Anthony Headly

Dr. Anthony J. Headley

CACREP Core Faculty
Professor of Counseling
Chair of Department of Counseling and Pastoral Care

Psychology and health psychology, Stress and burnout, and Clergy issues

BA, Circleville Bible College, 1978
MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1981
MSEd (counseling psychology), University of Kentucky, 1987
MS (family studies), University of Kentucky, 1990
PhD, University of Kentucky, 1993
Certificate in Medical Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky, 1993.


Virginia Todd Holeman

Dr. Virginia Todd Holeman

CACREP Core Faculty
Professor of Counseling

Marriage, Family Therapy, Clinical applications of forgiveness, Integration of counseling and theology, Counselor education and supervision

BSEd, Bloomsburg University, 1975
MA, Wheaton College, 1979
MA, Ashland Theological Seminary, 1986
PhD, Kent State University, 1994


Tapiwa Mucherera

Dr. Tapiwa Mucherera

Professor of Pastoral Care & Counseling

Cross-cultural counseling, Crisis counseling, Individual and family counseling, Pastoral care in the parish setting

Diploma in Theology, United Theological College (Harare, Zimbabwe), 1985
B.A., Simpson College, 1992
MDiv, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 1989
MA, Illiff School of Theology, 1994
PhD, University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, 1999


Javier Sierra

Dr. Javier Sierra

CACREP Core Faculty
Associate Professor of Counseling

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychological Evaluations, Marriage and family therapy

Licenciatura en Psicologia, Universidad Nacional De Honduras, 1989
MA, Wheaton College, 1998
DPsy Wheaton College, 2004


Steve Stratton

Dr. Stephen P. Stratton

CACREP Core Faculty
Professor of Counseling & Pastoral Care

Counseling psychology, Integration of theology, psychology, and spiritual formation, Attachment theory and relational processes, Shame-based and trauma-related recovery

BA, Asbury College, 1982
PhD, Auburn University, 1991
Licensed Psychologist, Kentucky Board of Psychology, 1991

Dr. Laklieshia Izzard

CACREP Core Faculty
Associate Professor of Counseling, Academic Year 2020-2021

Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Military Counseling, Counselor Supervision, and Counselor Support Groups

BA, 2002, Fayetteville State University
MA, 2007, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Ed.D, 2014, Argosy University Sarasota


Directors of Training

Dr. Russell Hall

CACREP Core Faculty

Director of Training for Counseling and Pastoral Care, Wilmore, KY, Adjunct Professor of Counseling

Counseling Psychology, Counseling Children and Adolescents, Internalizing Behaviors

BA, Anderson University, 1989; MS, University of Kentucky, 2003; EdS, University of Kentucky, 2005; PhD, University of Kentucky, 2010

Matt Casada

Director of Training for Counseling and Pastoral Care, Orlando, FL

Counselor Identity Development and Supervision, Counseling Adolescents, Creativity in Counseling, Integration of Theology and Counseling BA Communication

Studies 2006 MA Reformed Theological Seminary 2012 PhD Regent University (anticipated 2021)


Affiliate Faculty

Dr. Janet B. Dean

Affiliate Professor of Counseling and Pastoral Care

BA, University of Akron, 1992; MA, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1994; MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1997; MA, Ohio State University, 2001. PhD, Ohio State University, 2003

Dr. Georgina Panting

Affiliate Professor of Counseling

BA, National University of Honduras, 1990; MA, Wheaton College, 1997; EdD, Northern Illinois University, 2005

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Paixao Baptista

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Counseling

BD, Africa University; MDiv and DMin, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

Dr. Alice Koech

Adjunct Professor of Counseling

BTh, Kenya Highlands Bible College, Kericho, Kenya, 1996; MA, Christian Education, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY, 2001; MA, Counseling, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY, 2002; PhD, Family Studies, University of Kentucky

Martin E. Mallory

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Counseling

BS, Asbury University, Concordia College, and Eastern Michigan University; MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1991

Dr. Michael R. Sytsma

Adjunct Professor of Counseling

BS, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1986; MS, Georgia State University, 1991; PhD University of Georgia, 2004

Dr. Frederick C. Van Tatenhove

Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Emeritus

BA, Azusa Pacific College, 1960; MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1968; ThM, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1970; PhD University of Iowa, 1979

Dr. Anne K. Gatobu

Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling 

BA, University of Nairobi, 1990 ; MA, Iliff School of Theology, 1997 ; PhD, University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology, 2006 ; MDiv, Iliff School of Theology, 2006.