City Vision University Faculty

Addiction Counseling Faculty

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Management and Ministry Faculty

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NameDepartment(s)Academic QualificationsProfessional Experience Qualifications
Steven BrubakerAddiction CounselingSummary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Addiction CounselingAcademic Degrees: MEd, Counselor Education, Millersville University BS, Bible, Lancaster Bible College / Capital Seminary & Graduate SchoolAddiction 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, PAMinistry Experience: – Client/Family Advocate, Mental Health Association of Lancaster County, Lancaster, PA Advisory Board Member for 25+ nonprofit organizations and agencies
Dr. Paul de VriesMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Philosophy, Ethics, Christian MinistryAcademic Degrees: PhD, Philosophy – Epistemology of Applied Ethic, University of Virginia MA, Philosophy – Philosophy of Science, University of Virginia BA, Mathematics (Philosophy and Physics Minors), Calvin CollegeMinistry and Management Experience: President, NY Divinity School Center Director, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Dean of New York Teaching Center, Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryAcademic Experience: Professor; Endowed Chair of Ethics and the Marketplace, The King’s College Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Wheaton College
Dr. Ken HeitlandMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Education, Organizational Behavior, Business, ManagementAcademic 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. LouisBusiness: 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 Consulting: 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 HoffmanAddiction CounselingSummary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Addiction Counseling, PsychologyAcademic 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 IndianaClinical Experience: – Practicum: Fairbanks Hospital – Internship: St. Vincent Stress CenterAddiction 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
Dr. Ian HowarthMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Chaplaincy, Counseling, Human Services, Christian Ministry, LeadershipAcademic Degrees: DMin, Piedmont International University MDiv, Chaplaincy, Liberty University MRE, Religious Education, Liberty University MA, Human Services, Liberty University MA, Religion and Leadership, Liberty University Certificate of Christian Ministry, Tennessee Temple University Licenses and Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Idaho Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor I, State of IdahoCounseling/Ministry Experience: Chaplain, Idao Air National Guard, Oregon National Guard Experience in marriage/family counseling, crisis/suicide intervention and education/career advisement
Greg KirkAddiction CounselingSummary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Addiction Counseling, Christian StudiesAcademic 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 Medication Assisted Recovery Specialist (MARS)Addiction Counseling Experience: Executive Director, United Gospel Rescue Mission; formerly Executive Director, Union Gospel Rescue Mission
Rev. Michael LiimattaAddiction Counseling Ministry and Management (interdisciplinary)Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Addiction Counseling, Organizational AdministrationAcademic 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 SupervisorAddiction Counseling Experience: – Founder, New Creation Ministries, Hancock, Michigan (addiction recovery program) – Founder, Christians in RecoveryMinistry/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 Publications: – A Guide to Effective Rescue Mission Recovery Programs, 1993 – First Things First, 2000 – 15 columns for RESCUE Magazine
Lorraine MinorAddiction CounselingSummary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Addiction Counseling, EducationAcademic 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 IIAddiction 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 MissionsProfessional Experience: Consultant, Missouri State Department of Education Instructor, Missouri State University Publications: Dozens of articles, staff training manuals, and curriculum on urban ministry to the poor
Lynda MittonAddiction CounselingSummary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Addiction Counseling, PsychologyAcademic Degrees: MS, Addiction Psychology, Capella University BS, Organizational Management, Colorado Christian University Licenses and Certifications: Certified Addiction Counselor III, Expired August 2013Education Experience: – Addiction Counseling Department Chair, City Vision UniversityAddiction 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 NicholsMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Business, ManagementAcademic Degrees: PhD, Business Management, The Union Institute and University MA, Public Affairs, Kentucky State University BS, History and Political Science, Kentucky State UniversityOnline 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) Publications: – 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 QueenMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Education, Administration, BusinessAcademic Degrees: PhD, Higher Education Administration, St. Louis University MBA, Arkansas State University Bachelor’s, Business Management, Psychology Minor, Lyon CollegeNonprofit 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 BoardNonprofit/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
Rev. Robert RappAddiction CounselingSummary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Addiction Counseling, Theology, BibleAcademic 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-CENAPSAddiction Counseling / Professional Counseling Experience: – Chaplain Overseer, Portland Rescue Mission, Portland, Oregon – Program Chaplain Administrator, – ChaplainTeaching 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. Andrew SearsMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Nonprofit Management, Christian Ministry, Education, Business, Leadership, InnovationAcademic Degrees: – Doctor of Transformational Leadership (interdisciplinary Ed.D. D.Min and DBA) Bakke Graduate University – MS in Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MS in Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – BS in Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and TechnologyAcademic/Teaching Experience: – President, City Vision University, 11 years – Co-founded MIT’s Internet Telephony Consortium. Interdisciplinary research group with one of the Father of the Internet (David Clark)Ministry and Nonprofit Experience: – Co-founded national nonprofit ministry – 21 Years of nonprofit management experience Management / Leadership Experience: – Sprint Internet Product Architect Consultant 1997 TO 2002 – Saint Paul Venture Capital, Internet Product Architecture Consultant 1998 TO 2000 – IP Fusion: co-founded internet company to provide reporting services
Rev. Timothy ShawMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Theology, Bible, MinistryAcademic Degrees: MDiv, Luther Rice Theological Seminary MA, Theological Studies, Covenant Theological Seminary BA, Anchor Theological Seminary and Bible Institute AS, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Shawnee Community CollegeMinistry Experience: Leading worship, pastoral care, church administration, evangelism, stewardship, outreach, community ministry
Dr. Bonita SmithMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary) Addiction CounselingSummary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Counseling, Christian Education, BibleAcademic Degrees: PhD, General Counseling Studies, Capella University MS, Counseling, Capella University BS, Home Economics Education, Texas Southern UniversityFamily 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)
Dr. Greg VoykhanskyMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Leadership, Education, Management, Business, Law, MinistryAcademic Degrees: PhD, Leadership for Higher Education, Capella University JD, Massachusetts School of Law MS, Education, Capella University BS, Business, Capella University Massachusetts Bar attorney with specialization in commercial litigationOrganizational 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 YohoMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications: * Ministry, Bible, Theology, ManagementAcademic Degrees: DMin, Urban Church Renewal, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary MDiv, Youth Ministry and Church History, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary BA, Washington Bible CollegeMinistry 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