Counseling Center

The Faith Academy Counseling Center is staffed by 1 full-time & 6-part-time Family Counselors who provide individual, marital and family counseling.  We serve Faith’s students, staff and their families, and the wider evangelical missions community which may or may not have a connection to Faith Academy. In addition, FA Family Counselors provide consulting services to both school and mission administrators.  Our counseling offices are located on the bottom floor of Lambert Hall with our front door facing the soccer field.


There are no fees for our counseling services.


While we practice an “open-door” policy (provided we are not in-session) and invite folks to drop by, we do want to encourage you to contact us in advance so that we can be sure to reserve a time-slot for you.  In case you drop by to see one of us and we are either in-session or out of the office, PLEASE contact us by text or e-mail (see our contact info below) so that we can be sure to follow up with you!  While most of us FA Family Counselors are part-time at Faith and have other responsibilities elsewhere, we DO want to meet with you!  Contacting us via text or e-mail will help us greatly in alerting us that you want to meet and allowing us to schedule a time-slot that works for both of us.


We also have a 400+ book lending library in our waiting room on a wide range of counseling/missionary-related topics that we invite you to peruse.  To check out a book, just let one of the counselors know which book(s) you are borrowing.


To schedule an appointment, please contact your counselor of choice directly and work out a day/time that will work for both of you.


Our schedules & contact info are as follows:

Hyungjun Kim (Korean Family Counselor)

Days at Faith:  Monday through Friday
Cell: 0945-317-6724
Office Phone: 787

Sunkyung Kim (Korean Family Counselor)

Days at Faith:  Tuesday & Thursday
Cell:  0905-344-9468
Office Phone: 787

Rosa Pardue

Day at Faith:  Thursdays; available by appointment, NOTE:  Rosa has an Asia-wide role with her mission, so will be traveling internationally at times.
Cell:  0917-857-3015
Office Phone: 785

Mark Ruch

Days at Faith:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM  NOTE: At SIL on Thursday.
Cell:  0995-791-1829
Office Phone: 785

Jae Hyang Seo (OH) (Korean Family Counselor)

Days at Faith:  Tuesdays & Fridays; available by appointment
Cell:  0999-454-9374
Office Phone: 788

Courtney Dowell (Lay Counselor), NOTE:  On maternity leave until further notice

Days at Faith: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]
Cell: 0947-315-8098
Office Phone: 786

Melanie Waddell (NOTE:  Providing ONLINE COUNSELING ONLY (Skype, fb, Zoom, etc.) beginning Oct. 9, 2018)

Days available:  2 days a week by appointment only
Cell phone:  0977-092-2856

Mina Daniels

Days & hours at Faith Academy:  Monday & Thursday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Cell Phone:  0919-311-7565
Office Phone:  788