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
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 being co-founder and co-director since the inception of Redeemed in 2013. I have also been a Pastoral Counselor with Redeemed from its beginning.
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 will be 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.
Rev. Dr. George Calhoun Waiting List
Professional Credentials: BA Criminal Justice/Social Work, Alfred University, Alfred, NY M.Div. Master of Divinity, Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN D.Min. Doctor of Ministry, Denver Seminary, Denver, CO Certified Temperament Counselor, NCCA
Career Background and Calling: As the Director of a County Crisis Hotline, I managed a group home of handicapped adults and served as a youth counselor for runaway teens outside New York City and subsequently as an inner city missions pastor in Southern California. Additionally, I have organized many mission trips to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina which led to earning the Janesville Gazette’s, Fifty Who Matter Award. It has been my privilege to serve as pastor for the Christian band, Citizen Way. I am also blessed to have been taught by such renowned scholars as J.I. Packer, Henry and Richard Blackaby, and Gordon MacDonald.
I serve as an Adjunct Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership at Judson Univ., Elgin, IL., and have ministered and taught in Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the U.S.
Personal Statement: If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you’ll continue to have what you always had! Jesus came to give you new life, not just refurbish your old life! When people ask me the kinds of people I prefer to counsel, I refer them to the man Jesus met at the Pool of Bethesda. He had been an invalid for 38 years when Jesus asked him if he wanted to get well. I used to think that that was a crazy question until I started to work with people and soon realized that not everyone wants to get well! I like working with people who want to get well and are willing to do what it takes for that to happen.
Biographical Information: As an athlete all of my life, I have enjoyed coaching soccer and track at the community, middle school, high school and college levels. My wife, Lanette, and I have been married for over 43 years and have 3 married children and nine grandchildren. My children include Ben and Josh Calhoun, of the band, Citizen Way.
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
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 three children, Keyonah, Tayte, and Indie.
Josh Calhoun Waiting List
Professional Credentials: BA in Secondary Art & English Education, Judson University, IL. Certified Temperament Counselor, NCCA
Career Background and Calling: Since 2018, I have been working as the Creative Arts Director at Central Christian Church in Beloit, WI. Just before this position, I served as Director of Student Ministries at Central Christian for two years. Previously, my career was as a full-time musician with the band, Citizen Way, which I started with my brother, Ben, in 2004. Along with touring and recording with the band, I’ve had the honor of serving at multiple churches as a worship leader.
Personal Statement: I agree with Pastor and Counselor, Paul David Tripp, when he says in counseling, we are “Connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.”
Biographical Information: My wife, Kaia, and I have been married since 2009 and together we have four beautiful children.
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.
Carrie Murwin has been a board member since 2016. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Merchandising and is Self-Employed. She and her husband Dan have been married since 2018 and have 4 children and 4 grandchildren between them. They enjoy camping, traveling, and most things outdoors! “I feel very strongly about the benefit of Christian counseling and its availability to everyone regardless of income”.
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!
Erin Goepfert joined the Redeemed board in January 2019. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Business and Marketing Education from UW-Whitewater. She is currently Associate Manager Learning Solutions Success at Credit Union National Association.
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.”
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