CCEF faculty teach classes in both our On-Site and Distance Education programs. Our On-Site counseling program is taught in conjunction with Westminster Theological Seminary located across the street from CCEF in suburban Philadelphia. For the past 30 years, CCEF has been the exclusive provider of accredited counseling classes and degree programs for Westminster.
We also have partnerships with other seminaries (Redeemer Seminary—Dallas, Texas; Biblical Seminary— Hatfield, PA and SEMBEQ Seminary— Montreal, Canada) and ministries where we teach courses in various formats, including distance education.
Michael R. Emlet, M.Div., M.D. practiced as a family physician for twelve years before joining CCEF as a counselor and faculty member. Mike holds an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has authored the minibooks: Asperger Syndrome; Help for the Caregiver; OCD; and Angry Children, and has just released his first full-length book: CrossTalk: Where Life & Scripture Meet.
Monica Kim, M.A.R. is associate faculty and a counselor at CCEF. She has a Master of Arts in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary and has written for The Journal of Biblical Counseling. In addition to her work at CCEF, Monica serves on the pastoral staff at her church where she speaks, teaches Bible studies, leads women's groups and counsels youth and families.
Timothy S. Lane, M.Div., D. Min. Tim is executive director and faculty member at CCEF and has been counseling for more than 25 years. He has previous experience in both campus and pastoral ministry, including serving as a pastor for ten years. He is the author of several minibooks and is the co-author of CCEF's Transformation Series Curriculum: How People Change; Relationships - A Mess Worth Making and the newly released Change and Your Relationships—A Mess Worth Making Study Guide.
Julie Smith Lowe, M.A. is associate faculty and a counselor at CCEF. She has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been trained as a Certified Christian Conciliator through Peacemakers Ministries. She has extensive experience with foster and adoptive families and speaks at events regarding women's issues, children and conflict resolution.
David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D. David is a faculty member at CCEF and edited The Journal of Biblical Counseling. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a M.Div. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. David has been counseling for over thirty years. He has written numerous articles on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books include Speaking Truth in Love; Seeing with New Eyes; Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare; and The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context. David has taught across the United States and in Korea, India, Brazil, Europe, and Sri Lanka.
Aaron Sironi, M.S. is adjunct faculty and counsels in CCEF’s affiliate office in Montana. Aaron is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in his home state of Montana and has been counseling over six years. He holds a Master of Science degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and has earned Level I, II and III Certificates in Biblical Counseling from CCEF. Aaron speaks Spanish; teaches at the CCEF National Conference, and represents CCEF in other teaching venues.
Winston T. Smith, M.Div. is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. Winston has been counseling for more than 15 years and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. Winston is the author of the minibooks: Divorce Recovery; Help for Stepfamilies, It’s All About Me—The Problem with Masturbation; Help! My Spouse Committed Adultery; and Who Does the Dishes? His forthcoming book, Marriage Matters: Extraordinary Change Through Ordinary Moments, will be available in 2010.
Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D. Ed is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. He earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over thirty years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear and addictions. His books include: When People Are Big and God is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame it on the Brain; Depression—A Stubborn Darkness; Running Scared; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction; and When I am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety.