Grant comes to RLCCC after spending eighteen years in full-time ministry as a Pastor of Student and Family Ministries. He has served in four different churches ranging in size from 300 to over 5000 members. Grant holds a Master of Divinity degree and is an ordained pastor. He has a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in Mental Health and Chemical Dependency and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Grant has the ability to come along side people right where they are with the compassion of Christ. He is a good problem solver who enables people to see their own God-given strengths using solid Biblical principles along with professional mental health concepts. He is known for his use of a whole-person approach that considers the emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs of people by helping them to gain new insights and skills while deepening their understanding of God. Grant has a passion for God, a passion for teens and their families, and a passion for healthy marriages. He has been married since 1981 and has two grown daughters. Grant seeks to fulfill the motto of our Christian Counseling Center, “Distinctively Christian and Professionally Competent.”
Ruth comes to RLCCC with over twenty-five years of experience in the field of social work. She is experienced in working with children, families, foster care and adoption, the mentally ill, and the elderly. Ruth has worked in private and public agencies. Other areas of Ruth’s specialty include counseling with children who are experiencing divorce in their families; ADD/ADHD; depression; and a variety of behavior issues at home as well as school related issues. Ruth also provides counseling to women who are struggling with various life issues as well as marriage counseling, and mental health counseling.
She has a strong desire to incorporate Biblical principles and values with her professional skills as she works with individuals, families, and children. Ruth is married and has three sons.
Lou Anne has worked in the field of counseling for over 25 years. She has experience as a family therapist and clinical supervisor. Lou Anne and her husband facilitate marriage enrichment classes and mentor couples who are contemplating remarriage at their home church. Lou Anne loves using her understanding of mental health, and skills in counseling, to help individuals and couples live out emotionally, socially and spiritually healthy lives for God. Lou Anne is married and has 4 grown children.
Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health who graduated with her Masters in Community Counseling from Wilmington University. She has worked extensively in the field of addiction utilizing treatments specific for co-occurring disorders and trauma and is certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has worked with adults, adolescents and families and has a strong understanding of the dynamics associated with mental illness and substance abuse. She also has experience as a group therapist and clinical supervisor. Heather believes that one’s experiences and struggles build strength and resilience that is often overlooked in the midst of overwhelming times. Heather enjoys meeting people where they are at, helping individuals and families re-discover their God-given strengths and helping them continue to grow spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. Heather is married with a number of fur-babies including horses, dogs and cats.