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Board of Directors

Terri Weiser

Terri Weiser has been a critical advocate and supporter of biblical counseling for many years.  She served as a pioneering board member for the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) for many years, serving a pivotal role in helping biblical counseling become a viable ministry within the broader evangelical community.  Terri's passion for Scripture has served as a profound influence in her personal work within the local church.  

John Henderson, Ph.D.

Counseling Center Assistant Director, Denton Bible Church

In 2000 I joined the pastoral staff of Denton Bible Church to counsel and serve families from DBC, area churches, and the surrounding community. During the past 6 years I have overseen the biblical counseling training at DBC and I presently serve on the Board of Directors with ABC. I received my Masters and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas.   Learning to counsel biblically has been a slow, humbling, and enjoyable process for me, and I am continually amazed by “the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God.” (Romans 11:33) It remains my constant prayer to see and appreciate more of Christ each day, so that I may, by the grace of God, counsel others to see and appreciate more of Christ each day.   From my point of view, true and lasting transformation happens when we behold and worship Christ. I believe His Spirit brings about incomprehensible change in us. “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)   It seems to me the gospel of Jesus Christ is an extremely heart-redeeming and heart-changing message. Gradually I am coming to realize how the gospel speaks to and redeems every meaningful hardship of human life. Comprehending and applying the message of Christ crucified and resurrected across every aspect of human life, therefore, is my constant prayer and ambition.   Ruth and I have been married since 2000. We enjoy life together. We struggle in life together. We are thankful for one another. We hope to become a clearer reflection of Christ and the Church every day. The Lord has blessed us with 5 children (Gabriel, Faith, Judah, Eliana, and Nathaniel), so our home is full of excitement, delight, and long days. Each day I marvel at the goodness of God toward us, and how Jesus and His Word offer real salvation, real hope, and real strength. We praise him for His grace and faithful love!

 

Mike Sharrett

Teaching Elder and Pastor: Reedemer Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, VA

Mike came to the Lynchburg area from Texas in March, 2004, but hails as a native Virginian, having grown up in Fairfax County.  After graduating from Gettysburg College (1978), Mike and Janice were married, moved to Charlottesville for graduate school at U.Va., and began a wonderful spiritual transformation at Trinity PCA. During his years as a career counselor at U.Va., Mike sensed a call to ministry. Following three years on staff at Trinity, the Sharrett’s moved to Philadelphia to attend Westminster Seminary (M.Div.). They returned to Trinity (1988) until 1992, when the Lord called Mike to plant a PCA church in Ft. Worth. Mike and Janice are blessed with three children: Mike, who lives in Texas, Luke, and Laura, both students at New Covenant School. Janice teaches 6th grade at NCS and enjoys reading and gardening; Mike enjoys golf, the beach, and outdoorsy stuff.

 

Michael Rasa

Chairman and CEO Rasa Floors & Carpet Cleaning, LLC 

Michael Rasa founded Rasa Floors and Carpet Cleaning 16 years ago and has led the growth of this dynamic company from start-up to a position of state-wide dominance, with seven local service centers serving 76 Texas counties and two Louisiana parishes. Along the way Michael and his team have created exciting careers for over 375 employees and revolutionizing the multifamily flooring and restoration industry.   Rasa Floors and Carpet Cleaning earned numerous awards such as the prestigious “Dallas 100” award in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 and has been featured in the January 2000 issue of “D” magazine and the March 2002 issue of the Dallas Morning News.   Michael has attained numerous award winning achievements as a professional salesperson selling carpet services to the apartment industry. In addition was an Honored Professional in “Who’s Who” Executive & Professionals 1999 & 2000 Edition.   Michael received personal training, coaching and mentoring from some of the finest sales and business coaches in the country, such as Zig Ziglar, Jack Welch, Tom Hopkins, Michael Gerber, Tom Peters, and Anthony Robbins to name just a few.   Michael became grounded in basic discipline and problem solving during 8 years with the US Army and US Post Office. Served as member of the Dallas Apartment Association Legislative Committee in 1998, 1999, 2000 and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Tarrant County Apartment Association in 1999 and 2000. Michael is an accomplished and avid pilot earning his “Private”, “Instrument”, “Multiengine”, “Commercial” and a Type Rating.    Michael’s wife Debbie is also a pilot and they both enjoy flying together often. Michael and Debbie  are happily married and have three grown daughters.

 

Margaret Ashmore

A Speaking Ministry of Missio Dei

Margaret Ashmore was born in Aransas Pass, Texas in 1953. She was raised in Bonham, Texas where she graduated high school and went on to earn her college degree at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas. It was in Denton that Margaret began to attend newly established Denton Bible Church in 1980 and has been a member there ever since. Margaret has always been single – considered by her a gift so that she can be free to serve the Lord wherever He calls. 

Margaret has been a teacher/lecturer of women for the past 24 years. Margaret’s desire is to see godly women raised up and equipped to understand their role as a woman, a single, a wife and a mother. To see them gain understanding in the true knowledge of Jesus Christ, to counsel them in the blessed confines of the Scriptures alone so that they would be bastions of truth in a day that they would live the life altering promise of Isaiah 58:10-12.   Mike came to the Lynchburg area from Texas in March, 2004, but hails as a native Virginian, having grown up in Fairfax County.  After graduating from Gettysburg College (1978), Mike and Janice were married, moved to Charlottesville for graduate school at U.Va., and began a wonderful spiritual transformation at Trinity PCA. During his years as a career counselor at U.Va., Mike sensed a call to ministry. Following three years on staff at Trinity, the Sharrett’s moved to Philadelphia to attend Westminster Seminary (M.Div.). They returned to Trinity (1988) until 1992, when the Lord called Mike to plant a PCA church in Ft. Worth. Mike and Janice are blessed with three children: Mike, who lives in Texas, Luke, and Laura, both students at New Covenant School. Janice teaches 6th grade at NCS and enjoys reading and gardening; Mike enjoys golf, the beach, and outdoorsy stuff.

 

Jeremy Lelek

President, Association of Biblical Counselors

Dedicated to the idea that the Bible is sufficient and “Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12), I have dedicated my life to esteeming the efficacy of Scripture and the Gospel as the true means of effective soul care.  Pointing others to the eternal truths of God and the Redeemer of mankind, I feel passionate about the message of change, transformation, hope, security, humility, love, kindness, trust, and worship offered in the changeless message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I serve as President of both the Association of Biblical Counselors www.christiancounseling.com and Metroplex Counseling www.metroplexcounseling.com.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Sate of Texas having earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling and my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Regent University, and am a member of the international honor society for professional counselors and educators, Chi Sigma Iota.  I have the privilege of serving as an adjunct professor at Redeemer Seminary www.redeemerseminary.org.  I lecture frequently in area churches seeking to train believers with ABC’s Equip to Counsel curriculum.  I am honored to serve on the advisory board of Paul Tripp Ministries www.paultrippministries.org, and with gratitude, serve as a council member for the Biblical Counseling Coalition www.biblicalcounselingcoalition.org.   I am happily married to my best friend and wife, Lynne and we have the honor of raising four children together: Aaron, Caleb, Hannah, and Eden.  We are active members of Fort Worth Presbyterian Church (PCA).

 

Scott Lowrey

Vice-President, Association of Biblical Counselors

Scott brings experience both from his extensive sales background and his ministry background.  Scott holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Tennessee and a Masters of Education in Marriage and Family Therapy from Carson Newman College.

In addition to his responsibilities at ABC, he is a Biblical counselor at Metroplex Counseling in Bedford, TX (www.metroplexcounseling.com).  He has also served as a pastor and counselor on church staffs in both Tennessee and Texas, and his resume includes serving as a staff pastor/counselor at Irving Bible Church in Irving Texas. As a community-care pastor, he trained lay counselors for pre-marriage and marriage mentoring and also trained and developed leadership for over twenty support groups.  He has conducted marriage conferences in this country and overseas.  He has a passion to promote and educate others in authentic Biblical counseling.   Scott has been married to his wife, Allison, for 19 years and they are the parents of two awesome sons, ages 15 and 13.

 

Ronnie McElroy

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Assistant to Jeremy Lelek

Association of Biblical Counselors

Ronnie offers knowledge from over 30 years experience in financial operations.  He served as director of payroll at the University of North Texas Health Science Center for 22 years where his responsibilities included overseeing all functions of payroll (paying over 1,000 employees) with a budget exceeding $50,000,000.  He was also responsible for producing financial reports and tax preparation.  UNT Health Science Center is an agency of the State of Texas and thus a non-profit governmental entity, therefore Ronnie possesses extensive experience in the functions of non-profit organizations.  Ronnie operates a personal business where he serves as an accountant for small businesses.  He has also established a 501(c) (3) for a missionary in Guatemala, also overseeing his contribution records and tax returns.

In addition to his extensive experience in accounting, Ronnie is an ordained minister and has over thirty years experience in youth ministry.  He is an active member of Turning Point Church.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of Zona Junevil Ministries (Youth Zone), a Christian youth organization in Guatemala.