Pastor Gary Stommel is an Ordained Minister through the General Council of the Assemblies of God. He has sixteen years of Senior Pastor experience in which time he has counseled hundreds of people dealing with marital issues, substance abuse, depression, grief, parenting, teenager challenges, trauma and other life controlling issues. Gary is also experienced and trained in various aspects of life coaching. He has a heart to help people gain victory in their lives, reach their goals, and walk in freedom through the power of Jesus Christ.
Gary is trained and well versed in the Word of God and he relies heavily upon it as a "manual" for leading people to victory. He is gifted and experienced in the area of life coaching and leadership training, as he has the ability to help "create a master plan to achieve the desired result" in leadership situations.
Together, Gary and Kathy Stommel are experienced marriage counselors and successfully counsel couples in pre-marital and marriage counseling. Gary received his bachelors of science in Pastoral Leadership through Bethany University, Santa Cruz, CA. He is currently finishing his masters in Pastoral Counseling through Cornerstone University, Lake Charles, LA, and is a certified Creation Therapist as well as a Certified Temperament Life Coach.
As co-originator of Christian Counsel Associates, Kathleen Stommel has over 20 years of experience in helping people be set free from spiritual, emotional and mental blocks. Kathleen's specialty is knowing how to reveal hidden gifts inside in order to fulfill your dreams and visions. Kathleen is an artist and musician who is also a teacher, author, nutritionist and counselor. Kathleen is the author of Willing To Change, a book on how to eat healthy and lose weight.
Kathleen is a Minister of Pastoral Care through National Conservative Christian Church and an Ordained Minister through Hunter Ministries. She received her Bachelors in Expressive Therapy from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts and her Bachelors in Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. She continued to complete her Masters in Christian Ministries with Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Professionally, she has extensive personal training and knowledge in addictions, co-dependency, relationships, weight loss, nutrition, group counseling and music and art therapy.