Our Counselors and Staff

Reigning Grace Counseling Center offers counselors, instructors, and staff who are committed to the idea of “Heart Change for Life Change,” a motto coined by our founder, Julie Ganschow, Ph.D.

Each team member of Reigning Grace looks humbly to God’s Word in answering life’s questions. The team at Reigning Grace does not solely exist for Reigning Grace, but is also actively involved in their own churches and communities. Each counselor is certified with either the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

Take a moment to meet our counselors and staff below!

Counselors & Staff

Julie Ganschow, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center, Founder of BC4Women Blog

 

Julie has been involved in biblical counseling and discipleship for more than 25 years. She has a M.A. of Biblical Counseling, a Ph.D., Biblical Counseling, and is certified through ACBC and IABC. She is the founder and Director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center, and the founder of Biblical Counseling for Women. She is a featured contributor in GriefShare, serves on the Advisory Board of The Fallen Soldiers March, and is a commissioned member for The Addiction Connection. She has also authored numerous books and co-authored the training course. She makes her home in Kansas City, Missouri, with her wonderful husband, Larry.

Sydney Cryer

Office Manager

Sydney is a graduate of Spurgeon College where she earned her B.A. December of 2020. Soon after, she was married in January of 2021 to her husband, Jesús. She is now wanting to pursue her certification to become a biblical counselor, and she is eager to learn from the staff at Reigning Grace Counseling Center as well as serve the counselees here.

Chrysti Hettrick

Administrative Assistant to Reigning Grace Institute Training Program

Chrysti began working with Reigning Grace in the Spring of 2017. Originally a temporary sub for our Office Manager, she soon fell in love with the mission of RGCC and did not want to leave. Once our Office Manager returned, Chrysti transitioned into a general administrative assistant role before taking over coordinating Reigning Grace Institute. Chrysti found joy in seeing lives changes as God’s Word was opened and applied by the counselors at RGCC. She currently resides in the Kansas City area with her husband, Brian, and has three adult children and five grandchildren.

Hannah King

Media Director

Hannah is a student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she will complete her M.A. of Biblical Counseling by December 2022. She works as the Branch Administrator at AVI Systems, Inc. Kansas City. Upon graduating with her M.A., Hannah will be a certified biblical counselor with the ACBC. She has a heart for walking with women through the hardships of life and pointing them back to the steadfast truth and sufficiency of God’s Word. She hopes to serve the church through her ministry as a counselor.

Larry Ganschow

Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselor

After struggling with addictions as a teen and young adult, Larry has now enjoyed over three decades of sobriety. With more than 30 years of experience in addictions and substance abuse counseling, Larry brings textbook knowledge, field experience, and personal victories into his counseling. Larry is a credentialed treatment provider for the state of Missouri and is certified in biblical counseling through the IABC. He knows as John Calvin has stated, “The heart is an idol factory,” and works tirelessly to lead his counselees to the conviction of sin and to bring them to repentance. Larry and Julie have three sons and two grandchildren.

Stephen Ganschow, Ph.D.

Biblical Counselor, Training Program Instructor

Stephen Ganschow, Ph.D., has been with Reigning Grace since its inception. While he provides some long-distance counseling, his current role is strategic development, consultation, and teaching within Reigning Grace Institute as an instructor. Additionally, he serves as the Pastor of Counseling at Bethel Church in northwestern Indiana. He is a Level II-certified biblical counselor with the ACBC, is certified by the IABC, and has various specialty certifications in a wide array of counseling disciplines. Additionally, he is pursuing an Ed.D. in Community Care Counseling, with an emphasis on the pastoral counseling and the local church.

Pastor Bruce Roeder

Biblical Counselor, Training Program Instructor

Bruce is a part-time pastor with Missio Dei Fellowship in Kenosha and Milwaukee Wisconsin. He has a M.A. in Biblical Counseling and is certified with the ACBC and IABC. He is married to his wife Elizabeth of 46 years. They have one son, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and three great grandkids.

Matthew Munlin

Biblical Counselor

Matthew Munlin is a Ph.D., Biblical Counseling student and an Adjunct Professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as the administrator for the Midwestern Center for Biblical Counseling. He also works as a research and teaching assistant for Dr. Dale Johnson, Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Matthew graduated with an M.Div. and M.A. of Biblical Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. During his time at Southwestern, he served as the administrator for the Walsh Counseling Center, and as a teaching assistant for Dr. Jon Okinaga. He is currently working on his ACBC certification.

Jamie Randolph

Biblical Counselor, Training Program Instructor

Jamie has ministered to women as a pastor’s wife and in other various capacities for more than 25 years. She has passion for the Word of God and for ministry to women. For eight years, she served as an advocate counselor at a local pregnancy crisis center. She also has an active Bible teaching ministry in her church. This love for the ministry of the Word and personal discipleship led her to pursue biblical counseling, and she completed her ACBC certification in 2019. Jamie is married to Kelly, and together they have four children and three grandchildren.

Guy Hanna

Biblical Counselor, Training Program Instructor

As an ACBC biblical counselor, Guy loves the Word of God and loves people. He understands that many have not been fully discipled and need someone to teach them how to apply the Scripture to their lives. His goal is to teach individuals, couples, and families the precepts and principles of Scripture and to equip them with the tools necessary for spiritual growth. Guy is an ordained minister, former pastor, and hospice chaplain. He holds a M.A. in Biblical Counseling.

Laurie Bennett

Biblical Counselor, BC4Women Blog Contributor

Laurie Bennett is a certified biblical counselor with the ACBC. She has a passion for the Word of God and is humbled to teach, disciple, and counsel the sufficiency of Scripture to women at her local community church and at Reigning Grace. Married for over 30 years, Laurie and her husband, Brian, have three grown daughters, two son-in-laws, and the sweetest grandchildren. In her spare time, she gardens, raises honeybees and chickens, and crafts sourdough artisan breads with homemade jams.

Brent Campbell

Biblical Counselor, Training Program Instructor

Brent is a certified counselor with the IABC and the ACBC. Brent has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, and is working toward a degree in Christian Education at Midwestern Theological Seminary.

Kirsten Vance

Biblical Counselor

Kirsten is passionate about applying God’s Word to hurting people, for God’s glory and their benefit.  Kirsten has a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University, has certifications from ACBC and CCEF. She works with the youth at her church, teaches a ladies Bible study, and is passionate about practicing hospitality and one on one discipleship. Kirsten has been married to her best friend Philip, for over 20 years. He is currently serving as an Elder at their home church in Texas and pursuing his ACBC certification. Together they have homeschooled their three children. 

Mary Paas

Biblical Counselor, Chaplain

Mary is a licensed Chaplain and IABC certified Biblical Counselor. She has served on local boards and on staff at ministries, including Joni and Friends. She has taught the Bible to groups inside the walls of the church and outside the walls. Mary finds joy in providing hope and help from God’s Word at Reigning Grace and Fallen Soldiers March.

Teresa Fricke

Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselor

Teresa, MA, CRADC, SQP, IABC, Chaplain, has experience as a biblical counselor in all life issues. She is particularly trained in substance abuse and addiction counseling. Teresa comes from a large family and learned early the lessons to forgive others and trust God. She spends her free-time with her sisters and their families living around the country.

Chris Mazak

Biblical Counselor

Chris has his biblical counseling certification with the ACBC and serves on staff at First Southern Baptist Church in Gladstone, MO. He is also pursuing a PhD in Biblical Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Andrea, reside in Gladstone, MO.

Kekhrie Nienu

Biblical Counselor

Kekhrie is a certified counselor with the ACBC. She is passionate to share the Word of God and desires to walk alongside others through counseling and discipleship. She has her M.Th. from S.C.U. Seoul, South Korea, and her M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling and serves as an adjunct professor at Nagaland Graduate School of Theology in India.

Jonathan Hayashi, Ph.D.

Biblical Counselor

Dr. Jonathan Hayashi has a B.A. of Pastoral Ministry, M.A. of Congregational Leadership, and a D.Ed.Min. of Biblical Counseling. He presently serves on the Executive Committee at Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, MO) and on the Board of Trustees at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jonathan is a contributor for the bi-weekly journal, Pathway (Missouri Baptist Convention), and is the author of Ordinary Radicals: A Return to Christ-Centered Discipleship, as well as Making Lemonade: Turning Past Failures into Gospel Opportunities. He is a certified biblical counselor with the ACBC. He and his wife, Kennedi, have four children: Kaede, Seiji, Anna, and Ren.

Reigning Grace
Counseling Center

(816) 694-1677  (Main Number)

reigninggracecounsel@rgcconline.org

Reigning Grace
Institute

(816) 673-6360  (Training Program)

RGInstitute@rgcconline.org

Wichita, KS Location
8810 NW 10th St. N
Wichita, KS 67212

Liberty, MO Location
28 Westwoods Dr., Suite 200
Liberty, MO 64068

Burlington, KS Location
345 Main St.
New Strawn, KS 66839

Disclaimer

Reigning Grace Counseling Center is not a licensed counseling agency, nor are its counselors psychologically or medically-trained therapists.
We are minsiters of Jesus Christ and we offer ‘pastoral’ counseling intended to bring life change through heart change.