Dr. Russ Rainey
Dr. Russ Rainey is a Pastoral Counselor and Life Coach. He practiced as a Licensed Professional Christian Counselor for over 30 years. He has served five churches as Director of Counseling, Support, and Recovery, and he has taught graduate courses in Christian Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and at Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas. He served as Regional Outpatient Director for Rapha (a Christian Psychiatric Hospital Corporation), and was the Vice President of Coaching Services at Matthew 28 Global Ministries.
Russ received an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Texas in Arlington. He then attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, and earned a Master’s degree and a Doctor’s degree in Psychology and Counseling, graduating in 1988. Russ currently works as a Board-Certified Coach, providing marriage coaching, and a Pastoral Counselor for Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, CO.
Dr. Rainey has coached a wide variety of believers over the last 15 years including ministers, missionaries, and Christian leaders. He is also a coach trainer for discipleship coaching. Russ believes that coaching and pastoral counseling are effective forms of one-on-one, deep discipleship. Russ is married to the love of his life, Janet, and they have two married, adult sons. As a couple, they enjoy hiking, biking, and kayaking.
Dr. Mike Garrett PhD., Dmin., LCMHC is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Executive Director of Christian Counseling Associates of Raleigh, with over 35 years of successfully helping individuals, marriages, and families. Many Raleigh – Durham NC-area pastors refer congregation members to Dr. Mike because of his expertise, training, experience and personal commitment to
Rhonda Garrett, M.A. is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and Spirit-filled empathy to the clients she serves. Beyond her 36 years of life experience as a pastor’s wife, Rhonda is an author and has an extensive background in lay counseling, lecturing and mentoring. Areas of therapy
Ginna Bustle, MSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings over 30 years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples. She earned her master’s degree in social work from Boston University, and has worked in a variety of settings including as an intensive in-home family therapist, as an outpatient therapist, and as
Rick McKoy MA, LCMHCA is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate with a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Rick’s counseling experience has primarily been in areas of relationships, mood disorders, life adjustments,
Angel King, MCLC is our team Life Coach. She is certified through the Board of Christian Life Coaching, an affiliate of American Association of Christian Counselors. She received her master’s credentials through the International Board of Christian Care. In addition to her certification in Life Coaching, Angel is certified through Cornell University in Plant-Based Nutrition and
George Karampelas, MA, LMFTA is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. He has a Master of Arts degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from Liberty University. In addition, George has a BA in Accounting from the University of South Florida. George brings a