Who We Are

Wendy received her Bachelors degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University in 1995. She earned her Masters degree in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University in 1999 and her Educational Specialist in Mental Health in Schools from the University of Missouri in 2016. Wendy has spent the last 25 years working with adolescents in a school setting. Strength and Interests: tween, teen and young adult counseling, treating anxiety disorders and depression.

Lisa Briggs is a single parent to her six children; 3 boys and 3 girls. She has worked in the medical profession, educational system, she is the LCU Coordinator at GCC as well as a Freedom Team member. Lisa has a passion for helping others and being a light for Jesus. Lisa and her children enjoy camping, hiking, and swimming. She has a true heart for helping others; she loves to cook and she provides for many in the community as she is able. Most of all she and her children love growing deeper in their faith, walking with Jesus and bringing others along with them.

Aimee Davis, Accountant

Aimee Davis is married to her husband, Marshall, and they have two awesome kids. Aimee is an experienced accountant and has worked primarily in non-profit organizations and she enjoys daily exercise. Aimee has a love for serving others and growing deeper in her personal relationship with Christ. Aimee graduated from GVSU with a bachelor's in business administration with an emphasis in accounting.

Amy Deberg, Receptionist

Amy and her husband Tim enjoy being parents and grandparents. Amy has a passion for prayer, walking alongside others as they grow in their spiritual journey, and seeing others set free from burdens of the past and released to live in freedom with Christ. Amy is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church.

Julie has been a licensed Clinical Master Social Worker for over 20 years. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in psychology from Central Michigan University. She then went on to complete graduate studies for a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) at Western Michigan University. Her experience includes six years as a clinical social worker with Carson City Health Network. She then spent four years as a Clinical Medical Case Manager for Primera Blue Cross of Alaska in Anchorage, AK. Currently during the day, she works as a Clinical Medical Social Worker Home Care for Sparrow Home Care, Lansing MI. Strength and Interests: Treatment of depression and anxiety, marriage and family counseling, and individual counseling for adults.

Krystal and her husband Fray have only been in Michigan for 8 years but love having Greenville as their home for themselves and their two girls. Krystal grew up in Baltimore, MD and moved to the Midwest in 2009, where she met Fray. She enjoys teaching Kids Church and Kids Life at Greenville Community Church, where she not only gets to see other kids understand the word of Christ but her own as well. Her hobbies include crochet, reading, drinking coffee, exploring with her family, and doing Bible studies.

Chuck has been a therapist in the Big Rapids and Greenville areas for several years. He received his Bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University and is a graduate of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a Master of Art in counseling and seminary studies. Strengths and Interests: marriage and family; post-traumatic stress disorder.

Jeff has been a licensed counselor for over 10 years. He received his Bachelor's degree from Appalachian Bible College and is a graduate of Liberty University with a Master's in Professional Counseling. Strengths and Interests: marriage and family, domestic violence, abuse, relationships, mental health and the Bible.

Marlene Jones, is married to, Zachary. Marlene enjoys the beauty of the outdoors that the Lord provides every day. She loves to read, ride bikes, go for boat rides and spend time with her pets. Marlene has a compassionate and servant’s heart and loves to help others.

Jenny Longfellow, Certified Life Purpose & Spiritual Coach

Jenny has worked with individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Montcalm and Ionia County to overcome past trauma, strengthen their life skills, regain confidence and rebuild their lives. Through this experience, as well as being involved in discipleship ministry for several years, she was called to life coaching in 2017. Since then, she has had a passion to help people discover their identity in Christ and live a life of freedom and purpose.

Jamie has worked in the field of substance abuse in the Grand Rapids area for more than 10 years. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1996 and completed her Master's Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University in 2015. Jamie is a certified addictions counselor. Her goal is to help individual understand that having a past or a history does not mean one has to be riddled with shame and hopelessness. Strengths and Interests: individuals who have family or personal history of substance abuse, codependency or dysfunctional family systems.

Kara Savage is married to her middle school sweetheart, Bryan, and they have two beautiful children, Brady and Brooke. Kara has a passion for prayer and helping people find freedom from the pains and hurts of their past. Kara has her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a lay minister in the Wesleyan Church.

Starr VanHoose, Jail Groups

Starr graduated from Michigan State University in 2003 with a Bachelor's of Science in psychology. She has been providing intensive out-patient therapy groups for inmates within the Montcalm County Jail for several years. Starr has a passion for helping those who struggle with addiction.