About Us

Fieldstone Counseling is a ministry dedicated to offering quality biblical counseling to individuals, couples, and families as well as providing seminars and workshops for local churches and organizations. We exist and desire to help all come to know Jesus Christ and grow in their personal faith.

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Our Values

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BIBLICALLY BASED

The worldview and positions of Fieldstone Counseling are rooted in Scripture which reveal to us who God is and who we are.

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CHRIST CENTERED

In focusing on the person of Jesus, we aim to guide counselees to become more Christ-like in their thoughts, actions, and emotions.

Clinical

CLINICALLY INFORMED

We realize that people come to us with diagnoses, medications, and medical history. People are physically embodied, and should be cared for in a manner that respects and attends to the body.



At Fieldstone Counseling you will find humility, hope and help in a place where you are befriended and known deeply.

Ed Welch, M.Div., Ph.D. CCEF Faculty Member



In a world with great problems we need counselors who love the Lord, love people and know and love the Scriptures. This is what you will find at Fieldstone Counseling.

Dr. Ernie Baker, Pastor of Counseling and Discipleship, First Baptist Church Jacksonville; Fellow, ACBC


There is a great need for counseling centers that are built on the foundation of the gospel, connected to the local church, clinically-informed, and provide spaces for people to encounter the hope of Christ. I am excited for what Fieldstone Counseling will mean for the city and churches of Cleveland and beyond.

Jason Kovacs, Executive Director, Austin Stone Counseling Center; Co-Founder, Together for Adoption


I’ve known Jonathan Holmes as a friend and counselor for several years. I have personally seen the benefits that a parachurch counseling ministry can provide. This is why I’m excited about the people, marriages, and families that will be blessed through the ministry of Fieldstone Counseling.

Brad Hambrick, M.Div., Th.M.

Locations

Green

4520 South Arlington Road
Uniontown, Ohio 44685

Bainbridge

7100 Pettibone Road
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023

West Cleveland

3389 Fulton Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Lake County

3961 Kirtland Road
Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Remote Counseling

To learn more about Remote Counseling, download additional information here or email us at info@fieldstonecounseling.org

Counseling Team

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Jonathan D. Holmes

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jonathan Holmes is the Founder and Executive Director of Fieldstone Counseling. He also serves as the Pastor of Counseling for Parkside Church Bainbridge and Green. Jonathan graduated from The Master’s College with degrees in Biblical Counseling and History and his M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of The Company We Keep and Counsel for Couples and the forthcoming Rescue Plan (P&R Publishing, 2020). Jonathan has written for a number of sites and organizations including, The Gospel Coalition, Biblical Counseling Coalition, Covenant Eyes and the Journal for Biblical Counseling. Jonathan serves on the Council Board for the Biblical Counseling Coalition; he speaks frequently at retreats and conferences. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four daughters, Ava, Riley, Ruby, and Emma. In his spare time Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family, reading, traveling and cooking/gardening.

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Crystal Kershaw

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Crystal is a Christ-follower, wife, mother, friend, educator, and author. She cherishes the Gospel, and the miraculous ability it has to bring beauty from ashes in her life and the lives of others. Crystal has an extensive background in ministry, launching Spirit & Strength, a Bible study, prayer, and weight-training program for women over 15 years ago. She has published fiction for “Focus on the Family,” and has also authored a repertoire of conferences for women and families on topics including authentic faith, overcoming anxiety, and engaged parenting. While teaching and counseling in a K4–12 school setting, Crystal completed her M.A. in Pastoral Counseling through Liberty University. In addition to her work with Fieldstone Counseling, Crystal serves as the Associate Head of School and Director of Counseling at Cornerstone Christian Academy. Her blog, Please Pass the Mustard Seeds, features faith builders for the real world. She and her husband Jeff live in Chesterland, and have three grown children.

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Benjamin Baker

COUNSELING SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR & COUNSELOR

Benjamin comes to Fieldstone after spending three years in Philadelphia earning his Masters in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary and participating in a counseling internship with the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF). Prior to this, Ben earned his BA in Psychology from The Ohio State University. It was during this season that Ben engaged with the ideas and material out of CCEF and began to grow in an appreciation and understanding of the weight of the Gospel of Christ in the lives of those who walk in suffering. So significantly did impact his own life and faith and saw how it came to bear in the lives of others that he pursued continued education and training under the tutelage of the faculty of CCEF including David Powlison and Ed Welch. One of Ben’s primary passions in counseling and discipleship is bringing Ephesians 2:10 to bear on the lives of others: that we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus, and the hope that comes from that truth can change lives.

Currently Ben is involved at his home church of Bay Presbyterian, serving with Sunday morning worship and the youth group. In his free time, Ben can often be found with his head buried in a book, traipsing around Cleveland, or getting some exercise from wakeboarding or on the running trails in the Metroparks.

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Sue Moroney

COUNSELOR & BOARD MEMBER

Sue Moroney is a licensed school counselor and a member of Parkside Church Green Campus. After working as a writer, a college instructor, and ten years as a school counselor, Sue currently is a family caregiver, a guardian for foster children, and a Bible study teacher and facilitator. Because of her calling to help others, she lives out a ministry of “availability” in her daily life. Sue received an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School, and an M.Ed. in School Counseling from Malone University. She lives in North Canton with her husband Steve who is a Pastor at Parkside Green. They have two married daughters and four sweet little grandchildren. Hiking on nature trails and capturing God's beautiful creation through photography really makes her smile.

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Robert Shull

COUNSELOR

Bob has been an ordained pastor the past 28 years. He has enjoyed people of all ages and the privilege of preaching, teaching, and counseling from the Word of God. After graduating with a B.S. degree from Miami University (Ohio) and a M.S. degree from Penn State University, Bob had several different careers (including teaching, graphic design, and advertising) before going to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1989. From there he served as an associate pastor, church planter, interim pastor, and head of staff. One of Bob’s primary lifetime counselors has been his father, and the two co-authored Simply Leading: Creating the Future With God. His goal in counseling is to help people experience the fullness of life God intends for them in Jesus Christ, who said “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). This means learning to apply the Gospel to our lives, particularly in the struggles and challenges we all face at times.

Bob and his wife, Linda, a Christian life coach, have been married 40 years. They raised three sons and now enjoy three daughters-in-law and three grandchildren in their family circle. In his free time, Bob enjoys hiking, golfing, reading, creative writing and drawing, exercising, watching sports, working on the house, and exploring new places with Linda.

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Marilyn Vaughan

COUNSELOR

Marilyn Vaughan is passionate about helping people live productive, healthy, happy lives and helping them grow in their walk with Christ.  Marilyn is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Ohio and has a B.S. in Home Economics Education from The Ohio State University, and a M.Ed. in School Counseling and an Ed.S. in Counseling (concentrating on Marriage and Family Therapy) from Kent State University.  She and her husband have been involved in the premarital and marital counseling programs at Parkside Church for over 30 years and she has been involved in the Biblical counseling program there as well. 

Marilyn and her husband Ken have been married for 45 years and have 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren.  Together they enjoy spending time with their family and friends, biking, reading, traveling, and serving in ministry, especially marriage ministry.  Marilyn also enjoys quilting, sewing, knitting, embroidery, and cooking for their family.

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Dan Simpson

COUNSELOR

For fifteen years, Dan has served the local body of Christ in various roles as small group leader, mentor/discipler, and pre-marital counseler, as well as serving for three years as a facilitator/ mentor in an intensive counseling program through Life Skills International. Dan has been married to college sweetheart Liz for 19 years and he's grateful to be father to four amazing kids ages 9 through 14. He recently finished his masters in Pastoral Counseling from Grace College and Theological Seminary, pursuing his lifelong passion and calling to counsel others' towards Jesus' best plan for them.

Dan is a strong advocate for Godly, Biblical counsel as he has personally experienced the power of God bringing emotional healing and wellness to himself and his own marriage. He is passionate about helping people interact with their pain on purpose, in order to allow God to redeem and use it for their good and His glory!

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Sarah Keene

COUNSELOR

Sarah Keene has been mentoring and counseling children and adolescents for over ten years. Sarah earned her BA in social work and her MEd in school counseling from Malone University, and she is a licensed social worker as well as a licensed professional school counselor. Sarah has worked as a case manager and counselor in the school setting for the past eight years, and she is currently serving as a school counselor at Lake Center Christian School in Hartville. Sarah specializes in helping young people manage stress and anxiety, and supporting children and adolescents through family changes and difficulties in school. She is passionate about helping young people reach their full potential in Christ by supporting them and their families in the midst of life’s challenges. Sarah lives in Hartville with her husband and two children, Carter and Norah.

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Denny King

COUNSELOR

Denny King is a nursing student at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, currently pursuing his Doctorate of Nursing Practice. He is employed currently by Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health and MetroHealth Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest include family counseling, pediatric psychiatry, and the improvement of care of children of divorced or separated parents.

Denny grew up attending Parkside Bainbridge along with his wife, Katie, and they have attended Parkside Westside since 2014 until moving to Parkside Green this summer. They have a daughter, Elsie, and they are excited to serve the church through Sunday School and music ministry.

Denny is so thankful to be interning at Fieldstone, which will provide an opportunity to begin thinking biblically about the problems people face. He is excited to begin counseling individuals, as well as to work to begin processing medical knowledge through the lens of scriptural truth. He will be spending time this and next semester delving into the Biblical understanding for the pain and hurt we see in this world of broken relationships, and how that Biblical understanding should shape our clinical approaches to these problems.

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Karen Corcoran

COUNSELOR

Karen comes to Fieldstone after serving the past fifteen years in various roles of discipling, coaching and pastoral counseling on staff at Bay Presbyterian Church. She is passionate about coming alongside people, humbly helping them discover who they’ve always been created to be. There’s nothing quite like seeing the look in a person’s eyes when the Spirit of God applies the Word of God to their heart and mind and they embrace the transforming work of God’s grace. Believing that this is the only thing that brings lasting change to the human heart, Karen is now pursuing her MA in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary, devoting her life to biblical counseling. Karen’s received training in formational/healing prayer and care from Ashland Seminary and recently completed coursework for Level 1 certification in biblical counseling through the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). Karen is familiar with a number of life’s painful circumstances, believing that the grace and comfort God’s given her is to be poured out for others. Areas of specific passion and experience include infertility and pregnancy loss, grief, marriage, parenting issues, anxiety, emotional abuse, PTSD, and ministry leader-related difficulties.

Karen lives in Bay Village with husband Steve and are parents to daughter Katie. As empty-nesters, they spend their free time cooking together and traveling, especially enjoying the outdoors, camping, hiking and biking.

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Richard Buesch

COUNSELOR

 Richard met his wife Susan in college, and they have been married for over 40 years. They have been a part of the Parkside community since 2013, most recently Parkside Church Westside in Lakewood, and serve together in a community group, Sunday school and hospitality ministries. They live in North Royalton. Richard and Susan have three adult children. Ryan and Melissa live on the Westside, and Kraig lives in Portland, Oregon.  Their two grandsons live in Portland as well, which makes Portland a second home to them. They enjoy traveling with their children and grandkids and experiencingthe beauty of God’s creation!

Richard and Susan came to the Westside from Parkside Bainbridge where they participated with Iron Sharpens Iron and lay counseling.  The more Richard engaged in lay ministry the more he sensed God’s call to grow deeper in his understanding of biblical counseling, and to further develop skills in this area.  Richard began CCEF courses and has completed seven in the series. He also has a Bachelor of Science inNursing from the University of Akron, a Master of Business from Baldwin Wallace University, and a Master of Arts from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Richard is a Registered Nurse and has worked with persons with disability since 1985.  He and Susan operate a home health agency which provides nurses and nursing assistants to children and adults with long-term disabilities, enabling them to live at home.  In his current season of life, he is moving away from this most rewarding area of service and pursuing biblical counseling.  Richard welcomes the opportunity to be joining Fieldstone Counseling and serving the kingdom of God in this community!

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Laura Hudson

COUNSELOR

Laura has education degrees from Indiana State University and Ball State University. She left the education world to raise her three children with her husband, Mike. When her last child was young, Laura began volunteering with the local crisis pregnancy center. She eventually served in various roles including peer counselor, interim director, board member, and abortion recovery facilitator. Laura enjoyed using the abilities and gifts connected to counseling given to her by God. Through her local church, she also experienced the impact that biblical counseling had upon her own heart and marriage. This led her to seek training and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Faith Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana. 

God has brought Laura through deep waters (Isaiah 43:1-3), so she finds it a privilege to be used by Him to come alongside others as they deal with living in this fallen world. 

Laura and Mike have three grown children and a growing brood of grandchildren. She enjoys time with family, reading, hiking, watching old movies, exploring Ohio with Mike, cooking (and eating), and gardening.

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Stacy Kramer

COUNSELOR

Stacy Kramer desires to walk with others on their journey as they discover what God’s word says and how it can bring help, hope, and healing to life’s darkest moments. She graduated from John Carroll University with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She believes that the time spent in her clinical internship counseling adults struggling with an assortment of mental health concerns will only enhance her ability to speak truth in love to those seeking support and care through Fieldstone Counseling. As a Biblical counselor, her goal is to create a safe space where individuals may be able to share their concerns and fears and together, they may be able to apply God’s truth and light to each situation.

Prior to her graduate career, Stacy worked in a variety of professional settings in a variety of capacities. She has worked for The Cleveland Rape Crisis, Lake County Free Clinic, Violence Prevention and Action Center at JCU, and Health Promotion and Wellness at JCU.

Stacy and her husband, Robert, will celebrate 20 years of marriage in 2019 and they have two teenage children.

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Brandi Yackee

COUNSELOR

Brandi is a counselor in Ohio. She enjoys counseling children, adolescents, and college age women. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology with a specialization in Christian counseling in 2013 from Liberty University. She later received her master's degree in professional counseling in 2018, also from Liberty University. She was drawn into counseling ten years ago after going through her own difficulties and recognizing God is the only one who can truly heal people and relationships. She desires to see people grow in their walk with the Lord and loves seeing people come to a saving knowledge of and relationship with him. Brandi was drawn into Biblical counseling towards the end of her education with her master's degree after a couple friends from church had given her resources on Biblical counseling. She has been taking steps to pursue biblical counseling certification through ACBC and has considered pursuing certification through CCEF in the future. She hopes to one day pursue her doctorate degree in ministry.

Brandi currently volunteers with a crisis pregnancy center as a class facilitator. Brandi loves going to church and growing in her walk with the Lord. She also enjoys reading, writing, researching, nutrition, exercise, cooking and being outdoors. Brandi and her husband Paul have been married 6 1/2 years and have a beautiful daughter named Hope. She cherishes every moment she has with them.

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Elizabeth Selle

COUNSELING INTERN

Elizabeth is a Christ-follower, who desires to help young people walk with Jesus Christ. Elizabeth graduated from Cairn University with her M.S. in Counseling and B.A. in Psychology. After graduating from Cairn University, she took a live-in position at a maternity home for single, pregnant women in crisis. She worked with the moms to provide a safe, nurturing environment designed to provide the stability and accountability needed to face their futures in positive ways. Currently, Elizabeth is working on obtaining her LPC through Liberty University online. She is very excited to work alongside Fieldstone Counseling to learn from experienced counselors with a Biblical perspective. She prays that each individual she encounters will experience the hope of Jesus Christ that ultimately provides healing and redemption. She recognizes she is merely an instrument in His hands and is eagerly looking forward to serving the Lord at Fieldstone Counseling.

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Kali Thomas

COUNSELING INTERN

Kali is passionate about showing the love and care of Christ to those in need. She has a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. She is currently in Phase 3 of certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and is considering continuing her education with CCEF next. The Lord spurred her love for counseling during college while she served in an on-campus college ministry discipling college girls. She experienced first-hand how powerfully the Word of God is able to enact change and knew she wanted to help others apply the Bible to their lives. She now hopes to use her education to bring the light, hope, and love of Christ to people who are in darkness.   

Originally from Oklahoma, Kali and her husband, Kolby, met while they were both attending Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. After graduation Kolby accepted a position as a Pastoral Resident at Parkside Church which brought them to Ohio. Kali loves animals, especially dogs, enjoys exploring the food and culture of new places, painting, and reading in her free time.

Kali is excited to get to serve the local community in Ohio. She loves seeing the Lord work in people's lives and walking along side them as they grow to know the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God. She is excited to reach individuals wherever they are and apply biblical truth to their situations, encouraging them to trust the Lord in the face of challenging circumstances, everyday life, and everything in-between.

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Melissa Affolter

REMOTE COUNSELOR

Melissa has served in counseling, youth/children’s and women’s ministries for over 15 years in her local church. She previously worked as a teacher and curriculum writer. In 2011, she completed a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. Since that time, Melissa has joined the Association of Biblical Counselors and is nearing completion of their advanced counseling certification. Melissa has furthered her training in specialized areas with courses from The Global Trauma Recovery Institute and Redemption Groups. Her areas of experience include: anxiety, depression, abuse, teenage development, relational conflict, addictions, and marriage/family. 

Melissa lives in Deltona, Florida. She spends time reading, writing, and enjoying her family and the friendships God has given her.

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Aaron Geise

REMOTE COUNSELOR

Aaron grew up in northwest Ohio, before heading off to the University of Illinois, where he earned a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Molecular & Cellular Biology. He then completed a Master of Arts in Social-Personality Psychology at the University of Missouri. While this degree focused on academia and research, he was drawn towards more practical applications of psychology to help those in need. A year spent caring for teenage boys in a residential home in Kansas City confirmed a desire to pursue counseling, so he headed north to Minnesota to begin a doctoral program in counseling psychology at the University of Minnesota. While he was working on this degree, the Lord used a mentor to open Aaron’s heart to Christ. Aaron began reading Scripture and was transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ. He left the program with a Master of Arts in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology in order to pursue theological training, earning a Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. He has completed the Level One certification offered by the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) and is working towards completion of Levels Two and Three. He is also pursuing certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He serves as Associate Pastor at Mound Evangelical Free Church in Mound, MN. He has also taught as Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis, MN. 

Aaron welcomes the opportunity to walk with individuals, couples, or groups. He has counseled individuals and couples, both in counseling centers and in local church ministry. He has worked with those who experience anxiety, depression, sexual addictions, marital struggles, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, drug rehabilitation, and hoarding. Aaron desires for local churches to grow as communities that deeply care for people in the messiness of life. He enjoys equipping others to have genuine, caring relationships in everyday life.

Aaron is married to his best friend Jenny and they have a joyful daughter. He enjoys his family, walking with others through the joys and sorrows of life, God’s beauty in creation, enjoying and playing music, and all things board games.

Support Staff

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Joy King

Office Volunteer

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Ben Baker

Counseling Services Administrator

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Jonathan Holmes

Executive Director

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Caleb Ramsier

Finance Office Administrator

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Seth Scott

Treasurer

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Andrew Futty

Treasurer

Board of Directors

Sue Moroney

Counselor

Olivia Southam

Lawyer

Tim Walker

North Canton City Schools Athletic Director

Dave Schutter

Financial Capital Consultant

Jonathan Holmes

Executive Director, Fieldstone Counseling

Morgan Heberle

Director of Spiritual Care

National Board of Reference

Ernie Baker, D.Min.

Pastor of Counseling, FBC Jacksonville and Chair of the Online BA in Biblical Counseling, The Master’s University

Brad Hambrick, Th.M., Ed.D.

Executive Director, Gospel Care Collective

Jason Kovacs, M.A.

Executive Director, Austin Stone Counseling Center

Ed Welch, M.Div., Ph.D.

CCEF Faculty Member and Author

Fieldstone
Counseling

4520 South Arlington Road
Uniontown, Ohio 44685
Green Office: (330) 896-7204
Counseling Services: (330) 961-1332
info@fieldstonecounseling.org

4520 South Arlington Road
Uniontown, Ohio 44685
Green Office: (330) 896-7204
Counseling Services: (330) 961-1332
info@fieldstonecounseling.org

4520 South Arlington Road
Uniontown, Ohio 44685
Green Office: (330) 896-7204
Counseling Services: (330) 961-1332
info@fieldstonecounseling.org

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