Brenda Harstine



Brenda has been privileged to connect with people through counseling and women’s ministry for over thirty years in four states. After living in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, she recently moved back to the Akron area. She is passionate about helping people find hope in hardship through a relationship with Christ. Brenda graduated from Grace College with a degree in Christian Ministries, (minoring in Bible, Counseling, and Music). She furthered her study at Grace Theological Seminary where she completed a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling. While serving alongside her husband in ministry, Brenda has enjoyed connecting with women and helping them deepen their relationship with Christ and live out the purpose for which they were created.

As a Pastor’s wife she has not been a stranger to brokenness. Brenda has found Christ to be her refuge through loss, personal pain, and transitions. Believing that there is a biblical way to respond to the situations of life, she enjoys seeing people discover the truth of Scripture as it relates meaningfully to their lives. Brenda, along with her husband David, has adult twin sons, who through marriage, have added two wonderful daughters to their family. She enjoys music—especially playing the piano, cooking, reading, spending time outside, and kayaking on the pristine lakes of Northern Michigan.



B.A., Christian Ministries
M.A., Biblical Counseling


Marriage and parenting, anxiety, depression, grief, transitions, discipleship, spiritual formation, church hurt, help for pastor’s wives and women in ministry


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