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Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas


Rick launched this training network for Christians in 2008 to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. The ministry reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking.

In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

Lucia Thomas


Lucia graduated from Bob Jones University in 1991 with an Office Administration degree. She worked for Fluor Corporation as an Executive Administrator for ten years before coming home in 2001 after the birth of their first child.

She married Rick in 1997, and they have three children. Lucia finds joy in serving our ministry with her broad administrative skill set.

Julie Hansen


Julie is the lead administrator for our ministry. She is a counselor on our forums and is skilled in technological development, as she spends her days running the backend of our ministry.

Christ saved Julie unexpectedly while listening to a podcast in the Spring of 2010. She lives on a wheat farm located outside of Wilbur, Washington. She met her husband Ron while attending college and the two were married twenty-one months later in 1985.

The Lord blessed them with an incredible daughter Ashley, who also wed her college sweetheart, Calib, and live next door on the farm with their daughter Emma Lou.

Brandi Huerta


Brandi is a graduate of our Mastermind program and serves in our theological department as she helps our students with the practicalization of sound theology in their lives. She loves to speak and write about practical theology.

She is the wife of Matthew and mother of three grown children: Chelsee, Rachel, and Josiah. She lives on the plains of Colorado, where she is active in the women’s, children’s, and counseling ministries at Grace Bible Church.

Mark Grant


Mark is a graduate of our Mastermind program and continues to train and write for the ministry. He is a degreed Engineer, obtaining his Master’s degree from the Ohio State University, and works for the Navy as a civilian engineer.

With his marriage healed from finding Christ, his passion increased to help others apply the gospel to everyday life. He continues to be amazed at God’s sufficient counsel through the Word and the work of the Spirit.

He is married to Lesa, and the thankful father of his daughter Aislinn. He cheers for his Buckeyes, takes on various home projects, and has recently bought a glass kiln to try his hand at making fused glass landscapes.

Dr. Daniel R. Berger II


Daniel is the founder and director of Alethia International Ministries (AIM), where he continues to write and to speak around the country in various churches, organizations, medical communities, and at various counseling and teacher’s conferences.

He is also an experienced pastor, counselor, school administrator, and the author of ten books on Biblical counseling, practical theology, education, and the history and philosophy of the current mental health construct.

Daniel earned his B.S. in counseling, an M.S. in counseling/ psychology, an M.A. in pastoral studies, and a doctorate in pastoral theology. Daniel is also an adjunct professor at several Universities and seminaries—including serving as the director of a post-grad degree at SEBI (Brasilia, Brazil) in Biblical Counseling, which is specifically focused on understanding the various aspects of the construct of mental illness from a biblical worldview.

Josh Gravitt


Josh facilitates building partners to enable resources for ministry operation and growth. He has worked at a variety of Christian ministries in various roles and has developed a passion for helping ministries thrive by helping supporters know the needs of a ministry and how a supporter can partner.

He has a B.A. in business management and an M.A. in theological studies. He is the father of two children. He is a fan of UGA football and Braves baseball. He also enjoys studying systematic theology and church history and will talk your ear off about the Reformation if you let him.

Sarah Hayhurst


Sarah graduated from Northland International University with an associate degree in Secretarial Science in 1991, and she pursued a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts in 2014, graduating cum laude. Sarah is a gold-level member of the Christian Editor Network, editing nonfiction manuscripts for their referrals, and she began her own editorial company in 2014.

Sarah has enjoyed a variety of positions in various settings, such as a publishing company, university, law firm, school, software company, and engineering firm. Though Sarah grew up on a farm in Wisconsin as the youngest of six children, she currently resides near Atlanta, Georgia. Sarah enjoys ministering at church, playing piano, doing crafts, and training for/running in races.