Staff & Faculty

Consultants and Professional Coaches

Cindi Ackrill, M.D.

  • B.S., Duke University
  • M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Member and former Board Member, International Society of Neurofeedback and Research
  • Fellow, American Institute of Stress
  • Applied Neuropsychology/Biofeedback, Center for Advancement of Human Potential
  • Certified Wellness Coach with Wellcoaches
  • Advanced Executive and Peak Performance Coach Training

John V. Arey, Jr., D.Min.

  • M.A., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • M.Div., Duke Divinity School
  • D.Min., Southern Methodist University
  • North Carolina Certified Pastoral Counselor
  • Fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Diplomate, American Psychology Association

Claudia Barnes, ACC, MBSR

  • Claudia Barnes, LLC, Charlotte, NC
  • Member International Coaching Federation (ACC)
  • Coach U International Graduate
  • Duke Integrative Health Coach Training
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
  • BA, Business Administration, Georgia State University
  • MA, Christian Counseling, Gordon-Conwell, Charlotte, NC
  • Graduate coursework, Loyola College of Maryland

Don Carroll, MPhil, M.F.A., J.D.

  • Former Director, North Carolina Laywer Assistance Program
  • Spiritual Director
  • Professional Coach and Certified Strozzi Somatic Coach
  • Writer/Novelist
  • Society of Friends (Quaker); United Methodist

Alix Felsing, MSOD

  • BA, Journalism, Michigan State University
  • MS, Organizational Development, Queens University of Charlotte
  • Executive Coach Certification, Queens University of Charlotte
  • Certified in WorkPlace Big Five personality profile, DISC
  • Expertise in resilience, career derailment

Corinne Secrest Goodwin, Ph.D.

  • B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • M.A., University of Alabama
  • Ph.D., Fielding University, Clinical Psychology
  • APA, Internship, Yale University Faculty
  • Board Certification in Addiction

Michael Hall, Ph.D.

  • B.A., Psychology - Ohio Wesleyan University
  • M.Ed., School Psychology - Bowling Green State University
  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology- Penn State University
  • A.P.A. Doctoral Internship - Towson State University Counseling Center
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (North Carolina)
  • Board-certified Career Management Fellow
  • Member, American Association of Christian Counselors

David C. Johnson, BCC

  • Director, Spiritual Care Department, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Ordained UMC Elder
  • Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)
  • Board Certified Chaplain (BCC)
  • Supervisor, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
  • Past President, ACPE

Polly Kimmel, CFP

  • Certified Financial Planner

Mary Perkins Kinken, D.Min.

  • B.S., Centre College of Kentucky
  • M.Div., Duke Divinity School
  • D. Min., Graduate Theological Foundation
  • North Carolina Fee-Based Practicing Pastoral Counselor
  • Eagala Certified Equine Specialist

Mary G. Langhorne, CFP®

  • BA, University of Connecticut
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI)
  • Masters Certificate in Project Management – George Washington University
  • Certified Financial Planner Certificate – College for Financial Planning
  • Member Financial Planning Association, National Association of Tax Professionals
  • Board certified fee only Certified Financial Planner®

Tom H. O’Neal, M.Div. (Clinical Director, Davidson Clergy Center)

  • B.A., Furman University
  • M.A., Wake Forest University
  • M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

Cindy Hickman Ray, MS, LPC

  • Interim Director, CareNet Counseling of Statesville and Lake Norman
  • Staff Counselor
  • MS, Loyola University, Pastoral Counseling
  • Wesley Theological Seminary, Graduate Theological Studies
  • Licensed LPC, North Carolina
  • Member, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Former practice, Wilmington, NC working closely with Harbor District UMC
  • Cape Fear Community College, undergraduate work in Dental Hygiene, practice

Louis B. Reed, D.Min.

  • B.A., Texas Wesleyan University
  • M.Div., Southern Methodist University
  • D.Min., Emory University
  • North Carolina Certified Pastoral Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors (Retired)
  • Member, North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society

Monica Corbitt Rivers, Ph.D. 

  • B.A., Spelman College
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • APA, Internship, Duke University Faculty
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Winston-Salem State University
  • North Carolina Licensed Psychologist
  • Feedback and Leadership Coach, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
  • Coach Core Essentials Program (CEP)
  • Member, International Coaching Federation

Joseph Seymour (Jody) D. Min

  • B.A Greensboro College
  • M.Div Duke Divinity School
  • D. Min Graduate Theological Foundation (Spiritual Direction)
  • Certified Enneagram Instructor
  • Author of Five Books
  • Retired United Methodist Minister
  • Former Chair of the Order of Elders
  • Retreat Leader for Clergy Renewal Events

Steve Scoggin, Psy. D. 

  • B.A., University of Oklahoma
  • M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Psy.D., Graduate Theological Foundation
  • President, Care Net, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, North Carolina and Virginia
  • Diplomate, American Psychotherapy Association
  • Coach Core Essentials Program (CEP)

Suzanne Schilling, ACC, ELI-MP 

  • Suzanne Schilling Coaching, LLC, Asheville, NC
  • Member International Coaching Federation (ACC)
  • iPEC Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practioner (ELI-MP)
  • Core Dynamics focus on Transition and Well-Being
  • BS Business, San Jose State University, CA
  • Certification in Process Management, UNC, Charlotte, NC

Leesa Sluder, M.A.

  • Founder and President, Triple Bottom Line Consulting LLC
  • B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Coach Certification, NC State University, Business Coach Institute
  • Health Coach, Duke Divinity School Clergy Health Initiative

Katie M. Stankiewicz, CPC, Eli-MP

  • Certified Professional Coach, International Coaches Federation
  • Energy Leadership Index - Master Practitioner
  • Eagala Certified Equine Specialist
  • Reiki 2 Practitioner

Spiritual Direction

Linda Beauregard, SFO

  • Member, Spiritual Directors International
  • Certificate in Spirituality from Loyola, New Orleans
  • Former Administrator, Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, Charlotte
  • Roman Catholic
  • Contemplative Healing Touch, Contemplative Spiritual Direction
  • Supervision for Spiritual Directors

Don Carroll, MPhil, M.F.A., J.D.

  • Former Director, North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program
  • Spiritual Director
  • Professional Coach and Certified Strozzi Somatic Coach
  • Writer/Novelist
  • Society of Friends (Quaker); United Methodist                                                                                           

Clarence Fox, M.Rel.

  • M.A., Pastoral Studies, Loyola University
  • Graduate, Shalem Institute
  • Member, Spiritual Directors International
  • Episcopalian

Dianne Lawhorn, M. Div.

  • Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Graduate, Shalem Institute
  • Certified Stephen Ministry Leader
  • Ordained Elder, United Methodist Church
  • Certified Prepare-Enrich Counselor
  • Lydia Group, Minster of Spiritual Formation

Jan E. Lorah

  • B.A., University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Certificate of Theological Studies, Virginia Theological Seminary
  • Certificate of Spiritual Direction, Haden Institute
  • Member, Spiritual Directors International              
  • Ordained elder, PCUSA

Jane McAlister Pope

  • Member, Spiritual Directors International
  • Retreat Leader
  • Editor and writer, The Charlotte Observer
  • Musician, composer
  • Episcopalian

Ann Starrette

  • Director of Spiritual Formation, Davidson United Methodist Church
  • Executive Director, The Lydia Group LLC retreat ministry
  • Member, Spiritual Directors International
  • Spiritual Director, Retreat Leader
  • United Methodist Church

Barbara Thiede, Ph.D.

  • Rabbi, Temple Or Olam
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia 
  • M.A. University of Missouri, Columbia 
  • Member, Spiritual Directors International 
  • Columnist for The Charlotte Observer

Fitness and Nutrition

Stephanie Byers, CPT

  • B.S., Stockton State College
  • American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer
  • Foundations of Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • YMCA Health Coach
  • Fitness Specialist, YMCA

Travis Chilcot

  • BS Western North Carolina University, Nutrition, Dietetics
  • Owner, Nutrition Healthworks
  • Sports Nutrition Certification
  • Former ACE Personal Trainer Certification
  • Nutrition and Meal Planning Consultant

Stephanie A. Johnson

  • Beachbody Coach and Master Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • ACE, AFAA, TRX, Beachbody Certified
  • Nutrition Consultant

Sarah Schlichter, MS, RD, LDN

  • Nutrition Healthworks
  • Registered Licensed Dietician
  • Masters of Public Health, UNC, Chapel Hill

The Fitness Team at the Lake Norman YMCA


Administration and Development

George W. Jacobs, Ph.D. (ABD)

President, Davidson Centre for the Professions

  • B.A., Centre College of Kentucky
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., (A.B.D.) University of South Carolina
  • Co-Founder and President, Davidson Centre for the Professions
  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Co-Founder, Hurricane Hugo Habitat for Humanity Project
  • Co-Author, Solving Psychiatric Puzzles with Sagar Sethi, MD, Ph.D.
  • Recipient, Presbyterian Women's Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Gubernatorial appointee to the South Carolina Task force for Homelessness
  • Ordained Presbyterian minister

Gordon Russell Jacobs

Managing Partner, Davidson Centre for the Professions

  • B.A., Art and Art History, Centre College of Kentucky
  • Manager and Co-Founder, Davidson Clergy Center
  • Chairman, Clergy Renewal Fund
  • Vestry, St. Alban's Episcopal Church
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