Dr. John Walker
Dr. Walker is the Founder and Chief Psychologist of Blessing Ranch Ministries. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the area of Pastors’ and Missionaries’ personal, professional and spiritual development. As a licensed Psychologist and an ordained Pastor, he provides Professional Counseling Services to adult Pastors, Missionaries and other Christian leaders and provides executive leadership for Blessing Ranch Ministries. His educational experiences include a B.A. in Christian Ministry from Lincoln Christian College, a M.A. in Psychology and Religion from Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University. Following several successful ministries, Dr. Walker worked as a professional Psychologist in hospitals, clinical institutes, and his own private practice, Cornerstone Psychological Associates. Since founding Blessing Ranch Ministries in 1992, Dr. Walker has successfully served over 4,000 Pastors, Missionaries and other Christian leaders and is a sought after church leadership consultant. Email Dr. Walker
Dr. Charity Byers
Dr. Byers serves as our Executive Director of Clinical Services. As a licensed Psychologist, she provides Professional Counseling Services to adult Pastors, Missionaries, and other Christian leaders, as well as children and adolescents of ministry families. While she connects well with all leaders, she has a particular passion for serving women in ministry. She is the daughter of Dr. John and Deanna Walker. Dr. Byers’ educational experiences include a B.A. in Clinical Counseling and School Psychology from Western State College of Colorado, an M.A. in General Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and a PhD. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. Email Dr. Byers
Hope serves as Blessing Ranch Ministries’ Director of Accounting. Her educational experience includes a B.A. degree in Organizational Communications and Political Science from Western State College of Colorado. Email Hope
Debbie Kilgallin has been a certified Life Coach since 2011 and has partnered with Blessing Ranch Ministries since that time. Her work includes follow-up support for clients who have participated in the Intensive Counseling Services, directing Restoration Teams for individuals who are rebuilding their lives and ministries, coaching support for individuals working toward a specific life change or goal, and speaking for various events.
Debbie lives on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin with her husband, Mike, and is the Worship Minister for the Viroqua Church of Christ. They have two adult sons and two adorable granddaughters. She enjoys entertaining friends and family, studying God's Word, and all things farm.
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Jill Freeman is a licensed mental health counselor with a passion to help every child of God have peace of mind, fulfilling relationships and become as emotionally, spiritually, mentally and behaviorally healthy as possible. With a background in human resources Jill works well with a wide range of individuals, couples, families or teams and is able to address a wide range of issues such as trauma, anger, personality disorders, relationships, family-of-origin and childhood wounds.
Jill has lived lives in the Tampa area with her husband, Terry, since 2012. They have a son, Tyler; and have also walked through tragedy when their daughter Amanda died in her sleep from an aneurysm in 2017. Finding God to be Jehova Rapha (healer) Jill and Terry find joy serving their church faithfully.
As you think about taking your own next step toward wholeness in Christ, we encourage you to consider how counseling might help you make progress toward what God has for you. Feel free to either call 970.495.0920 or email email@example.com for more information.
Blessing Ranch is proud to have Laura Lamirand as part of our counseling team. With a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University, Laura has God’s call on her life to help others in their own personal transformation. Laura brings together psychology and theology in her counseling practice and resonates with Paul’s words in Romans 12:2b “let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”
Laura grew up in Indiana with a love for nature and outdoor activities. She regularly finds time to walk and bike, but really loves being on, or in, the water. Laura can be competitive and also enjoys taking risks like skydiving. With a love for music, Laura has been known to spontaneously burst into song.
As you think about taking your own next step toward wholeness in Christ, we encourage you to consider how counseling might help you in healing or in finding the courage to progress toward what God has for you. Feel free to either call 970.495.0920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.