Dr. John Walker
Dr. Walker is the Founder of Blessing Ranch Ministries. He is retired from providing Intensive Counseling Services, yet he remains a valuable advisor to the Blessing Ranch Ministries team. He is recognized internationally as an expert in Christian leaders' emotional, spiritual, and professional development. Dr. Walker used his expertise as a licensed Psychologist and as an ordained Pastor to successfully serve over 4,000 Christian leaders since founding Blessing Ranch Ministries in 1992. 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. He is co-author of the books Unhindered: Aligning the Story of your Heart and Unhindered 30 Days: Discover Healing, Freedom, and Power Within. He lives with his wife, Deanna, in Clearwater, Florida. Email Dr. Walker
Dr. Charity Byers
Dr. Byers serves as our Chief Executive Officer and Psychologist. As a licensed Psychologist, she provides Counseling Services to pastors, missionaries, and other Christian leaders. She loves continuing the mission that began with her father, Dr. John Walker, to help Christian leaders live well, lead well, and finish well. Dr. Byers is invested in bringing the transformational work Blessing Ranch has done for over 25 years into greater reach for leadership teams and staff. Dr. Byers’ educational experiences include a B.A. in Clinical Counseling and School Psychology from Western State College of Colorado, a M.A. in General Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. She is co-author of the books Unhindered: Aligning the Story of your Heart and Unhindered 30 Days: Discover Healing, Freedom, and Power Within. She lives with her husband, Todd, and son, Bennett, in Trinity, Florida. Email Dr. Byers
Hope serves as Blessing Ranch Ministries’ Business and Development Director. 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.
As you think about taking your own next step toward wholeness in Christ, we encourage you to consider how coaching might help you make progress toward what God has for you. Feel free to either call 970.495.0920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for more information.