Jonathan D. Holmes

Executive Director & Counselor


Jonathan Holmes is the Founder and Executive Director of Fieldstone Counseling. He previously served for fifteen years on the pastoral teams of Parkside Church and Parkside 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 and contributor to a number of books including, The Company We Keep, Counsel for Couples, Rescue Skills, and Rescue Plan.

Jonathan has written and been interviewed for and by organizations including Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, the Biblical Counseling Coalition, the 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). Additionally, Jonathan is an instructor at Westminster Theological Seminary in the Masters of Counseling program; he speaks frequently at conferences and retreats. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four daughters


Jonathan’s passion is to come alongside churches and organizations to provide relevant, gospel-centered teaching in the field of biblical counseling.



BA (Biblical Counseling and History), The Master's University
MA (Biblical Counseling), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


Gender and sexual orientation, marriage & family, and church leadership/pastoral care


Green, Remote

Jonathan is currently unavailable to take any new counselees. 


May 6-8
Chagrin Falls, OH

Basics Conference

Basics 2024

In this year's annual Basics conference, Jonathan Holmes will present in a breakout session on "Navigating the Landscape of Gender Identity." In the session, he will discuss understanding the landscape and applying biblical truth for help and hope. 

May 18
New York, NY

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Lincoln Square

Parent Seminar

Jonathan Holmes will be teaching parents simple ways to navigate conversations on tough topics with kids like gender, identity, and other relevant topics. After his session, he will be accompanied by Rebekah Hannah and Michael Keller on a Q&A panel. 

October 24-26
Dallas, TX

Rooted Conference

A Walk Through the Book of Daniel

In a world with so many messages about gender and identity, it is hard to begin a conversation about those issues. In Jonathan Holmes' breakout session, "God, Gender and Grace for Challenging Conversations," he will discuss how to understand the modern identity formation process, the current landscape of gender identity issues, and how to help parents and ministry leaders navigate these challenges with truth and wisdom.


Weekend Word | True Change

When the scribes and chief priests told Herod of the coming birth of Christ, they echoed the words of the prophet Isaiah. This announcement described a ruler, unlike any ruler that had come before. Jesus turned everyone’s idea of a ruler on its head.

A Prayer Request for Our Team

What do we do when our carefully laid plans collide with God’s plans? What do we do when we cannot control our circumstances? Do we strive for more control? Do we despair and want to give up? This passage from Scripture which I memorized as a child has come back to me time and time again this year and has been a corrective to my soul…

Our Counseling Team

Dave AbernethyCounselor

Melissa AffolterCounselor

Hyemin BahkCounselor

Benjamin BakerCounselor

Benjamin BarnesCounselor

Grace BikisCounselor

Karen BrooksCounseling Apprentice

Steve BroughtonCounselor

Richard BueschCounselor

Joshua ConwellCounselor

Karen CorcoranCounselor

Barry CuretonCounselor

Rachel DunnCounselor

Andrew HeadCounselor

Kim FreitagResident

Ken TuckerResident

Suzanne HawkinsCounseling Intern

Jessica GallinaCounselor

Brenda HarstineCounselor

Jonathan HolmesCounselor

Joy HuCounselor

Laura HudsonCounselor

Joseph HussungCounselor

Crystal KershawCounselor

Jonathan KimCounselor

Julie MacDonaldCounselor

Shannon McCoyCounselor

Clair NorthcuttCounseling Apprentice

Mathieu PauCounselor

Sarah QuayCounseling Intern

Sarah Shaw OjedaCounselor

Bob ShullCounselor

Lori TanakaCounselor

Kali ThomasCounselor

Ian TullyCounselor

Marilyn VaughanCounselor

Anna WalkerCounselor

Danielle WareCounselor

Taylor ThomasCounselor

Brandi YackeeCounselor

Angela ZellerCounselor


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