President Dr. Anne Harris
BS, MS ED, D. Min
Dr. Harris is the Executive Director of New Life Guidance Center and a trained Board Certified Christian Counselor, Certified in Childhood, Grief, Loss & Trauma, Interpersonal Neuroscience & Marriage & Family Counseling with a BS in Psychology, a MS.ED in Education Counseling, a D.Min in Counseling Psychology, and a D.Min in Christian Education,
Dr. Harris has worked extensively as a counselor, educator and trainer in schools, agencies, private practice and churches.
She is the President of New Life Bible College & Seminary, Administrator of New Life School of Excellence, and Co-Overseer of New Life Outreach Christian Center.
Dr. La Fayette Scales
Dr. La Fayette Scales is the senior pastor of Rhema Christian Center, a church that is making an impact in northeast Columbus Ohio.
Dr. La Fayette has ministered to men across the United States and throughout the world. Through the network of local churches, Dr. La Fayette is recognized and set in the Church as an Apostle and functions in that capacity to many leaders, churches, and ministries locally, nationally, and internationally.
Dr. La Fayette has authored two books: What is the Church Coming To and It’s The Walk Not The Talk. In addition, he has been a featured speaker at Back to the Bible Conference.
Dr. Willa Brown
MS ED, D Min
Dr. Willa Brown is a graduate from the University of Dayton with a Masters in Social Agency counseling, and a B.S. from Park College in Social Psychology. She has worked with adults/youth with various social/emotional problems, and physical/sexual abuses. Willa’s desire is to help the people of God become set free and fulfill their purpose.
Dr. Yvette Jackson
B.A. M.Div, D. Min
Over the last 30 years, Dr. Yvette Jackson’s professional career has included clinical, academic,
and administrative roles. Formally trained as a Social Worker and a Chaplain, she has provided
leadership to multiple systems, including the Child Welfare System, the Office of the Attorney
General, several faith-based institutions and several educational systems, including Higher
Education. Prior to moving to Richmond in August 2018, Dr. Jackson served as the as Regional
Bereavement Manager for Kindred Hospice and Executive Director of the Ohio Suicide
Prevention Foundation (OSPF) in Columbus, Ohio. While in Columbus, she also served as
Affiliated Faculty for Trinity Lutheran Seminary, teaching evening courses in the Pastoral Care
Dr. Jackson is passionate about grief recovery and has dedicated much of her professional life to
it. The privilege of serving in the aforementioned capacities and “coming alongside of
individuals, families, and communities in crisis and celebration and empowering them to meet
their fullest potential” are key parts of Dr. Jackson’s legacy. In this season of life, she is
delighted and honored to serve Kindred Hospice in the capacity of Bereavement Coordinator for
both the Richmond and Petersburg offices.
Dr. Jackson received her D.Min. from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio; her M.Div.
from The Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio; and her B.A. in Sociology from
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is married to Patrick Ian Jackson and together they share
in the parenting of one daughter, McKenna.
Stan E. DeKoven
Ph.D., Professional School of Psychological Studies, M.A., Counseling Psychology, Webster Univ., M.A., Psychology, San Diego State Univ., B.A.; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified School Psychologist
Joshua D. Reichard
D.Phil., Oxford Graduate School, Social Research, Ph.D., University of the Western Cape, Religion & Theology, Ed.S., Liberty University, Educational Leadership, M.Litt., Organizational Leadership, Oxford Graduate School; Certified Clinical Sociologist
Steve and his wife, Kath, have been in fulltime mission work since May 1984. From 2015 until the middle of 2020 Steve and Kath lived in Kuwait where Steve served as the Senior Pastor for Crossroad International Church. Currently, Steve serves as the Vice President of International Operations and World Missions and zone leader for Africa and the Middle East for Vision International University. The main focus of Steve’s overseas ministry is leadership development and church planting.
Dr. Brian van Deventer
Leadership, Business and Practical Theology
Dr. Gail Stathis
Leadership and Theology
Dr. Nico Horn
JD Leadership and Not-For-Profit Management, Law and Ethics
Apostle George Runyan
MA Theology and Church Planting
Dr. Darryl Webb
Dr Manon Gurley
Dr. Kluane Spake
Counseling, Apostolic Ministry and Theology
Dr. Lora Allison
Dr. Ron Bernier
Theology and Leadership
Dr Tim Hamon
Leadership and Theology