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, and she is the LCU Coordinator at GCC. 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 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.
Ed Ford is a Clinical Social Worker since 1985. He has his BSW from Western Michigan University and his MSW from Michigan State University. He has worked in the areas of abuse/neglect, trauma recovery, child welfare, adoptions, foster care, divorce adjustment, and running groups. He has experience in mental health services with toddlers, adolescents, adults and families and addictions. He has worked in Inpatient Psychiatric and outpatient settings doing individual, group therapies. He worked In Alaska for the Veterans Health Administration for 6 years and currently is a therapist for Veterans in Mid-Michigan.
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.
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.
Darcia Kelley, Executive Director
Darcia Kelley is married to her husband Brad. They have four adu.lt children and ten grandchildren to enjoy. Darcia received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College and her Master's Degree im Management form Cornerstone University. She has spent her career in various opportunities in the business field and taught part time for 20 years in the business department at Montcalm Community College. She has five years' expierence as the Director of Community Hope and enjoys working with the staff here. She volunteers time at Greenville Community Church and doing what she can to help others fine the Hope they get when having a personal relationship with Jesus.
Jamie 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's 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: trauma, codependency or dysfunctional family systems.
Starr VanHoose, Jail Groups Instructor
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.