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.


Our Values



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



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



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.



4520 South Arlington Road
Uniontown, Ohio 44685


7100 Pettibone Road
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023


14398 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

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


Jonathan D. Holmes


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 University with degrees in Biblical Counseling and History and his MA 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, 2021).  Jonathan has written for a number of sites and organizations including Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Biblical Counseling Coalition, ERLC, and the Journal for Biblical Counseling. Jonathan serves on the Board of Directors for CCEF (Christian Counseling Educational Foundation) and the Council Board for the BCC (Biblical Counseling Coalition). He is frequent speaker at conferences and retreats. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four daughters, Ava, Riley, Ruby, and Emma. Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading, and cooking.


Crystal Kershaw


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. Crystal has an extensive background in women's ministry and Christian Education, and is the founder of Spirit & Strength, a Christ-centered exercise ministry. She has authored a repertoire of studies and conferences on topics including authentic faith, overcoming anxiety, attaching to God, and engaged parenting.

Crystal holds a Masters in Pastoral Counseling, with a focus on women, children, and adolescents. 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 have three adult children, and make their home in Northeast Ohio.


Kali Thomas


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 has plans to continue 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 loves seeing the Lord work in people's lives and walking alongside 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.
Kali and her husband, Kolby, live in Charlotte, North Carolina where Kolby is a Student Pastor at a local church.  She loves animals, especially dogs, enjoys exploring the food and culture of new places, painting, and baking.


Sue Moroney


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.


Benjamin Baker


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.


Robert Shull


Bob has been an ordained pastor since 1989. 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, were married in 1977. 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.


Marilyn Vaughan


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.


Dan Simpson


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!


Sarah Keene


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.


Karen Corcoran


Karen comes to Fieldstone after serving 15 years in various roles of discipling, coaching, and pastoral counseling while on staff at a large westside Cleveland church. She is passionate about coming alongside people, humbly helping them discover who they’ve 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 empowering them to embrace the transforming work of God’s grace. Karen possesses an MA in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminar and is highly versed in formational/healing prayer and care through training from Ashland Seminary. Karen is familiar with a number of life’s painful circumstances, believing that the grace and comfort with which God has blessed her is to be poured out for others. Areas of specific passion and experience include infertility and pregnancy loss, grief, marriage, parenting issues, anxiety, conflict, emotional/mental/verbal/spiritual oppression and abuse and its related trauma, and various church leadership issues.

Karen and husband Steve are parents to Katie and, as empty-nesters, spend their free time enjoying cooking, traveling, camping, hiking, biking, and any other outdoor activity.


Richard Buesch


 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!


Laura Hudson


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.


Ben Barnes


Ben is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Ohio. He completed his schooling at Kent State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master of Education (M. Ed.) degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Over the past three and a half years, Ben completed a two-year internship at Christ Community Chapel and served as a full-time staff member with the care ministry team where he oversaw the support group and prayer team ministries. During his time as an intern, he also received a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies (MATS) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Ben values the integration of theology and psychology in the counseling process, seeking to come alongside others in order to assist them in living physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually healthy lives. Ben’s primary counseling experience has been working with individuals and groups, and he has worked with people of all ages. His areas of competence include depression, anxiety, adjustment and transition, decision-making, relational issues, and grief. Ben has been a member of Christ Community Chapel since May 2015 and enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, reading, and growing in his relationship with Jesus.


Stacy Kramer


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.


Brandi Yackee


Brandi is a follower of Jesus Christ and loves to serve those in need. She has a background in serving in the Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry at the church she grew up attending. Brandi became a counselor in 2018 after feeling God’s call on her life to go into ministry. She is currently working on her Level 1 certification through the Association of Biblical Counselors. She has found so much joy serving people in need and loves to see hearts transformed. Brandi has an interest serving those with emotional eating issues, eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety, and depression. She has been married to her husband for 7 years. They have one daughter and one son. When Brandi isn’t counseling she enjoys homeschooling her children, reading, researching, cooking, and being outdoors in God’s creation.


Elizabeth Selle


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.


Jill Butler


Jill Butler loves Jesus and loves watching him work in majestic ways in people's stories. She has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and a Master's degree from Westminster Seminary in Counseling. She has worked for over 20 years in ministry walking with both believers and unbelievers as they seek to make sense of who God is and who he says they are in the midst of their stories.  Jill has a breadth of clinical experience as well, which she values for its helpfulness in further understanding the struggle it is to be human. The Word of God has and continues to shape Jill's life and worldview as her source of truth and comfort both personally and in her counseling relationships.  Jill's experience also includes working with a variety of different cultures, refugees who are survivors of torture, domestic abuse shelters, and child welfare. She enjoys spending time traveling, cooking for friends, reading, baseball games (GO TRIBE!), and on sunny days anything on the water.


Jessica Gallina


Jessica Gallina is Christ-follower who is passionate about coming alongside others through life’s hardships, while they find healing in God’s love and strength. She received a bachelor’s degree in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs from Baldwin Wallace University and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from The University of Akron. Jessica has taught and mentored children and adolescents as an intervention specialist for 12 years, before feeling called to become a biblical counselor. Serving as a leader in Celebrate Recovery and being a foster and adoptive parent are some of the experiences that sparked her passion for helping others that are facing adversity. Currently, she is obtaining her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Liberty University and is thankful to have the opportunity to learn from, and partner with, the experienced staff at Fieldstone! Jessica has personally experienced the healing power of God’s hand through difficulties and desires to be humbly used by God to walk with others while they discover God’s light and truth amidst personal struggles. Jessica and her husband live in Uniontown with their two children, five and seven years old. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, the outdoors and traveling.


Julie MacDonald


Julie has a heart for encouraging others in times of hardship with the hope and help found in Christ. She obtained a Bachelor of Education degree in Middle Childhood Education from Youngstown State University. She is currently studying biblical counseling through CCEF and will complete her studies in December 2020 with three certificates in Biblical Counseling.

Julie and her husband Don have been married since 2006 and have two school-aged children. She is active in her church, Parkside Westside, as well as her community. Her husband leads a small group that meets in their home and Julie leads a Moms in Prayer group. She participates in her local women’s club and volunteers at the local food pantry. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking, running, being in nature, listening to podcasts, and drinking tea.

Julie is excited to have the opportunity to encourage others with the hope she has been given.


Aaron Geise


Aaron grew up in northwest Ohio. He attended the University of Illinois (B.S. in Psychology and in Molecular & Cellular Biology). He then completed an M.A. in Social-Personality Psychology at the University of Missouri. While this degree focused on academia and research, he was drawn to practical psychology, in order to better help people with their struggles. A year spent caring for teenage boys in a residential home in Kansas City confirmed his desire to do counseling, so he headed north for a doctoral program in counseling at the University of Minnesota. While there, the Lord drew him to Christ. Aaron began reading Scripture and was transformed by the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection. He completed an M.A. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology and left to pursue pastoral training, earning an M.Div. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also completed the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) Level One certification, as well as several other CCEF courses. He has taught biblical counseling in the local church and as Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling at Bethlehem College and Seminary. Besides counseling, he also serves as Associate Pastor at Mound Evangelical Free Church.

Aaron welcomes the opportunity to walk with individuals, couples, or groups. He has experience counseling in local church ministry and in counseling centers. He has worked with people who experience anxiety, abuse, depression, sexual addictions, anger, conflict, marital struggles, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, and ministry struggles. Aaron desires to work alongside local churches to provide a care team for people in the hardships of life. Aaron enjoys his wife and kids, God’s beauty in creation, playing music, gardening and all things board games.


Melissa Affolter


Melissa has served in counseling and women’s ministries for nearly twenty 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 and began counseling full-time in 2015. Melissa has furthered her training with courses from The Global Trauma Recovery Institute and CCEF. Her areas of experience include: emotional health, abuse, trauma recovery, ministry burnout/hurt, and marriage/family dynamics. Melissa’s desire to walk alongside those who are suffering or struggling has been an overflow of seeing God's rich grace of healing and restoration poured out in her own life over many years.

Melissa lives in Deltona, Florida, where she serves her local church as the “Women Knowing God” Coordinator. She spends time reading, writing, and enjoying her family and the friendships God has given her.


Dr. Barry Cureton


With over 25 years of ministry experience, Barry has provided shepherding care to
all ages as a Youth and Family Pastor and as Pastor of Congregational Care, helping
those in their times of struggle, doubt and grief. Both as a pastor and a biblical
counselor, Barry has helped men, couples, and families, dealing with a wide range
of issues such as communication, conflict resolution, addictions, sexual brokenness,
and depression.

Barry has a shepherd’s heart and desires to walk alongside people through life’s
challenges. He believes that biblical truth not only helps us to understand the root
issues of our problems but also brings hope and healing to our brokenness through
the gospel. Barry currently serves as the Shepherding Pastor at Liberty Church PCA
in Maryland and has an M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary and received
a Doctor of Ministry through Covenant Theological Seminary. A seminar speaker
and support group leader, Barry has given talks on his dissertation which focuses on
the pastoral care of Christian parents with adult gay children.

Barry has also completed the first level in the CCEF (Christian Counseling and
Educational Foundation) certificate program. He and his wife Margaret have three
young adult children and live in the Baltimore area. In his spare time Barry enjoys
gardening, swimming, and taking in the beauty of God’s creation.

Support Staff


Joy King

Office Volunteer


Kali Thomas

Counseling Services Administrator


Jonathan Holmes

Executive Director


Caleb Ramsier

Finance Office Administrator


Seth Scott



Andrew Futty


Board of Directors

Sue Moroney


Olivia Southam


Tim Walker

North Canton City Schools Athletic Director

Dave Schutter

Financial Capital Consultant

Jonathan Holmes

Executive Director, Fieldstone Counseling

Morgan Heberle

Recitation Instructor, CCEF

National Board of Reference

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

CCEF Faculty Member and Author

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

Executive Director, Gospel Care Collective

Jason Kovacs, M.A.

Executive Director, Austin Stone Counseling Center


© 2020 Fieldstone Counseling, Inc.

© 2020 Fieldstone Counseling, Inc.

4520 South Arlington Road
Uniontown, Ohio 44685

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

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

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