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Personal Counselling

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All leaders need someone to listen to them and love them, but often leaders are isolated geographically or by their position from those who can help them. Who is there to listen to your struggles?  Who is there to pray with you? Forum Personal Counselling provides an opportunity for you to discuss a personal issue, receive encouragement, and pray with an experienced leader or counsellor.

PERSONAL COUNSELLORS 

Larry Anderson is senior pastor at North Bible Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has a MAT and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.  Larry started his ministry career with Young Life International and left as Senior Vice President in 2004. Later that year Larry and his wife, Gina, moved back to Arizona to serve in the church. He continues to teach courses for Fuller and support younger pastors and leaders.  Larry and Gina have been married for forty-two years. They have three sons who are all pastors and nine grandchildren.

 

Patty Blakley has been actively serving in her local church in Zionsville, Indiana for the last 35 years. She has been involved in Habits of the Heart (an in depth Bible study), Women’s Ministry and curriculum writing over the years. Her heart is especially tender for one-on-one mentoring.   She would describe her role as helping others see all of life through the lens of God’s Word and grace. She has been married to her husband, Jim, for 48 years and has 3 children and 9 grandchildren.

 

 

Jeanette Frahm has been leading women for over 45 years in the church, her community and as a staff member of The Navigators through Bible studies, discipleship groups, conferences, banquets and retreats.  She co-founded The Northfield Women's Center and serves as President of the Board of Directors. A certified Narrative Life Coach who listens well and helps women feel inspired and empowered to make long-term changes that will benefit them the rest of their lives. 

 

Steve Giere has served in Christian ministries for more than thirty-five years in America and Europe.  He has served in the local church as a teacher, elder, chairman of the elder board, and in various serving roles.  He is in his tenth year teaching and leading a Bible Study Fellowship class of 500 men in Chicago, IL.  Key to Steve’s role is shepherding and mentoring young leaders.  He and his wife are residents of Chicago and are members of The Moody Church, a diverse urban church with seventy countries and fifty mother languages represented in its membership.  There he teaches and serves as an elder.  His professional work is engaged in finance and investment management.

 

Andrew Graham received his M.Div and is working on a Ph.D. in Historical and Theological Studies from Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.  He has 20 years in gospel ministry, including 12 years a lead pastor as part the Redeemer Presbyterian Church (NYC) network.  Prior to that, Andrew taught in the Christian Studies Department at Eastern University in St. Davids, PA.  He is currently Associate Pastor at Scottsdale Bible Church’s main campus in Scottsdale, AZ.  He is married with three children.  When he isn’t pastoring, Andrew enjoys hiking, poetry, and coaching club soccer.

 

Dafydd M Job is the pastor of the Bangor Welsh Evangelical Church. He began studying zoology at University, but changed to study theology when he felt a call to the Christian Ministry. He has been in the ministry since 1979, and had been the pastor of his present church since it was formed in 1985. He serves on the UCCF Trust Board, and was chairman of the Welsh Language work of the Evangelical Movement of Wales for 10 years. He has also visited a number of countries in Eastern Europe to preach, teach and encourage pastors and students. He has recently been appointed by UFM Worldwide to be the co-ordinator of Project Barnabas, a project to offer encouragement, mentoring and training to Christian workers worldwide.

Ann Lenton trained as a Biblical Counsellor some 25 years ago under Selwyn Hughes, founder of CWR, one of the foremost proponents of Christian counselling in the UK. In 1998, she accompanied her husband, John, to Romania, where they lived almost full-time for seven years, working in various capacities (including student counselling) at Emanuel University in the city of Oradea. They returned to the UK in 2005, and in 2010 moved to the village of Bramley in Hampshire, where Ann has the responsibilities and joys of being a full-time pastor’s wife. Ann and John have two children and eight grandchildren (with a ninth on the way).

 

Cathy Myers has served at Scottsdale Bible Church in Arizona for over 30 years in the women's ministry teaching Bible based classes, volunteering as a Christian Mentor, volunteering with Sleep in Heavenly Peace Ministry and serving others through the church kitchen.  She is married (21 years) and has 3 adult step children. Her ministry focus is leading and mentoring women of various ages and cultures through encouragement and study of the Scriptures. Currently she lives in Scottsdale, Az. 

 

Chris Street is a former global Vice President who worked in a number of countries including the UK, Canada and Belgium. Chris was called to serve the local church in his early 50s and is one of the elders in a large multi site church in Wales. He also works with and encourages other church leaders and mentors individuals in business and full time Christian work. In 2017 he worked with others to establish the Wales Leadership forum in order to help make a gospel difference in Wales 

 

Yvonne Street is a trained counsellor/supervisor of counsellors and her skill base is of a more general background. She has been involved in counselling in most situations rather than specialising in any one specific area.  She has 20+ years’ experience in helping those who have been abused, physically mentally and emotionally. Also marital and parenting issues. She worked on a care line with a UK based Christian charity - Care for the Family www.careforthefamily.org.uk. She again came across most issues resulting in listening, helping and then sign posting individuals to support in their own locality. Care for the family have run several conferences that support those who have been bereaved by the death of a child or those widowed young, and she attended many of these conferences as a counsellor for the delegates and also befriender team. She supports the local Church with pastoral care using her experience sometimes jointly with her husband Chris. 

 

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