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.
Ed Welch, M.Div., Ph.D. CCEF Faculty Member
Dr. Ernie Baker, Pastor of Counseling and Discipleship, First Baptist Church Jacksonville; Fellow, ACBC
Jason Kovacs, Executive Director, Austin Stone Counseling Center; Co-Founder, Together for Adoption
Brad Hambrick, M.Div., Th.M.
4520 South Arlington Road
Uniontown, Ohio 44685
7100 Pettibone Road
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023
15529 Madison Avenue, Unit 1
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
(Above Barrio Tacos)
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: In Search of Biblical Friendship as well as two forthcoming books: Rescue Plan (2018, P&R) and Counsel for Couples (2019, Zondervan). 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.
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. She and her husband Jeff live in Chesterland, and have three grown children.
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.
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 an elder at Parkside and a Professor at Malone University. They have two married daughters and three sweet little grandchildren. Hiking on nature trails and capturing God's beautiful creation through photography really makes her smile.
Marilyn Vaughan is passionate about helping people live productive, healthy, happy lives. Marilyn is a licensed 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 Ed.S in Counseling (concentrating on Marriage and Family Therapy) from Kent State University. She has been involved in premarital, marital, and Biblical counseling through Parkside Church for the past 30 years. In her free time, Marilyn enjoys time with her family, traveling, reading, and various types of needlework.
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 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.
Laura moved to the Akron area a little over a year ago from Charlotte, North Carolina where she was a biblical counselor and coordinator of women’s counseling at her church, CrossWay Community Church of Charlotte. 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 MA in Biblical Counseling from Faith Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana.
God has brought Laura through deep waters (Isaiah 43), so she finds it a privilege to be used by Him to come alongside others as they deal with living in this fallen world. She has had experience with crisis pregnancy and post-abortion ministry, eating disorders, and living in a challenging marriage. However, she believes that, by God’s grace and the power of the Holy Spirit, we are “able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
Laura and Mike have three grown children and a growing brood of grandchildren. She enjoys reading, hiking, watching old movies, exploring Ohio with Mike, cooking (and eating), and gardening.
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.
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.
North Canton City Schools Athletic Director
Financial Capital Consultant
Executive Director, Fieldstone Counseling
Pastor of Counseling, FBC Jacksonville
Pastor of Counseling, Summit Church
Executive Director, Austin Stone Counseling Center
CCEF Faculty Member and Author
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© 2017 Fieldstone Counseling, Inc.