Professional Credentials: BA, Social Work, U.W.Whitewater Certified Temperament Counselor, NCCA, Professional Clinical Member, NCCA, Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor, NCCA Ordained Pastoral Counselor, NCCA
Trained in Trauma Resiliency Protocol (TRP) and Emotions Management Process (EMP). * Trained through the Anxiety Guys. Check out their webpage to find out about this life changing protocol that is quickly and easily administered for lasting change! https://anxietyguys.com/
Career Background and Calling: Prior to becoming a Pastoral Counselor, I was a Medical Social Worker in hospice and home care for 23 years. A turn of events in my personal life led me to change careers. In hindsight, I can see the hand of God utilizing the giftedness that he has placed within me to draw people into a deep, healing relationship with Jesus Christ. The Lord has called me into a position of co-founder and director of Redeemed until 2023. I have also been a Pastoral Counselor with Redeemed from its beginning and I’m delighted to continue to counsel, especially while adding TRP and EMP.
Personal Statement: I am so grateful that God is faithful and has a good plan for my life (our lives). As I reflect on events of my journey that have prepared me to be what and where I am now, I recognize that the deep emotional pain and the intense physical pain that I have experienced have been used by God to help others. I am so grateful for the love and grace of the Heavenly Father, the friendship and salvation of Jesus Christ, and the comfort, transformation, and power of the Holy Spirit.
Biographical Information: My husband, John and I have been married since 1981. We have 2 adult children who are married and have blessed us with 8 grandchildren.
Professional Credentials: MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, UW-Whitewater BS, Psychology, UW-Whitewater Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, NCCA Temperament Therapist, NCCA Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification, PESI
Trauma Resiliency Protocol (TRP) and Emotions Management Process (EMP) Certification, Anxiety Guys (For information about these tools, visit https://anxietyguys.com.)
Career Background and Calling: In my first career as a Speech Language Pathologist, I worked in the medical setting with people across the life span to improve their speech, language, cognition, and swallowing. Working in this field, I helped to heal brains and bodies for 13 years. I continue these efforts by sharing my knowledge and experience as an adjunct lecturer at UW-Whitewater in Communication Sciences and Disorders. After moving out of clinical practice, I was involved in starting a ministry that provided housing and recovery programming to women in early recovery from Substance Use Disorder. During my 2 years in that role, I walked with them as they navigated their new sobriety, and for many of them, their recent release from incarceration. Though new to the role of Pastoral Counselor, I have functioned in related roles within my previous career experiences, and have a special interest in helping all people find freedom in the Lord.
Personal Statement: “As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the Heart" Proverbs 27:19 and "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a new heart of flesh." Ezekiel 36:26 I have a call to walk with people as they work through their past hurts and the muck of life in this fallen world, to fully realize the beautiful gift of being a child of God, to help them work with the Lord to let go of their heart of stone, to receive the gift of a new spirit and a new heart, to understand what it truly means to be a child of God, and to reflect their amazing transformation in their lives.
Biographical Information: Most importantly, I am a wife and mother. My husband and I have a beautifully blended family with a total of 4 children and a handful of grandchildren. We have been married since 2017.
Professional Credentials: MA in Divinity, Bethel Seminary, St Paul, MN MA in Marriage & Family Therapy, Bethel Seminary, St Paul, MN Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (NCCA) Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor in WI. Certified Temperament Counselor, NCCA Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Career Background and Calling: Prior to counseling, I served in the Army as a helicopter pilot and later as a chaplain. In 2008, I returned home from a combat deployment and experienced a devastating divorce and years of readjustment difficulties. During these deeply personal experiences, I became aware of the hurt and the brokenness we all face, and now I have a deep desire to help others to overcome and experience the joy Christ offers. Since 2014, I have served as a counselor for veterans and their family members in the Veterans Administration. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including marriage & family, PTSD, shame, anger regulation, anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, and spiritual issues.
Personal Statement: I am passionate about helping couples find reconciliation and assisting families negotiating relationship pitfalls. Above all, I love sharing how the love of Christ can bring about transformational change in one’s life.
Biographical Information: My wife, Jenni, and I have been married since 2014 and together we are raising our four children, Keyonah, Tayte, Indie, and Jovie.
Professional Credentials: BA, Ministry, Visible Music College Certified Temperament Counselor, NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor, NCCA Ordained Pastoral Counselor, NCCA
Career Background and Calling: Having served in ministry at various churches for over ten years, pastoring people has been a calling throughout my adult life. God has been generous to create opportunities to work in many different settings from both in and outside the church walls from worship ministry, children's ministry, volunteer coordinating, and pastoral care. My husband and I are also active in our neighborhood efforts in the Fourth Ward neighborhood in Janesville. I have also held a program director position at the Boys and Girls Club of Janesville, working with kids ages 6-18 in planning after-school programs. Currently I have my real estate license and work alongside my husband who is the Broker of Mansur Real Estate. I have been led in these various settings for different seasons of my life and I am so excited that God has led me to join in the ministry happening at Redeemed.
Personal Statement: As a disciple of Christ, I try to filter my call through this verse. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice always,pray continually,give thanks in all circumstances;for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." God has shown me that He can and will use us wherever, just join into His good work happening all around! God is in all, moving, always. And my job, or passion, or call, is to JOIN in and recognize God in each moment because God is inviting. It is up to us to participate.
Biographical Information: I was married in 2010 to my best friend, John. We have two amazing kids, Teena and JR.
Professional Credentials: BA, Christian Counseling Certified Temperament Counselor, NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor, NCCA Ordained Pastoral Counselor, NCCA Advanced Certification in Temperament Therapy Advanced Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Ethics Professional Clinical Member, NCAA
Career Background and Calling: My desire is to come alongside people who are trying to navigate life and help them deal with the hurts, habits, and hangups that can get them stuck. I have experienced the transforming power of the Holy Spirit and the redeeming love of Jesus Christ through my own hurts, habits and hangups. I have tasted and seen the goodness of God in it all. My heart's desire is for people to learn that through the power of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, they can live a transformed life.
Biographical Information: Lynette and her husband, Steve, have three children: Christian, Morgan and Ryan.
Sheila Edwardson was employed by Grainger for 22 years prior to working at Redeemed. As God would have it Grainger closed its warehouse doors in 2013 right when Redeemed was started. "I have been the bookkeeper from the beginning. I’m so thankful to be working for Redeemed and helping people through the intake process".
"My husband, Ward and I, were married in 1979. We have 4 adult children who have blessed us with 17 grandchildren".
Julie Johnson has been a board member since 2016. She graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University. As a Veterinarian at Janesville Animal Medical Center, Julie gets to spend a lot of time with God’s animals. She and her husband, Matt, keep busy with their dog Indee and daughters Clara, Alice and Leah.
Mary Long Shadel has been a resident of the Janesville area for the last 40 years. She is married to Scott Shadel. They have two children and three grandchildren. Plus, she has four step children and a growing number of step grandchildren. She is truly blessed!
Mary met Mary Miller through Faith Community Church. "Over the years, I have watched Mary explain and spread the message of Redeemed Christian Counseling. It is wonderful to have a Christian Counseling facility in our community and I support this mission."
Mary was a dental hygienist for 40 years. In addition, she has been in the real estate/landlord business. Mary knows a lot of people and thinks her strong suit will be fundraising for Redeemed. "It will be great to see how God works in my life to accomplish this goal."
Matt Johnson has been a board member since 2016. Matt is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Iowa State. He is employed as an Injection Molding Engineer at SSI Technologies Janesville. Matt enjoys running and he is a spreadsheet master! He and his wife, Julie, have been married since 2008. Their daughters Clara, Alice and Leah keep them busy!
Leila Burton has been a Board Member since 2019. She also serves as the President of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. Her heart is in serving her community. She is a business owner in Janesville. She has three sons and four grandchildren. Off-roading is one of her favorite fun activities.
“I believe in Redeemed Christian Counseling and its mission. Redeemed is an asset in our community, offering affordable professional emotional and mental help. I know that our Pastoral Counselors are equipped with tools and offer the help you will need in difficult times.”
Erika Simonson and her husband, Kurt, were married in 2002 and have 1 child they were miraculously blessed with in 2003. "I have been a counselee for many years who has greatly benefited from Christ centered counseling at Redeemed. I'm passionate about seeing others set free from their bondage and embracing their identity in Christ. It's exciting to see how God uses this ministry and I look forward to serving with others in whatever way God leads".
David Peterson is a life-long Janesville resident who has been married to his wife Cheryl for 38 years. They have 3 adult children and are waiting for grandchildren. David is a retired pastor who is active with community bible studies, community groups and starting up a new church.
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