City Vision University Faculty

Addiction Counseling Faculty

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Management and Ministry Faculty

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Subject Matter Expertise / Academic Qualifications

Professional Experience Qualifications

Steven Brubaker

Addiction Counseling

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Addiction Counseling

Academic Degrees:
MEd, Counselor Education, Millersville University
BS, Bible, Lancaster Bible College / Capital Seminary & Graduate School

Addiction Counseling/Rescue Mission Experience:
– Chief Program Officer, Life Path Christian Ministries (York Rescue Mission), York, PA
– Director of Programs, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, Philadelphia, PA
– Water Street Ministries/Water Street Rescue Mission, Lancaster, PA
– Chief Vision Officer, Water Street Ministries
– Interim Executive Director, Water Street Ministries
– Director of Residential Programs, Water Street Rescue Mission
– Director of the Career & Life Learning Center, Water Street Rescue Mission, Lancaster, PA
– Director of Education and Employment, City Rescue Mission, Jacksonville, FL
– Minister of Community Outreach, Grace E. C. Church, Lancaster, PA

Ministry Experience:
– Client/Family Advocate, Mental Health Association of Lancaster County, Lancaster, PA

Advisory Board Member for 25+ nonprofit organizations and agencies

Dr. Ken Heitland

Ministry and Management

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Education, Organizational Behavior, Business, Management

Academic Degrees:
PhD, Instructional Technology and Organizational Behavior, Indiana University Bloomington
MEd, Secondary Education, University of Missouri at St. Louis
BS, Education, University of Missouri at St. Louis

Business: Telecom industry experience, corporate training design, product development; patented communication methods; Senior GPS/LBS Product Manager (Sprint), Sr. Product Manager (Sprint); Educational Consultant; Manager, Curriculum Development; Gov’t Compliance Training Administrator (Sprint)

Business Skills:
Telecom, Insurance, Hospitality, Healthcare, Academia; Market Research, Technical, Quality & Process Expertise, Strategic Planning, Product and Program Management & Reporting, Organizational Development, Customer and Vendor Agreements

Education: Instructional Technology and Web Learning Design

Experience as a Technical Consultant, Supervisor-Health Education, Teaching and Learning Specialist

Ministry Experience:
Volunteer, Prairie Baptist Church

Nonprofit Experience
: Board member of a non-profit 501c3 called Once We Were Refugees (OWWR); working directly with refugees from 23 different countries of origin to help them learn computer skills, create a resume, locate job skills training and apply for jobs online

Management: Developing grant applications and benevolence proposals, including a large grant application this spring with the Kauffman Foundation

Lisa Hoffman

Addiction Counseling

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Addiction Counseling, Psychology

Academic Degrees:
MA, Professional Counseling, Liberty University
Certification in Elementary Education, Minor in Psychology, Indiana University
BA, Organizational Communication, minors in Telecommunications and Psychology, Indiana University

Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Indiana
Elementary Teacher License, State of Indiana

Clinical Experience:
– Practicum: Fairbanks Hospital
– Internship: St. Vincent Stress Center

Addiction Counseling Experience:
– 18+ years of experience in developing programming and classes for life skills, substance abuse and mental health
– CWC Assistant Director/Program Director, Wheeler Mission, Indianapolis
– Access Center Counselor, Fairbanks Hospital, Indianapolis
– Life Services EAP, Indianapolis

Ian Howarth

Addiction Counseling

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Chaplaincy, Counseling

Academic Degrees:
DMin, Piedmont International University
MA, Christian Counseling, Amberton University
MDiv, Liberty University
BS, Business, Corban University
BA, Theology/Theological Studies, Summit Bible College

Licenses and Certifications:

Chaplaincy/Counseling Experience:
– Wing Chaplain, Idaho Air National Guard

Greg Kirk

Addiction Counseling

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Addiction Counseling, Christian Studies

Academic Degrees:
DEdMin, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (In Progress)
MCS, Christian Studies, Union University
BA, Pastoral Theology, Fairhaven Baptist College

Licenses and Certifications:
Certified Addiction Counselor

Addiction Counseling Experience:
Executive Director, United Gospel Rescue Mission; formerly Executive Director, Union Gospel Rescue Mission

Rev. Michael Liimatta

Addiction Counseling

Ministry and Management

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Addiction Counseling, Organizational Administration

Academic Degrees:
MA, Organizational Administration, Mid-America Nazarene University
BTh, Inter-Lutheran Theological Seminary
AA, Liberal Arts, Pastoral Studies/Counseling, Finlandia University

Licenses and Certifications:
CRADC, MARS, CPS, MCB Qualified Clinical Supervisor

Addiction Counseling Experience:
– Founder, New Creation Ministries, Hancock, Michigan (addiction recovery program)
– Founder, Christians in Recovery

Ministry/Management Experience:
– Executive Director, Footprints Inc (addiction recovery program)
– Founder & former Chief Academic Officer, City Vision University; formerly Director of Education, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

Education Experience:
– Director of Education, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions
– Founder of Rescue College (now City Vision University)
– Founding member of ACCESS
– 1998 ACCESS/Christianity Today Online Course of the Year Award

– A Guide to Effective Rescue Mission Recovery Programs, 1993
– First Things First, 2000
– 15 columns for RESCUE Magazine

Lorraine Minor

Addiction Counseling

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Addiction Counseling, Education

Academic Degrees:
MEd, Adult and Occupational Education, University of Missouri – Columbia
BA, Home Economics Education, University of Missouri – Columbia

Licenses and Certifications:
Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II

Addiction Counseling Experience:
Associate Executive Director, Administration and Programs, City Union Mission, Kansas City, MO
30 years of experience, City Union Mission, Kansas City, MO
12 years Trustee for the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

Professional Experience:
Consultant, Missouri State Department of Education
Instructor, Missouri State University

Dozens of articles, staff training manuals, and curriculum on urban ministry to the poor

Lynda Mitton

Addiction Counseling

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Addiction Counseling, Psychology

Academic Degrees:
MS, Addiction Psychology, Capella University
BS, Organizational Management, Colorado Christian University

Licenses and Certifications:
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, Level II, State of Colorado, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division

Education Experience:
– Addiction Counseling Department Chair, City Vision University

Addiction Counseling / Program Management Experience:
– Clinical Supervisor/Addiction Counselor, About an Alternative

Management Experience:
Administrator of Finance, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Colorado Springs

Ministry Experience:
– Various roles at Harvest Chapel, International Bible Society

Dr. Charles Nichols

Ministry and Management

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Business, Management

Academic Degrees:
PhD, Business Management, The Union Institute and University
MA, Public Affairs, Kentucky State University
BS, History and Political Science, Kentucky State University

Online Business Teaching Experience:
– Assistant Faculty, Ashford University
– Professor of Management. Mid-Continent University
– Adjunct Faculty, South University Online
– Online MBA faculty, Norwich University
– Online MBA faculty, Southern New Hampshire University
– Professor, College of Business Administration Sullivan University System
– Online business/management program adjunct, Baker College
– Applied Management and Decision Sciences Core Faculty, Walden University
– Director, Master of Science in Management Program, Oakland City University
– Small Business Management Program Instructor. Metropolitan Community College
– Business Administration Department Adjunct Instructor, Harris-Stowe State College
– Served as a consultant/course evaluator for the American Council on Education (ACE).

Business/Consulting Experience:
– Small business counselor, Louisville, KY Service Corps of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E.)
– Served as a Sloan Foundation consultant working with the American Psychological Association (APA)

– Columnist, African-American Journal
– Review board member. International Journal for Applied Management and Technology (JMAT) and the Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences
– Served as a reviewer for the text, Small Business Management (Longnecker, Moore,Petty and Palich) 13th edition (2004)

Dr. Victoria Queen

Ministry and Management

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Education, Administration, Business

Academic Degrees:
PhD, Higher Education Administration, St. Louis University
MBA, Arkansas State University
Bachelor’s, Business Management, Psychology Minor, Lyon College

Nonprofit Board Service:
– Community Alternative Service Program (CASP)
– President of Executive Board Missouri Department of Higher Education
– Proprietary School Advisory Committee
– Coordinating Board of Higher Education (CBHE-PSAC) – Rescue Magazine, Editorial Board

Nonprofit/Grant Experience: Fellow, Charles Koch Institute

Business and Ministry Experience: Association Gospel Rescue Missions, Sr. Consultant for Social Enterprise

Education Experience: Ozarks Technical Community College, Business Instructor, former President, Victory Trade School

Robert Rapp

Addiction Counseling

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Addiction Counseling, Theology, Bible

Academic Degrees:
ThM, Western Seminary
MDiv, Multnomah Biblical Seminary
BA, Economics and Business, Westmont College

Licenses and Certifications:
MAC Credential, NAADAC (National Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors)
CADC1 Certification, ACCBO (Addiction Counseling Certification Board of Oregon)
BCRPS (Basic Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist), Terrence T. Gorski-CENAPS

Addiction Counseling / Professional Counseling Experience:
– Chaplain Overseer, Portland Rescue Mission, Portland, Oregon
– Program Chaplain Administrator,
– Chaplain

Teaching Experience:
– DHS, Inc., Portland, Oregon
– Course Mentor, Western Seminary Center for Lifelong Learning, Portland, Oregon
– Teacher, AGRM Convention
– Instructor, Summit View Academy, Vancouver
– Instructor, Multnomah Bible College

Ministry Experience:
– Ordained, Central Bible Church, Portland
– Lay Leader, Central Bible Church; International Students, Fellowship Baptist Church

Dr. Joshua Reichard

Ministry and Management

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Education, Nonprofit Administration

Academic Degrees:
PhD, Human and Social Studies, University of the Western Cape
DPhil, Social Research, Oxford Graduate School
EdS, Educational Leadership, Liberty University

Education & Nonprofit Administration Experience:
– Chief Academic Officer, City Vision University
– Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assistant Superintendent at Valley Christian Schools

Dr. Andrew Sears

Ministry and Management

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Nonprofit Administration, Entrepreneurship, Education

Academic Degrees:
DTL, Bakke Graduate University
SMEE, SMTPP, Computer Science & Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BSEE, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Education Experience:
– President, City Vision University

– Nonprofit Administration / Entrepreneurship Experience
– Executive Director, TechMission

Rev. Timothy Shaw

Ministry and Management

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Theology, Bible, Ministry

Academic Degrees:
MDiv (in progress), Luther Rice Theological Seminary
MA, Theological Studies, Covenant Theological Seminary
BA, Anchor Theological Seminary and Bible Institute
AS, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Shawnee Community College

Ministry Experience: Leading worship, pastoral care, church administration, evangelism, stewardship, outreach, community ministry

Dr. Bonita Smith

Addiction Counseling

Ministry and Management

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Counseling, Christian Education, Bible

Academic Degrees:
PhD, General Counseling Studies, Capella University
MS, Counseling, Capella University
BS, Home Economics Education, Texas Southern University

Family Ministry: Wrote and published working manual for the Family Readiness Groups & Rear Detachment Commanders Training at Ft Stewart, Georgia; Volunteer with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

Urban Ministry: Site director for TUMI (The Urban Ministry Institute); Wrote and developed a program to identify statistics on high risk behaviors at Brigade, Battalion and Company levels; Wrote numerous articles on Domestic Violence for the Frontline Newspaper and various organizations at Fort Stewart; Coached, trained and counseled at-risk youth

Leadership/Administration: Ran for City Council ▪ Chairperson Hinesville Area Metropolitan Transit Authority Citizens Board; State Curriculum Coordinator for the Historic Jurisdiction of Louisiana COGIC

Ministry Leadership: Director and professor C.H. Mason Bible College; Active in local church; Site director for TUMI (The Urban Ministry Institute)

Kiley Tyler

Ministry and Management

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Human Resources, Business, Healthcare

Academic Degrees:
MS, Health Science, Florida Gulf Coast University
BS, Business Management, University of South Florida

Human Resources Experience: Director of Human Resources, St. Matthew’s Housel; Human Resources Generalist for Community Health (Home Health Agency)

Business Experience: Web Enhancement Co-Project Manager (Dual Role with Human Resources Generalist)

Ministry Experience: St. Matthew’s House Recovery Center

Dr. Greg Voykhansky

Ministry and Management

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Leadership, Education, Management, Business, Law, Ministry

Academic Degrees:
PhD, Leadership for Higher Education, Capella University
JD, Massachusetts School of Law
MS, Education, Capella University
BS, Business, Capella University

Organizational Management: Diverse professional experience in business, law and nonprofit/charity board and organization work.

Project Management: The following activities enabled me to develop strong experiential
expertise in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and closing projects.

Business Consulting: Business consulting for companies desiring to enter the post collapse marketplace of the former USSR. Notable clients included State of Kansas, Governor Joan Finney, Kansas Department of Trade. This project involved initiating, planning and execution of the sister-city agreements for social and economic development between the State of Kansas and Administration of Leningrad Region, Russian Federation.

Business Law: Experience in law surrounding foundation, management, dissolution and inter-organizational relationship within a nonprofit organizatios.

Nonprofit Experience: Founder, TYSED, Inc.; Academic Coach / Coordinating Coach, Instructional Connections, LLC

Prison Ministry: First International Prison Ministry Conference in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Urban Ministry: New England Aftercare Ministries, Inc., Bread of Compassion Inc., Celebration International Church, Inc., and New England Dream Center, Inc.

Dr. Kevin Yoho

Ministry and Management

Subject Matter Expertise:
* Ministry, Bible, Theology, Management

Academic Degrees:

DMin, Urban Church Renewal, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
MDiv, Youth Ministry and Church History, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
BA, Washington Bible College

Ministry Management and Leadership Experience: General Presbyter (Administration), Mission Funding (Administration), Lead Pastor (Ministry), Financial Management Experience at Mission Agencies, Board Development, Executive Presbytery Experience

Organizational Consultancy: Appreciative Inquiry Consulting, Youth Violence Reduction Consulting

Pastoral Ministry Experience: Pastoral Ministry, Chaplaincy, CPE Supervisor, Global Missions Experience

Teaching: Adjunct Instructor experience at 5+ institutions

Scholarship: Author of 20+ professional and scholarly articles and 30+ public lectures and confernece presentations, recent publication of a book on urban ministry