Pick a Coach That’s Right For You
We can help any child, any age, deal with any problem using a heart-based approach and watch miracles happen.
We can help any child, any age, deal with any problem using a heart-based approach and watch miracles happen.
The following people have been trained personally by Dr. Scott Turansky. Each one has credentials to work with parents and they have gone through an intensive eight week training program to understand a heart-based approach to parenting. Miracles happen in the lives of families when they implement this approach. No matter whom you choose, you as a parent will also need access to the Parent Portal Website that gives you instructional videos, handouts, downloads, forms, and ideas for working with your child. Your discounted rate is $50 by obtaining a code from your coach. Each of the coaches have different rates and have various specialties. If you’re interested in being trained as a coach, you can learn more about that training here.
Dr. Turansky is a Family Health Specialist and coaches parents personally all over the USA and abroad, usually on the phone, or by Skype or Zoom.
Description: Dr. Turansky trains coaches in an intensive 80 hour training program. He also accepts clients himself. If you don’t know whether it’s best to work with him or one of the coaches below, then you can email Dr. Turansky now with a brief description of your situation. He will refer you to one of the coaches below or guide you to the best solution for you. If you want Dr. Turansky to be your coach then you can click on the button here. When you pay for the program, he will work with you to choose the best start date for you within the next few weeks. If you have any questions about the program, please contact him as well. We want to equip you with the tools to strengthen your family as soon as possible. Change takes work but that work pays off in huge ways.
Specialty: All kids and families
Angela Duval went through the very first coaches training in 2016 and has been coaching nationally and internationally ever since. She has a passion for this line of work and has been coaching and counseling for over 15 years. Angela coaches via phone, Skype, GoToMeeting, etc.
Description: Angela has her Master’s Degree in Counseling and has experience working with families in crisis as well as teens who have been found delinquent by the court system. Angela has two teen aged children both male and female. Her daughter has been diagnosed with ADD as well as OCD therefore, she understands the complexity these challenges can bring to the family’s day to day routine. She has experience as an elementary and middle school counselor and understands the stages of development as kids grow and mature. She has a passion for helping families form an action plan for change through their most difficult challenges of family life. Angela has been in ministry for over 10 years through an organization that teaches others how to study God’s word in a deeper way and it is her desire to make an impact on every family the Lord brings her way.
Specialty: Families in crisis, families dealing with mental health, families with children ages 5-17 with most any challenge big or small, delinquent teenagers and those on probation. She has worked one on one with children ages 5-17 dealing with problems at school, home, courts, drugs, teenage pregnancy, abuse, etc..
Sarah Hamaker coaches parents in person in and around Fairfax VA or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: As a mom of four kids, I’m no stranger to frustration. As a trained biblical parenting coach, I hear about it and see it firsthand every day: The toddler who just won’t stay in bed no matter how many times Mom tucks her in. The preteen who rolls his eyes when Dad asks him to empty the dishwasher. The middle child who won’t get along with her siblings. But there’s a better way to parent—and I’m here to help you learn quick tips for immediate relief, as well as a lifelong parenting philosophy rooted in the Bible and in tried-and-true techniques.
A parenting coach guides you through a process that helps you identify and discuss bad parenting—and learn how to fix it. Whether you are seeking a solution to a single problem, such as a disobedient or willful child, or taking back your house after years of letting your children rule the roost, I come alongside you to guide you to establishing successful behaviors to transform your parenting and your home. Along the way, you’ll also rediscover your leadership role in the home with God at the forefront.
Specialty: Christian moms with multiple children, the oldest of whom is still in elementary school.
Lisa Brown Coaches parents over the phone.
Description: Lisa and her husband enjoy living near the Rocky Mountains with their 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter. Lisa has had remarkable success by going through this program for her family and she is excited to help others overcome challenging times. Lisa has been a Biblical Parenting Coach since 2014 and has coached many families. She has worked over 30 yrs. enriching the lives of hundreds of children and families. She has a Bachelors in Social Work (with family counseling focus), and Early Childhood Education. She has been a teacher, counselor, mentor and coach. She has provided professional care and volunteer support in group homes, detention centers, children’s treatment facilities, children ministries, inner city school settings, child cares, and was a Nanny to several families. Lisa is compassionate, easy to connect with, she will inspire you with success stories, and encouraging words. She believes that this program is for all families and she is willing to Coach any parent who hungers for change.
Specialty: Areas of Interest (specialty) – Children that are age 3 to 10 and struggle with learning disabilities, emotional and behavior problems such as ADHD, ADD, Anxiety, ODD.
Shayla Hale coaches parents in person in the Springfield, MO area and by phone or other video communication methods elsewhere.
Description: Shayla is a wife, mother, former educator, and family minister in a local church who has a passion to equip parents to get to the heart of their child. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s in children’s ministry, and over 20 years experience serving kids and families. Shayla has trained through the NCBP to be a live seminar presenter and a Biblical Parenting Coach. She teaches heart-based parenting to families and leaders in her church. Shayla loves to journey alongside parents as they embrace the principles of heart-based parenting in their own home and see the transformation in themselves and their kids!
Specialty: Families with kids of all ages – including traditional, blended, single parent, adopted, behavior issues, and special needs.
Catherine Chan coaches parents in greater Seattle, WA, including areas on the Eastside and in Tacoma. She can meet in person, online or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Catherine has a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Learning Design. She has a passion for designing instructional materials for parenting training. She teaches parenting classes at local churches, and has more than 20 years of experience in children and family ministries. She has completed training for the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and is committed to help parents learn about the heart-based parenting approach. She focuses on addressing heart issues and building relationship. She helps parents create strategies and action plans to develop their children’s character qualities, self-motivation and independent thinking. Her ultimate mission is to help parents build a God-centered family that loves God and honors each other.
Specialty: She loves to work with families with children ages 4-18. She speaks English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
I coach by phone, online meetings, or in person in the Grey Highlands area, Ontario Canada or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: In addition to being a coach with NCBP, I am certified with the Association of Biblical Counselors and serve in the counselling ministry at my church. My husband and I have been in full-time ministry since the early 90’s and have been blessed with ten children. He is also trained as a parent coach and will sometimes join in to provide extra support for dads. Homeschooling for over 20 years has given us experience with our own children who have dealt with learning differences, ADD, Tourettes and epilepsy in addition to coming along side many other families facing challenging situations. My heart is to use God’s Word and the NCBP resources to help bring healing and hope to struggling parents and families.
Specialty: All children and families
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Shirley Chu coaches parents in person in greater Seattle, WA or on the phone.
Description: Shirley received her Master of Divinity from Christian Witness Theological Seminary in California, and Doctor of Ministry from China Evangelical Seminary in Taiwan wth a focus on Pastoral Counseling. She has over 20 years of experiences in church and family ministry. She has completed training for the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and has a passion to help parents learn about the heart-based parenting approach. Parenting is a “heart” work, it’s also a hard work and a faith journey. She has a passion to walk alongside parents and provide strategies and action plans to develop their children’s character qualities and self-motivation. Her mission is to help families building relationship and grow in the life of Jesus Christ. Shirley is a step mom of 3 teenage boys.
Specialty: She loves to work with step-families and traditional families, school age and preschool children. She speaks English and Mandarin.
Stephen Harrier coaches parents in person in the Vancouver, WA/Portland, OR area and on the internet (prefer Skype) for those outside these areas.
Description: Drawing upon over 40 years in the ministry, including serving as a pastor, as a chaplain for troubled teens and children, and as a family/marriage counselor, Steve brings a biblical, practical, and compassionate heart-based approach to assisting parents to develop healthy and thriving relationships. He stresses the hope that we all have to make changes in our thinking and actions that can lead to a transformation in family life. Steve received his Master’s Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and completed his classroom work towards a doctoral degree at Denver Seminary. Along with his wife, Claudia, he presents parenting seminars on behalf of the the National Center for Biblical Parenting. The Harriers consider themselves privileged, humbled, and challenged as they endeavor to build into the lives of their grown children and their 4 grandchildren, as well as into the lives of all those whom God brings their way.
Specialty: Steve especially enjoys working with families who have older elementary school-aged children and teens.
Pamela Schoettler works with parents and grandparents in the Seattle/Tacoma Washington area in person and on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Pamela has been involved in services for children and families for decades thru Early Childhood Education, Care and Administration and in Children’s Ministry and Community Service for age 0 thru 6th grade. She considers it a privilege to guide families to identify the truth in their challenges and reach beneficial goals. She combines her experience with her AA in Early Childhood Ed. & Administration, a BA in Leadership & Christian Studies, her Children’s Ministry Certificate, her Parent Life Coaching Certificate, her Crisis Pregnancy Coaching & Care Certificate, and the NCBP Parent Coach Training along with 10 years as a Prenatal, Infant and Toddler Mentor to parents through Care Net Pregnancy and Family Ministry. She is also a live presenter for the National Center for Biblical Parenting. She empowers parents with heart based principles teaching them life skills while enhancing relationship at the same time. She has raised her own two children (with her husband of 40+ years) and continues in her role as grandmother to her two young granddaughters. She helps families develop personalized action plans. She has a wide base of experience but finds that “Biblical Parenting” offers parents the primary foundations for their journey as a family to grow together..
Specialty: Pamela works with traditional families, families with special needs kids and their siblings, Home Schoolers, Day Care Providers and families with teachers and ministry leaders. She also works with teen parents and families that have been affected by generational addictions.
Anne Burgess coaches parents using the heart based approach and has a passion for serving all families. She does this in person in the greater Richmond, VA area or over the phone, through email, Skype, FaceTime and FaceBook video.
Description: Anne is a mother to two (a son and a daughter), and a grandmother to six including three adopted children. In addition to being a registered nurse, Anne is a pastor’s wife of 38 years and has focused her ministry in the areas of children and women, including the deaf and special needs. She is working on national certification as an American Sign Language interpreter. She has a passion in helping people in all areas of their life including, not only parenting, but in health, spirit, finance and emotion.
Specialty: Working with deaf parents or parents with deaf children.
Ashley Tarter coaches parents via the phone or in person in Williamsburg, VA or Orlando, FL.
Description: Ashley has used the methodologies of the National Center for Biblical Parenting with her family for the past five years. Having seen remarkable changes, she is confident that it bears good fruit! She views herself as a “peer-mentor,” who has been in your shoes! Always empathetic since she’s in the trenches too, she enjoys encouraging and blessing other parents with hope for Biblically-based, Spirit-led transformation. One of the aspects of the heart-based approached taught by the NCBP that she appreciates the most is the practical application of Biblical principles. She has homeschooled her 6th grade son for 8 years, and is married to her high school sweetheart of 25 years.
Specialty: Preschool, elementary and middle school age children
Shelley Melvin works in person with parents in or near West Chester, PA or on the phone elsewhere
Description: Shelley has worked as a children’s ministry director for over 20 years, and was a volunteer for many years before getting her education degree and making kids ministry her life work. She lives in West Chester, PA with her husband, son and daughter. Shelley’s heart for working with and coaching parents has continued to grow as her own children have grown (now 16 and 20). She and her husband used the principles from the NCBP while raising their children, and experienced firsthand how effective they are. She has successfully completed the biblical parenting coaching program, and has a passion for taking the guesswork out of Biblical parenting and making it practical, which is what she most values about the NCBP.
Specialty: Families with preschool, elementary and middle school children
Josh Hardwick coaches in person near Abilene, Texas and virtually if you are located elsewhere.
Description: Josh is a husband, father of four, and along with his wife (Joanna) are licensed foster parents. He has been in full time ministry on staff at his local church working with children and families for over 18 years. Josh completed the coach training in early 2021 and loves bringing hope to families who are struggling. Growing up in a pastor’s family, as well as being in ministry has given Josh a heart for helping families in ministry.
With the heart of a pastor and a teacher, Josh loves helping families learn a heart-based approach that leads to healthy, connected relationships. Providing practical tools for today combined with an ability to help parents gain vision for the future, Josh helps parents experience progress for both the short-term and the long-term relationships with their children. Josh believes that Holy Spirit can help any family and loves to walk with parents to see them begin to experience abundant life in their home. Josh draws on his experience in ministry as well as a father to bring sound biblical teaching, humor, and compassion to the coaching relationship. Coaching with Josh will help families take steps from where they are to where they want to be.
Specialty: Families with children of all ages, Families in ministry
Tom Bump Lives outside of Cleveland Ohio and can coach on the phone or will use a variety of online video tools to meet face to face no matter of geography or time zone.
Description: Tom has been married for 30 years to his wife April, and together they have 4 young adult children. They’ve learned a great deal from raising them and would love the opportunity to share the wisdom he’s gained. Tom has completed both the Presenters training for NCBP as well as, the Coaches training. He believes that the Heart-based approach is the best model for creating real change in the lives of children and their parents.
Specialty: All kids and their families.
Sylvie Gauthier coaches using the Heart Based approach from Sherbrooke (Quebec) Canada. She can meet on the phone, online, or in person.
Description: Sylvie has completed the Parenting Coaching Program and has always had a passion to help families. She has also completed the program of Caring for the Heart which is also a heart based approach to help individuals and couples address heart issues. Her mission is to help families have a strong relationship in their homes and to show parents how to pass on their faith to their children and have a God-centered family. She focuses on addressing heart issues and building relationship, helping parents create strategies and action plans to develop their children’s character qualities, self-motivation and independent thinking. Sylvie has been blessed with six children aged from 18 to 28 (two of her children having ADHD) and has three grandchildren aged from 2 to 6. She has worked in the ministry as a pastor’s wife during 7 years. Sylvie has been a Sunday School teacher and has also been a teacher of Bible Study lessons concentrating on family life for women during 5 years.
Specialty: She loves to work with stepfamilies and traditional families, school age and preschool children. She speaks English and French.
Simone Bilson has a passion for inspiring vision and coaching parents to implement a heart-based approach to parenting in their homes. She does this in person, over the phone, through email or Skype in South Africa or any other online tools to connect elsewhere.
Description: Simoné is married to Michael for 10 years and they have three boys ages 3, 5 and 7. They have embraced the principles of heart-based parenting in their own family and experienced first hand the wonderful changes this can bring. She has trained through the NCBP to be a live seminar presenter and a Biblical Parenting Coach. She is also a Christian Life Coach. She has been a full-time, part-time and now a work-at-home mom and she understands that raising kids is the toughest job in the world, but when applying these heart-based tools it is also one of the most fulfilling jobs. Coaching parents and helping them change perspectives in their own parenting is very close to her heart. Having worked inside and outside the home she also understands the different challenges of being a working mom. She walks alongside parents who has lost a child and raising other children after this which at times can bring its own emotional challenges as she experienced the loss of having a stillborn baby. It is the most humbling experience being on a journey with other parents and being a part of the changes God brings in their family as they apply these principles and partner with the Holy Spirit to do a work in them.
Simoné is passionate about equipping hearts, inspiring vision and being able to share in other parents’ successes.
Specialty: She helps parents develop a personalized plan applying heart-based principles for all kids and families. She also works with families of children who have learning struggles which brings its unique challenges to everyday family life. She works with families who lost a child.
Boomer Roland coaches parents in person in the Rapid City, SD area or remotely via phone, FaceTime or other technology.
Description: Boomer is a Children’s Pastor, having over 25 years experience working with children, students and families. He has used a heart-based approach with his own children for 16 years. He is most excited about the HOPE that the coaching relationship brings to struggling parents. He brings a mix of humor, personal experience and empathy to the coaching relationship.
Specialty: All families
Su Park Coaches parents in person in or near Frisco(Dallas), TX and over the phone or via Internet communication tools all over the US.
Description: Su is very passionate about loving God and loving God’s people, especially by ministering to parents with children and teens. As a presenter for the National Center for Biblical Parenting, Su has given many biblical parenting seminars since 2006 at various churches and organizations. She also has been a children’s pastor, a teen pastor, and a director of family ministry for over 27 years. Su has a Master’s Degree in Family Life Education and Evangelism from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Psychology from UCLA. She has been married to her husband, Samuel for more than 25 years and they have four beautiful children.
Su is very involved with Moms in Prayer International groups and partnering with missionaries to help rescue girls from sex trafficking in Southeast Asia. She believes we all have the calling and the responsibility to raise up the next generation according to God’s word, and loves equipping and training parents to fulfill their calling from God. Su has counseled and mentored and taught children of all ages as well as parents, but she always relies on God and His Word and the work of the Holy Spirit to guide her as she works with parents.
Specialty: Works with families and children of all ages. Empowers parents with biblical perspectives, practical tools & strategies, and heart-based approaches to build godly characters in their children. Speaks fluent English and adequate Korean.
Phyllis Puetz works in person with families in and around Wright, WY and on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Phyllis is the mother of three adult daughters and grandmother of nine. She and her husband, Mike live in Wright, Wyoming, and have been married 41 years. Their children were in Christian school, where she taught, until the eldest daughter was in tenth grade, at which time they began homeschooling. She has served in several capacities in the local congregation including Women’s Ministry leader, and Family Ministry along with her husband. She has always had a heart for the family and has taught several parenting and marriage classes. When she found National Center for Biblical Parenting, she knew she should receive this training. She coaches parents with new strategies and techniques she learned through the training. This program uses a heart-based approach to parenting. Guiding the heart to God is the most important thing parents can do for their children.
Specialty: I work with all kinds of families.
Jen Ashbaugh coaches parents in person in and around Erie/Meadville, PA or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Jen has worked with children in ministry for over 10 years. She is currently the Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries at a church in Meadville PA where she lives with her husband and two sons. She has successfully completed the biblical parenting coaching program and is eager to help others build strong relationships in their home. She has a passion for working with parents and their children and believes the Heart-based approach is the best model for creating real change in the lives of children and their parents.
Specialty: Families with children of all ages.
Dollnita M. Winston coaches parents in person in and around Richmond, Virginia or over the phone, by Skype, Zoom, Facetime, or other online communication tools.
Description: Dollnita has been married for 32 years to her husband Barry and they are the proud parents of three children. Dollnita has a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling & Rehabilitation and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has over 19 years of experience as a School Social Worker. Dollnita has obtained her certification in both Parent Coaching and Parent Education. She is the CEO of Family Life Enhancement and teaches classes on an array of topics to include; co-parenting, trauma-informed parenting, and relationship building. Her passion is empowering people to transform their challenges of life into a journey of healing. Dollnita has successfully completed the Parent Coaching Training through NCBP and uses the heart-based approach which focuses on the development of character qualities in children. In addition, Dollnita strategically combines the heart-based approach along with her training in conscious discipline in her work with parents and children. She also serves as a consultant to churches in the area of Grief and Trauma-Informed Ministry. Dollnita has been a Pastor’s wife for 23 years and she is a Licensed Evangelist. Dollnita, along with her husband, Pastor Winston, developed the seminar entitled, “Marriage By God’s Design” and they are often called upon to present at various conferences.
Specialty: She works with parents of school-age children and teenagers. She also loves working with parents who are separated, divorced, or unmarried and raising children.
Judy Wiles works in person with parents in or near Leesburg, VA, or via phone or skype elsewhere.
Description: Judy has worked as a children’s ministry director for over 11 years, and prior to that was a volunteer children’s ministry teacher and educator. Alongside, Judy was the director and regular speaker for their Leesburg Community Church women’s ministry, as well as being a requested speaker for the local MOPs group. Judy’s ministry work revolved around helping the family to become a place of faith formation and growth, rather than just focusing on the Sunday ministry work. Her work in church ministry naturally led into the mentoring of several young families. The struggles in these families led her to pursue training as a Biblical Parenting Coach. Judy explains, “NCBP is, in its essence, spiritual formation for families. It helps families to move from the frustration of behavior management, into the transformational experience of real growth and heart change, both in the parent and the child.” Judy’s passion is to see families become strong and healthy in Christ, and thanks to NCBP, she knows it can happen, and would be honored to help your family.
Specialty: Families with kids of all ages.
Jeff Hind coaches parents in person, in and near Sioux Falls, SD which includes SW Minnesota and NW Iowa. He will also coach elsewhere over a video or phone call.
Description: Jeff is a husband to his wife Katherine for over 40 years, is a father of four (whom they homeschooled all the way to college), grandfather of eight, has served as a pastor of Children’s ministries, Marriage and Family ministries, and is currently serving as a pastor in his local church, and is also a small business owner. All of these experiences, help him understand and relate to the many different challenges’ families face today. The Lord has gifted Jeff with the ability to teach and apply God’s word in a way that both children and adults can understand. This allows him to be able to show parents and children how Jesus Christ can transform their heart, and restore hope and peace in their home. He has a passion for helping parents bring joy back into their home, and learn how to navigate the different challenges they face through the principles found in God’s word. One of his favorite scripture passages for family ministry is Psalm 78:4-7. “We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.”
Specialty: Working with all children, especially elementary and middle school age. Experienced with homeschooling, public schooling, traditional 2 parent families, single parenting, and blended families.
BJ Meurer coaches parents over the phone or using online video from anywhere. He also coaches parents in person in the Bucks, Mercer, Philadelphia area.
Description: Husband, father, educator, storyteller, parenting coach – for over two decades, B.J. has worked with children with a focus on those who find learning and life challenging. As an elementary educator and administrator, B.J. strives to ensure every child can thrive and that families are empowered to support their children in the journey of life. As a Biblical Parenting Coach, B.J. helps families see how Jesus has a lot to say about our families and wants to go on the journey with us as we focus on transforming our children’s hearts for Him. B.J. has used the principles of a heart-based approach with his own children for many years and enjoys seeing how this approach works with his children no matter what stage of development, whether or not they have special needs, and whether or not they are biological or adopted children. B.J. enjoys supporting parents in changing despair to hope and hope to change so change can bring transformation in family life. B.J. lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Rachel and their eight children.
Specialty: All kids and families – Experienced with adoption, trauma-informed care, families of any size including large families, play-based learning, homeschooling, public schooling, special needs, ADHD, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary and middle school children, kids of all ages and stages
Mary coaches people in the Buffalo/ Western New York area, and can coach anyone using phone or online platforms.
Description: Mary is the mother of three, and has two young grandchildren. She has been an early childhood educator for 25 years, working as a preschool teacher for 10 years, and in children’s ministry in a large church for the last 13 years. As early childhood director for weekend ministries she has watched young children develop their faith and has seen many go on to volunteer in the early childhood classrooms. Having followed what Dr. Turansky and Joanne Miller have done for parents and families over these years, she was excited to participate in the Parent Coaching course. She feels the heart-based approach not only helps parents strengthen their child’s character, but it integrates building a faith relationship with the Lord.
Specialty: Because she has worked with many families and children, she sees the need for parents to have practical solutions to parenting challenges. She is currently developing programs for her church community to be able to participate in and have access to what the National Center for Biblical Parenting offers for parent discipleship and spiritual formation for families.
Marsha Pavkov coaches parents in person, in or near Salina, KS. She also coaches with voice or video calls outside the Salina area.
Description: Marsha has served as a children’s pastor for 28 years and has a degree in Christian Education. She was a youth pastor during college and served alongside her husband in Youth for Christ for several years in their early years of marriage. They have 3 grown children and 9 grandchildren. Marsha has completed training for the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and has found it to be a great supplement to her years in ministry to families. She enjoys coming alongside families to give them the tools they need for purposeful heart-based parenting. She will enable parents to have hope and vision as they guide families in healthy and faith filled ways.
Specialty:Families with children age 2 – middle school
Jamie coaches from Shanghai, PR China to families living around the world, over the phone or Zoom.
Description: Jamie and her husband have lived as expats since 2004, based in Shanghai, PR China. Having raised their three children abroad, Jamie is accustomed to the beauty and challenges of living outside her home country. Jamie has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Family Life Education. Jamie has been both a stay-at-home mom (8 years) and full time working mom. In addition to service within various ministries and mission opportunities (local and overseas), Jamie and her husband also have experience in foster care for orphans with special needs. Her wholistic coaching strategy is to listen first, then guide and empower families to make the necessary shifts in family life that will align with their overall values.
Specialty: All families
Anna coaches parents in the Chattanooga, TN area in person or by phone. If living elsewhere will coach via phone or video conference.
Description: Anna has experienced the challenges in parenting with her own biological, adopted and foster children now ranging in ages from 11-21. She has also been involved in the leadership of a Mom’s group and a Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group, offering mentorship and encouragement to parents. As a parenting coach, Anna helps to provide insight about challenges kids face in today’s society and provide parents with the tools to motivate their children to make the right choices. This plan fosters encouragement, seeks to develop character, and relies on the truth as it helps parents look at their “big picture” goals, bringing HOPE to the entire family.
Specialty: Families with kids of all ages – including traditional, blended, single parents, and adopted families
Elena Zwetsloot lives in the Netherlands and coaches parents all over the world, via phone and video conference.
Description: Elena is a Romanian native who lived and worked in Europe and United States – she lived in England for 15 years. Currently she lives in the Netherlands together with her Dutch husband and children aged and 1.5. She comes from a business corporate background and understands the pressure that working parents are under.
She hosts the Biblical Parenting Podcast with Dr. Scott Turansky and has a keen knowledge of what a heart-based approach looks like. You can hear episodes here: biblicalparenting.info. You will appreciate her skills and wisdom as she helps to craft a strategy to guide your child to develop the life skills needed both now and in the future.
Specialty: She works with parents of children ages 2-15.
Lynna Sutherland coaches parents in person in the Richmond, Virginia area or via phone or video communication elsewhere.
Description: Lynna and her husband Matt have been married for over twenty years and have eight children (four boys and four girls) ranging in age from teen to toddler. She grew up in a Christian home with a father who is a church elder, a mother who is a licensed Christian counselor, and three younger brothers. In addition to homeschooling her children and coaching other parents, Lynna hosts the Sibling Relationship Lab podcast where she loves to help parents to see how the gospel transforms sibling conflict from an obstacle to an opportunity. She is also the author of the Sibling Opposition Solution online course for parents, and Sibling Investigations devotionals for families.
Specialty: Sibling conflict resolution, parenting large families, parents who struggle with anger, children with big emotions, or encouragement for any family who would like to develop a pattern of heart-based parenting!
Samuel Formicola coaches parents in the Oklahoma City area in person and also via audio and video calls.
Description: Sam has over 30 years of experience working with children as a music teacher and coach. He has taught privately and in the classroom on all levels from elementary to college. In addition to teaching music, it has been a ministry to help shape his students’ character, share the gospel, and encourage their relationship with Jesus. Sam successfully completed the Coaching Program with the National Center for Biblical Parenting in the summer of 2020 and already the tools and techniques he learned are making an impact on his students as well as his own family. Married with four children, the coaching he and his wife have been implementing using the training he received has yielded much fruit. Sam is dedicated to helping parents connect with the heart of their child and encouraging them with the hope for change through God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Specialty: All children and families.
Description: I’m a mother of two young girls (ages 2 and 5). I’m trained as a Clinical Psychologist, researcher, and was formerly an academic. Armed with my knowledge in psychology, I thought I had all the arsenal necessary for motherhood. So when my bundles of joy started exerting their wills, I did what all good psychologists would do: I applied all my knowledge to my kids. But it didn’t work! Thinking that I must be missing something, I went back to my books and journals. When those failed, I’m ashamed to admit that I resorted to parenting gurus on social media ads. Of course, those failed miserably… and I was driven to the depths of despair as I struggled to survive each day while mourning the loss of my independence and dreams of a happy family.
It was there that I turned to prayer and the Bible. Not that I didn’t pray or read before, but my prayers were selfish and I read to fulfill the quota of the day. But when I could surrender my self-sufficiency and personal agenda, I started praying Christ-centred and others-focused prayers. I read my Bible with the intention of gleaning divine wisdom for my parenting. And miracles started to happen.
When I found Dr Turansky and Joanne Miller’s material, that accelerated my progress because I didn’t have to start from scratch. Their diligent work of over 30 years draws out the gospel in such relatable and applicable ways to family life that I could not only help my family, but also hundreds of people from across the globe. As a mom, I still struggle; but while I used to struggle in desperate despair, I now struggle with hope. My personal mission is now to share that hope with you!
On a personal note, in October 2018, our family moved from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and currently reside in the greater Vancouver area of B.C., Canada.
Specialty: All children and families.
Anna works in person with parents in or near Attleboro, MA or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Anna has a Bachelor of Social Work. She has worked in early childhood education and has been involved in full-time family ministry for over twenty years. She and her husband, Craig, discovered the National Center for Biblical Parenting over fifteen years ago and began parenting with a Biblical heart-based method. They found much needed hope, practical strategies, and techniques to intentionally parent their two children through many struggles and life’s difficulties. Heart-based parenting is hard, but her family is a testimony that it is worth it! Anna has facilitated parenting classes, workshops and has mentored parents. Both Anna and Craig have now completed the Biblical Parenting Coaching program.
Anna has a passion for Jesus and loves the way He transforms lives and brings wholeness to families. She has a special heart for kids and teens whose families are in full-time ministry or leadership. She and her family live in the greater Boston area and enjoy all four seasons and the vast beauty of New England.
Specialty: She loves to work with parents of children of all ages.
Jason Mole coaches families in person in Melbourne, FL and elsewhere by phone.
Description: Jason is from Melbourne, FL and now serves as the Children’s Pastor of the church where he grew up. He is in his 17th year of full-time children’s ministry. Jason earned his Master of Divinity in 2005. He has been married for 19 years and has three children ages 15, 12 and 7. Jason is called to serve kids so they can know, love, and serve Jesus, and so they can be tramsformed in His likeness. His heart is also for parents to be resourced and equipped to fulfill their role as the primary spritual disciple-makers of their home. His helping families through the NCBP Coaching Program is a fulfillment of those two things: serving kids and their parents. Jason is patient and has a listening ear for whatever your struggle may be.
Specialty: He coaches parents of kids of all ages but specializes in kids 13 and under.
Melanie Woody coaches parents in person around the southwest Houston and Ft. Bend areas of Texas and virtually elsewhere.
Description: Pragmatic, experienced, good-humored, & most of all God-fearing coach. Double-degreed from Texas A&M University in Psychology & English. Private and public school teacher. Mentor for homeschool parents and teacher in children’s church rotation. Born-again, Spirit-filled Christian. Married over 28 years. Raised and homeschooled 5 kids (all serving the Lord). Currently Biblically Parenting a 13-ager.
Specialty: All ages, experienced in raising homeschool children and mentoring homeschool parents & organizations. Secondarily, experienced in private & public school teaching, all grades, especially middle school.
Cindy Offringa coaches parents in-person in the Temple, Texas area and remotely via phone or video communication.
Description: Cindy is a certified Biblical Parenting Coach, piano teacher, wife, mom of 5, grandma of 14, and great-grandma of 3. She has a degree in Organizational Leadership and was a Children’s Pastor for 20+ years. She experienced the death of her husband, single parenthood, re-marriage, blended family, a child with ADHD and Bi-polar disorder, and teenage pregnancy. Drawing on this experience makes Cindy excited to impact families as she coaches one family at a time.
Specialty: She works with the parents of children of all ages, specializing in ages 3-12. She has experience with traditional 2 parent families, single parents, and blended families