak into people’s lives. ICCI has already been a wonderful way for me to get to know and build significant relationships with other Christian life coaches and to continue to grow professionally myself. We need each other!”

— Bethany Murdock

Dr. Rita Murray, PhD

Founder and Principal, Performance Consulting, LLC

“I am thrilled to be part of the International Christian Coaching Institute, coming together to partner with other life coaches just like you. The cadre of professional coaches who share my Christian faith is astounding, and for you to be invited into this community, I hope you see it as a great proposal that can change your life. It is transformational, tried, tested, and true. We are excited to have you join us.”

— Dr. Rita Murray, PhD

Michelle Nietert, MA

Founder and Clinical Director, Community Counseling Associates

“The International Christian Coaching Institute provides a unique opportunity for life coaches to not only learn the critical skills they need to work successfully with clients and to pursue certification, but to also be connected to a wonderful community that can support them in growing their coaching practices and ministries. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am excited to refer ministry leaders, coaches, and other mental health practitioners to a program that values excellence, professional integrity, mentoring, and biblical integration.”

— Michelle Nietert, MA

Jimmy Queen

CEO, JAWS Consulting Group, LLC

“Having worked and interacted within the Christian people helping space for the past 20 years, the International Christian Coaching Institute is among the very best professional organizations I know of, and one that shares your faith values and passion for others. In partnership with leading experts, ICCI provides the very best biblical resources, training, and education for the Christian Life Coaching community worldwide.”

— Jimmy Queen

Alita and GJ Reynolds

Foundational Voice, Women of Faith

“Are you looking to inspire, elevate, and empower your life and the lives of others? Then ICCI is an excellent place start. Aligning with faith-based professional coaches is a great way to expand your network and to be equipped with resources and tools to impact the world for God’s glory. We all know how important it is to surround ourselves with like-minded people and this is your opportunity to heighten your God-given talents.”

— Alita and GJ Reynolds

Dr. Gary Rosberg, EdD and Barb Rosberg, BFA

Co-founders, The Rosberg Group

“We are absolutely humbled to team up with ICCI, a network of Christian Life Coaches who come alongside and equip people just like you. If you are a life coach or interested in being certified so that you can impact, influence, and help others, ICCI is for you. It’s important to be strengthened and have even greater skill acquisition to fulfill all that God has called you to do in your sphere of influence. Let’s impact the Kingdom together.”

— Dr. Gary Rosberg, EdD and Barb Rosberg, BFA

Dr. Eric Scalise, PhD

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Hope for the Heart

“Life coaching is one of the fastest growing endeavors around the world, but what’s often lacking is the ‘God’ component and people of faith frequently feel there is no place for them. Well, we have a home for you. It’s called the International Christian Coaching Institute. Join the network and become part of a global leader, a dynamic coalition of other like-minded, faith-based coaches who, together, we can all make a difference.”

— Dr. Eric Scalise, PhD

Haley Scully, MA

Senior Director of Strategic and International Operations, Hope for the Heart

“As a member of ICCI, you will join forces with some of the most dynamic leaders in Christian Life Coaching today. Their experience and proven success, along with your commitment to grow in this calling, will be the catalyst to launch your practice, strengthen your skills and natural abilities, and affirm your place with tomorrow’s top leaders integrating faith into life coaching. We welcome you to the ICCI team.”

— Haley Scully, MA

Kari Stageberg, MBA

CEO, StrongFamilies

“If you have a desire to become an amazing Christian Life Coach, then ICCI is where you want to be. You are going to find experts who can teach and mentor you in how to be more effective and work well with those you coach. You are going to receive practical tools and resources, along with a network of support . . . people who really want to equip and walk with you on your coaching journey. I am thrilled to be a part of ICCI.”

— Kari Stageberg, MBA

Dr. John Trent, PhD

Founder and President, StrongFamilies

“I am honored to be part of the International Christian Coaching Institute, and that is a group of people just like you who really want to make a difference in someone’s life. Coaching is exploding and digital coaching is the future. You can learn so much online, but still be connected. I can’t encourage you enough to join us today in this incredible coaching space and let the Lord use you and unleash you through ICCI.”

— Dr. John Trent, PhD

Deanne Ward

Director, MyHope Global

“With the increasing number of people experiencing distress, ICCI is strategically positioned to be a powerful network for the faith based community, to help bring hope and life into focus. ICCI is a premier resource for training, so you can impact individuals and couples as a life changing coach. Surround yourself with likeminded people and take your coaching to the next level to do what God has called you to do in your sphere of influence.”

— Deanne Ward

Dr. Steve Warren, PhD

Co-founder & Chief Content Officer, JAWS Consulting Group, LLC

“I have been interacting with and training people helpers for years . . . counselors, life coaches, and lay caregivers. That’s why I am excited to be part of and endorse the International Christian Coaching Institute, a professional organization strongly committed to being biblically mission-centered as it connects, equips, encourages, and raises up Life Coaches to meet this generation’s growing needs.”

— Dr. Steve Warren, PhD

Rev. Cedric and Michelle White

Co-founders, Healing Thine Hearts

“We are so excited to be part of ICCI. Practical help and biblical hope is what you will receive and people are needing guidance and support today more than ever before. As a Member in this network of Christian coaches, you will find practical, palatable, and resourceful information that will assist you in helping the people God brings across your path. Now is a great time to join ICCI and fulfill the calling He gave you.”

— Rev. Cedric and Michelle White

Christian Life Coaching Code of Ethics

“Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned.” (Titus 2:7-8 ESV)

Executive Board of Reference

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Stephen Arterburn

Stephen Arterburn, MA, is the Founder and Chairman of New Life Ministries, the Founder of Women of Faith conferences (attended by over five million people), and host of the #1 nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk show, “New Life Live,” heard by two million people each weekday on 200 radio stations nationwide. Stephen is also an inductee to the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame and a best-selling author of books such as Every Man’s BattleHealing Is a Choice, Toxic Faith, Walking Into Walls, and his latest books, the Arterburn Wellness Seriesand moreAlong with Dr. David Stoop, he edited and produced the award-winning Life Recovery Bible, which is on exhibit at The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC See more at www.newlife.com

Dwight Bain

Dwight Bain, MA, is the Founder of the LifeWorks Group in Winter Park, Florida. He helps people rewrite their stories through strategic change and is dedicated to helping people achieve greater results. Since 1984, Dwight has helped thousands of people across America as a Keynote Speaker, Certified Leadership Coach, Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Critical Incident Stress Management expert. He is a trusted media resource on managing major change and has been interviewed on hundreds of radio and television stations, has been quoted in over 100 publications, and is the author of Destination Success: A Map for Living Out Your Dreams. For more, see www.dwightbain.com 

Dr. Mark Crear

Rev. Mark Crear, PhD, is a two-time Olympic Medalist (110 Meter-High Hurdles), an Olympic Hall of Fame Member, a motivational speaker, certified counselor, and organizational consultant. Dr. Crear has over 15 years of diversified experience in multicultural competency training, diversity and inclusion, racial reconciliation, and life, relationship, organizational, and performance coaching. He is the Founding Principal of In The Zone Coaching, Counseling, and Consulting Group, a mental health educator as an adjunct professor of psychology at Houston Baptist University, and published author (In the Zone: How to Overcome the Hurdles of Life and Peace Be Still: How to Promote Racial Reconciliation and Healing). See more at www.markcrear.com

Dr. Rita Murray

Rita Murray, PhD, is the Founder and Principal of Performance Consulting, LLC, an organizational development firm, previous CEO and Chairman of a national energy services company, cognitive psychologist, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), executive coach, and sought-after leadership consultant. She has held leadership roles at General Electric and Lockheed Martin, and is also a private pilot. Dr. Murray frequently speaks at leadership events and conferences and is highly regarded for her ability to connect personal and interpersonal development with the needs of business and with mobile and virtual technology. See more at www.performanceok.com

Jimmy Queen

Jimmy Queen, is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of strategic leadership, consulting experience, and a proven skill set to effectively cultivate and maintain vital partnerships and relationships essential to continued organizational growth and development. He has spent the last two decades working in the faith-based mental health arena and served as CEO of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Jimmy is co-founder of JAWS Consulting Group, LLC and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He also is President of Navigate, LLC, a consulting and development group that serves Christian ministries, businesses, and higher-ed institutions.

Dr. Gary & Barb Rosberg

Gary Rosberg, EdD, and Barbara Rosberg, BFA, are sought-after Executive Life and Marriage and Family Coaches, John C. Maxwell certified international speakers and trainers, award-winning authors, broadcasters, and well-known international marriage conference presenters. Together, the Rosbergs are co-founders of The Rosberg Group, where they provide marriage coaching, as well as one-on-one executive life coaching. Authors of over a dozen books, the Rosbergs use their gifts of insight, humor, and wisdom in coaching couples “up” to become the best they can be. Their nonprofit ministry, America’s Family Coaches, has impacted marriages across the United States and globally for almost 35 years. They serve first responder and military marriages in their home state, and in particular, wounded warrior couples. See more at www.TheRosbergGroup.com

Dr. Eric Scalise

Eric Scalise, PhD, is the President of LIV Consulting, LLC. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) with Hope for the Heart. He is also the former Senior Vice President for the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and former Department Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University. Dr. Scalise is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 40 years of clinical and professional experience in the mental health field, and he served six years on the Virginia Board of Counseling under two governors. Specialty areas include professional/pastoral stress and burnout, combat trauma and PTSD, marriage and family issues, grief and loss, addictions and recovery, leadership development, and lay counselor training. He is a published author, adjunct professor at several Christian universities, conference speaker, and frequently works with organizations, clinicians, ministry leaders, and churches on a variety of issues.

Dr. John Trent

John Trent, PhD, is the President and Founder of StrongFamilies.com and The Center for StrongFamilies. A nationally known marriage and family speaker, radio personality, and author, Dr. Trent regularly presents at conferences and keynote events for churches and organizations, such as Promise Keepers, throughout corporate America, as well as for several branches of our military across the country and world. He also served for five years as the Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry and Therapy at Moody Theological Seminary. Dr. Trent is a best-selling and award-winning author who has authored and co-authored more than 26 books in eleven different languages, six books for children, and seventeen that have won writing awards, including the two-million copy best-selling book, The Blessing. See more at www.StrongFamilies.com

Additional Board of Reference Members

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Rolfe and Lea Carawan

Lea Carawan, MA, is the CEO of LifeMatters International, a firm dedicated to improving personal and professional performance, and also the Founder of Transformed Living, a unique discipleship experience designed to equip individuals to have a significant impact through their relationships at home and at work. Lea has also served as Executive Director and Vice President of Operations and Project Development for the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation. For over ten years, she led the effort to equip and mobilize the largest network of federal- and state-elected leaders—nearly 100 sitting members of Congress and 900 state legislators— who are committed to standing for faith and implementing proactive strategies to advance religious freedom, prayer, and America’s Judeo-Christian heritage. She is a speaker, consultant, ordained minister, and a leadership, marriage, and life coach. With a career spanning three decades, Lea has transitioned seamlessly between entrepreneurship, fashion, consulting, ministry, and motherhood. As an executive coach, speaker and trainer, Lea provides highly effective tools and methodology. See more at www.transformedliving.org
Rolfe Carawan, MEd, is the President of LifeMatters Ministries, which focuses on discipleship, biblical principles, and tackling the relevant issues of our times, as well as the Co-founder of Carawan Global Group. Inspired by his passion to relieve suffering and release potential, Rolfe brings his real-world experience and strategies to leaders in a variety of industries. Known for his contagious enthusiasm, his coaching draws out the best in others, igniting a renewal of energy, engagement, and productivity to successfully transition people through change, transforming human behavior, building unified teams, and overcoming generational gaps. Rolfe understands the challenges leaders face in working with people in today’s business climate and his expertise in human dynamics gives him the unique ability to help organizations sustain unity through change and challenging times. His winning strategies have been developed over 30 years of successfully coaching, training, and motivating people. Speaking to organizations ranging from Fortune 500s and high-tech companies to healthcare and nonprofits, Rolfe has spoken to nearly a million people throughout America, including audiences on four continents. He is an author, successful teacher, coach, trained counselor, and uses experiential learning methods to create a committed workforce, raise employee morale, effectively implement change initiatives, and strengthen communication. See more at www.transformedliving.org

Dan Chrystal

Dan Chrystal, MBA, is a husband, father, author, speaker, and life coach. He has over 28 years in executive leadership and relational coaching, including six years as an administrative officer of a large faith-based nonprofit organization and also served as the Director of Sponsorship and National Church Relations for Bayside Church in Roseville, CA. Dan is passionate about helping others love their neighbors as themselves, and is a dedicated life, career, and couples coach. He holds an MBA in Executive Leadership from Purdue Global University and is currently studying Law at Purdue Global University Law School. Dan’s ministry experience spans almost all pastoral positions. He is a committed student of “Relationship” and believes deep, meaningful relationships are God’s design for us. He is the author of Lost Art of Relationship and Discussions for Better Relationships. For more, see Dan Chrystal – Book Author – Discussions for Better Relationships | LinkedIn

Maj. Gen. Bob Dees (Ret.)

Maj. Gen. Bob Dees (Ret.), MS, served for 31 years in the U.S. Army in a wide variety of command and staff positions culminating in his last three assignments as Assistant Division Commander for Operations, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Commander, Second Infantry Division, United States Forces Korea; and as Deputy Commanding General, V (US/GE) Corps in Europe, concurrently serving as Commander, US-Israeli Combined Task Force for Missile Defense. Following military retirement in January 2003, Gen. Dees served as Executive Director, Defense Strategies, with the Microsoft Corporation, followed by leadership of a nonprofit outreach to the military. While authoring The Resilience Trilogy and the Resilience God Style study series, he was the Associate Vice President for Military Outreach and Director of the nation’s first Institute for Military Resilience at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Gen. Dees also served as National Security Advisor and Campaign Chair for Ben Carson. He is President of Resilience Consulting, LLC, and President of The National Center for Healthy Veterans (NCFHV). Gen. Dees is married to his wife Kathleen and they have two children and seven grandchildren, while currently residing in Round Rock, TX. See more at www.resiliencegodstyle.com

June Hunt

June Hunt, MA, is the Founder and Chief Servant Officer of Hope for the Heart, a worldwide counseling and caregiving ministry that offers biblical hope and practical help in more than 60 countries and 36 languages. She is also the Founder and Board Chair for the Hope Center in Plano, TX, a collaborative hub of over 65 Christian ministries making a global impact for God’s Kingdom. The Keys for Living Library provides the foundation for the ministry’s award-winning radio program, Hope in the Night, a live one-hour call-in counseling program, as well as the 2002 creation of the Biblical Counseling Institute (BCI) initiated by Criswell College, where June earned her Master of Arts degree in counseling. Through her warmth, wisdom, and gentle candor, she prompts penetrating dialogue with listeners, often with life-changing results. Her passion to help others through biblical counsel is fueled by her joy in seeing a life changed through Christ. As an accomplished author, speaker, and musician, June has been a guest on various national television and radio programs, including the NBC Today show. She has toured overseas with the USO and has been a guest soloist with the Billy Graham Crusades. For more, see See more at www.Junehunt.org

Stephen Lentz, Esq.

Stephen D. Lentz, JD, Esq., is a Co-founder of Anchor Legal Group, PLLC, the former President of Middle East Television, and the former Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for International Family Entertainment. Mr. Lentz has served as an adjunct professor at Regent University School of Law and the Graduate School of Communications, and serves clients in the areas of corporate formation, complex business transactions, entertainment law, intellectual property, nonprofit law, and foundation and church/ministry representation. He is also an author and speaker, including: Bulletproof: Business Protection Strategies from a War Zone and The Business of Church: The Concise Business Handbook for Pastors and a leadership book based on the life and leadership of H.J. Heinz, It Was Never about the Ketchup! Mr. Lentz is recognized as one of the top five “Church Law Authorities” in the U.S. representing denominations and churches in all 50 states and every province in Canada. He and his wife, Cathy, live in Virginia Beach, VA, have four children, and seven grandchildren. See more at www.stephendlentz.com

Jill Monaco

Jill Monaco is the founder and CEO of Jill Monaco Ministries, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has a passion to encourage people to pursue the presence of God and find freedom in Christ. She is a speaker, best-selling author, and CC credentialed life coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also certified as a Strengths Champion Coach and SYMBIS Relationship Coach. As a Bible teacher and speaker, Jill is known for captivating audiences with her high-energy, humorous approach to life’s serious issues. Her faith-filled and transparent stories encourage listeners to become all that God has created them to be. Jill has developed Freedom Coaching®, a model that blends hearing God, prayer, and coaching tools. Her first book, The Freedom Coach Model® went to #1 on the Amazon bestseller list. Jill Monaco Ministries also serves singles by publishing the online magazine, SingleMatters.com and the program, From Looking to Loving: Find the Breakthrough You Need So You Can Have the Relationship You Want. She hosts the podcast, The Jill Monaco Show: Conversations that Inspire You to Love well. Jill has been featured on LIFE Today with James and Betty Robison, the Boundless Podcast (Focus on the Family), and has taught webinars for singles with Christian Mingle. She has spoken on stages at Disney Night of Joy, Creation Fest, and the Experience Conference about the need for Bible translation. Her eclectic career includes 20 years as a professional stage and commercial actress, industrial film narrator, and voiceover talent. She sang backups for Perry Como’s Holiday Tour, performed in tours and theatres across the country, and is the voice on several Disney Kids audiobooks. Currently living in Chicago, IL, Jill looks forward to having her own family someday. Until then, she works very hard at earning the title of favorite aunt to her five nieces and nephews. See more at https://www.jillmonaco.com/

Gary Morais

Gary Morais, MA, has dedicated his life to helping people for over 37 years with a professional background as an author, Certified Master Coach, business and ministry consultant, and Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. He holds a patent based on brain-thinking research and is an expert in Human Development working with MD’s to help their patients reduce medications and lower stress and depression. Gary is also the Executive Director of Journey2Love, a ministry that equips others to build Christlike character and provide easy-to-use, practical, and biblically based programs, training materials, and tools specific to each individual’s life. This includes retreats, discipleship programs, and Certification Training for life coaches. He developed the Px-12 Profile™ which measures the brain’s thinking algorithms that are linked to stress, fears, well-being, and human performance. Gary is a frequent speaker and has appeared on multiple TV and radio programs helping people to better understand themselves and others. See more at www.Journey2Love.org

Bethany Murdock

Bethany Murdock, BA, is a Master Life Coach certified through the American Association of Christian Counselors and regularly coaches and provides spiritual development to individuals and couples. Bethany has been in ministry for over 20 years, has served as a Worship Pastor, and is ordained. She has been helping people grow and develop in both their personal lives, as well as their relationship with Christ. Her desire is to see people empowered through Jesus and to live their best life possible. Areas of expertise include: Life Coaching for Women, Marriage Coaching, Grief and Loss Coaching, Spiritual Development Coaching, and Leadership and Ministry Coaching. Bethany and her husband, Paul, live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. For more, see www.bethanylentzmurdock.com

Michelle Nietert

Michelle Nietert, BA, Michelle is the Founder and Owner of Community Counseling Associates in Allen, Texas and has supervised and trained numerous counselors since 2005. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, and is a sought after leader in the area of solution focused counseling for both consultation and training. Michelle has been retained by liability insurance companies, as well as local and national law firms as a recognized expert in the area of mental health treatment and documentation. She has in-depth play therapy training, is a previous district crisis counselor with Safe and Drug Free Schools, and has worked extensively with suburban families dealing with drug exploration, dependence, abuse, and addiction. Michelle’s areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, eating disorders, self-harm, PTSD, marital affairs, OCD, rape recovery, grief/loss, divorce, and childhood physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. For the last decade, she has also become a community expert in treating families who have experienced the loss of a child or children with severe medical issues, including cancer. Michelle is a certified life coach and she has a passion that embraces a strong identity in Christ as the greatest key for gaining positive self-worth and creating lasting life change. See more at www.michellenietert.com

GJ and Alita Reynolds

Alita and GJ Reynolds, now oversee and steward the 25-year history of Women of Faith, a ministry that has impacted millions of women around the world to live victoriously in Christ. Alita is the ministry’s Foundational Voice, host of the Women of Faith Show, an ICCI Master Life Coach Trainer, writer, and sought-after speaker. She is also the Co-founder of Inspire Alive, a transmedia entertainment company offering full-circle marketing partnerships focused on development, production, merchandising, digital platforms, and live events. There is no place she would rather spend time than with her husband and three children in Lincoln, NE. GJ serves as the organization’s CEO. He is also an entrepreneur, business developer, public speaker, author, and United States Army veteran. GJ believes he is called to challenge and assist others to be inspired, elevated, and empowered to reach their full godly potential. Also known as Simply G, his Mission Statement is: I Am a Courageous, Playful, and Powerful Warrior! I live a life of purpose, on purpose and for God’s purpose (www.simplyg.com). Together, their goal is to grow an authentic and loving community, and to see sisters in Christ lock arms and support one another. See more at www.womenoffaith.com

Haley Scully

Haley Scully, MA, is the Senior Director of Strategic and International Operations with Hope for the Heart. In 2011, she began her work in the ministry’s counseling department before moving to international work. She serves to develop partnerships, coordinate resources and distribution methods, and provides basic counseling and care ministry training for church leaders and parachurch organizations in over 25 countries around the world. Haley concurrently helps provide leadership for professional development initiatives that include training and resourcing Christian caregivers, life coaches, and counselors. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Oklahoma State University and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Haley is passionate about connecting hurting hearts to hope in Christ and the practical application of God’s Word to their everyday lives. She is a speaker, author, trainer, and serves as a guest host on June Hunt’s live, one-hour, call-in counseling program, Hope in the Night.

Kari Trent Stageberg

Kari Trent Stageberg, MBA, is a speaker and author who is best known for her work on the book, The Blessing. Kari also serves as the CEO for StrongFamilies, ​a ministry she runs with her father, Dr. John Trent, to help strengthen families through God-honoring attachment or “Blessing”-centered relationships. She has worked with multiple nonprofit organizations in the areas of fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning, and also co-founded a consulting company, The Nonprofit Consulting Shop, several years ago to provide top-level training and resources to small and start-up nonprofits. As a survivor of abuse, Kari’s passion is to help others find freedom and healing in Christ. See more at www.StrongFamilies.com

Dr. Joshua Straub

Joshua Straub, PhD, is the Co-founder and President of Famous at Home, an organization whose mission is to equip leaders and corporations in emotional intelligence and healthy family systems. Dr. Straub is also a Fellow of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling. As a marriage and family coach, and professor of child psychology/crisis response, he coaches leaders to be famous at home so they can thrive on their stage. He also speaks regularly for Joint Special Operations Command and serves military families across the country. Dr. Straub has authored/coauthored seven books including Safe House: How Emotional Safety Is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well. He and his wife, Christi, host the Famous at Home podcast and co-wrote two children’s books to help parents foster emotional awareness in their children, What Am I Feeling? and What Do I Do With Worry? He says he is most renowned for his role as a husband and dad, and that he is also a recovering human with an ongoing journey that includes therapy, coaching, a tight-knit faith community, and staying fit. See more at https://www.famousathome.com/

Deanne Ward

Deanne Ward, is the Director of MyHope Global, which offers tools and solutions for mental health from a faith-based perspective. She is a former Operational Specialist and HR Director for Dr. James Dobson at Family Talk Radio and served as a Consultant for World Challenge and David Wilkerson (Teen Challenge). Her passion is to impact the lives of others for the cause of Christ. She is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and has traveled to more than 50 countries with this purpose, working with various churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations, establishing and cultivating leadership teams. Deanne has received over 40 certifications and licenses with an emphasis on behavioral science and counseling. She received her therapy license from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Along with her license, she has received certifications in the following specialties: Crisis Management, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership and Management, Life Coaching, Racial Reconciliation, and many others. She has been a member of the American Counseling Association since 2014, as well as Colorado Association of Counselors. See more at www.myhopeglobal.com

Dr. Steve Warren

Steve Warren, PhD, has spent most of his career in higher education as an administrator, professor and Dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences at Liberty University. He has extensive experience in program and course development having overseen the development of many new degree programs. Dr. Warren is a mental healthcare professional and also has experience in pastoral ministry. He is co-founder of JAWS Consulting Group, LLC and currently serves as the Chief Content Officer.

Cedric and Michelle White

Cedric and Michelle White, are pastors, life coaches, marriage counselors, and co-founders of Healing Thine Hearts (HTH), a ministry to Build Better Families by Strengthening Relationships. For more than twenty years, Cedric and Michelle have served as Board-Certified Belief Therapists and Relationship Counselors. They have collaborated with numerous organizations to help organize and facilitate relationship retreats, premarital training events, and marriage mentor training. HTH currently partners with Together in Texas program, a platform that provides free training to individuals and engaged couples with pre-marital relational enhancement and divorce prevention training, assists veterans and military personnel in conjunction with the Texas Veterans Commission, Project Sanctuary and Marriage Management of Texas. Most importantly, they are parents to their three wonderful children and grandparents to five beautiful grandchildren who are all equally spoiled. See more at: www.healingthinehearts.org