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 Counseling

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* 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. Paul de VriesMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* Philosophy, Ethics, Christian Ministry

Academic 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 College

Ministry and Management Experience:
President, NY Divinity School
Center Director, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dean of New York Teaching Center, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Academic 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, 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

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 Counseling

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* 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

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

Dr. Ian HowarthMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* Chaplaincy, Counseling, Human Services, Christian Ministry, Leadership

Academic 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 Idaho

Counseling/Ministry Experience:
Chaplain, Idao Air National Guard, Oregon National Guard
Experience in marriage/family counseling, crisis/suicide intervention and education/career advisement
Greg KirkAddiction Counseling

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* 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
Medication Assisted Recovery Specialist (MARS)

Addiction Counseling Experience:
Executive Director, United Gospel Rescue Mission; formerly Executive Director, Union Gospel Rescue Mission
Rev. Michael Liimatta

Addiction Counseling

Ministry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* 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 MinorAddiction Counseling

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* 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 MittonAddiction Counseling

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* Addiction Counseling, Psychology

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

Licenses and Certifications:
Certified Addiction Counselor III, Expired August 2013

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 NicholsMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* 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. Greg PerryMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* Bible, Theology, Christian Ministry

Academic Degrees:
PhD, New Testament, Union Theological Seminary
ThM, Columbia Theological Seminary
MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary
BS, Louisiana State University

Ministry and Management Experience:
President of Thirdmill Seminary and Vice President of Strategic Projects at Third Millennium Ministries

Academic Experience:
Associate Professor of New Testament and Director of the City Ministry Initiative at Covenant Theological Seminary

Dr. Victoria QueenMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* 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

Rev. Robert RappAddiction Counseling

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* 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 ReichardMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* Leadership, Religion, Theology/Philosophy, Education, Social Research, Computer Science

Academic Degrees:
– PhD, Human and Social Studies (Religion and Theology), University of the Western Cape
– DPhil, Social Research (Religion and Society Studies), Omega Graduate School / American Centre for Religion/Society Studies (ACRSS)
– EdS, Educational Leadership, Liberty University
– MLitt, Organizational Leadership, Omega Graduate School / American Centre for Religion/Society Studies (ACRSS)
– Graduate Diploma, Christian Ministry, Vision International College
– BA, Christian Eduation and Administration, Logos Christian College

Licenses and Certifications:
– State-licensed School Superintendent (Ohio Department of Education)
– State-licensed Administrative Specialist, Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development, (Ohio Department of Education)
– Certified Clinical Sociologist (Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology)
– Lifetime Principal Certification (Association of Christian Schools International)

Management / Leadership Experience:
– Christian school administration, Valley Christian Schools, Youngstown, Ohio: 6 years as Academic Dean supervising 70+ teachers and staff, managing a $1+ million curriculum budget for a $6 million systemwide budget, 4 years as a superintendnet supervising campuses and principles, leading continuous school improvement and design of evaluation systems, professional development, and system policy
– Director of Online Learning, VIES – developed and managed proprietary LMS still in use after 18 years by 1000+ students and faculty
– Director of Institutional Advancement, VIES – developed marketing, fundraising, and communications systems
– Founded and led software company during the .COM boom; developed software used by a variety of large companies
– Strategic Planning Consultant, Moodle software consultant
– School turnaround consulting for urban Christian schools

Ministry Experience:
– Founder and Director, University Center for Christian Studies, Youngstown, Ohio
– Resident Scholar, CS Lewis Institute Northeast Ohio
– Director, Victory School of Ministry
– Missionary Associate, El Salvador, Central America
– International travel and teaching experience in 20 countries
– Founding board member, the CAUSE (Christians Addressing the Under-Served in Education)

Academic/Teaching Experience:
– Chief Academic Officer, City Vision University
– Associcate Faculty, Forbes School of Business and Technology, Ashford University
– Developer and instructor, Online Certified Lay Minisry Training Courses, Southwestern College
– Graduate and Doctoral Course Developer (~20 courses), American College of Education
– Adjunct Faculty, Leadership and Administration, American College of Education
– Core Faculty, Dissertation (Doctoral Studies), American College of Education
– Accreditation Liaison Officer (TRACS) and Self-Study Director, Omega Graduate School

Dr. Andrew SearsMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* Nonprofit Management, Christian Ministry, Education, Business, Leadership, Innovation

Academic 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 Technology

Academic/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, Ministry

Academic 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 College

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

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
Counseling, Christian Ministry

Academic Degrees:
MA, Counseling, Colorado Christian University
BA, History

Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado

Christian Ministry Leadership:
Director of Addiction and Recovery, Springs Rescue Mission

Counseling Experience:
New Life Program Counselor, Springs Rescue Mission

Clinical Supervision Experience:
Clinical supervision for interns and LPC candidates

Dr. Bonita Smith

Ministry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Addiction Counseling

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* 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 TylerMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* 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 VoykhanskyMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* 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

Massachusetts Bar attorney with specialization in commercial litigation

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. Gary WaldeckerMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* Ministry, Bible, Theology, Organizational Learning, Human Behavior

Academic Degrees:
EdD, Human and Organizational Learning, George Washington University
DMin, Urban Missions, Westminster Theological Seminary
MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary
BA, Philosophy and Bible, Covenant College

Christian Ministry and Consulting Experience:
Training and Partnership Consultant, Third Millenium Ministries
Training and Partnership Consultant, Regional Director for South America, Mission to the World
Ordained Elder, Presbyterian Church in America
Experienced Missiologist
Dr. Kevin YohoMinistry and Management (interdisciplinary)

Summary of Interdisciplinary Qualifications:
* 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