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ELIZABETH SHERMAN

Professional Counselor

Elizabeth Sherman has extensive experience providing in-patient care to emergent and residential patients in psychiatric hospital settings and possesses a passion for working with children and adolescents.

As an undergraduate at Valparaiso University she double-majored in psychology and theology and went on to earn a master's degree in counseling from the same institution as well.

After devoting several years to raising her family, Elizabeth joined Cross Connections as a counselor in the beginning of 2008. She is currently working toward obtaining her license in mental health counseling. She is a member of American Association of Christian Counselors. She works out of the S.W. site located at Southwest Lutheran Church where she also is a member.

 

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BELINDA ZIKO

Professional Counselor

Belinda Ziko has a master's degree in counselor education with a focus on marriage and family therapy from Indiana University Fort Wayne. She also holds a bachelor's degree in human services from Purdue University Fort Wayne and is an instructor in the Human Services program at Ivy Tech.

Prior to joining the Cross Connections staff as a professional counselor, Belinda completed the inaugural 18-month covenant partner training and was commissioned in March of 2008.

Belinda is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Counselors and American Association of Christian Counselors. She is a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.

 

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VICKI GRAFT

Professional Counselor

For the past 18 years, Vicki has been a licensed elementary school counselor retiring in 2011. She is experienced in individual, group, classroom and family counseling and, at Andrews, was also in charge of student testing.

Vicki is also a graduate of the first Covenant Partner training class and has been working in the area of emotions. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science degree in Counseling, both from Indiana University.

Vicki is a member of the Indiana School Counselors Association and American Association of Christian Counselors. She is also a member of Southwest Lutheran Church.

   

 

Bob-Brockmann  

BOB BROCKMANN

Professional Counselor

Bob Brockmann has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. As part of his master's level work he worked as a therapist (intern) at Park Center; a community mental health center. He also has a Master's Degree in Theology from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne and has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Hillsdale College located in Hillsdale, Michigan.

Bob also serves at Cross Connections as a member of the Development Task Force.

Bob is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Counselors, American Association of Christian Counselors and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also a member of Aboite Lutheran Church.

 

Don Luedke  

DON LUEDKE

Professional Counselor

Don Luedke has a bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. Prior to receiving his Master’s, Don spent 2 years in seminary, one year at Concordia, Fort Wayne and the other year at Grace Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana.

Don’s clinical internship was conducted at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission as a counselor. He also volunteers at the Allen County Jail in Fort Wayne as a “Life Skills” trainer. Don is a Viet Nam era veteran and has experience working with military members and their families.

Professional memberships are with the American Mental Health Association (AMHCA) and Fellowship of Christian Counselors (FCC) in northeastern Indiana.

Don came to Fort Wayne in 2007 from central Minnesota where he worked in corporate sales and management for 20 years. He is a member of First Assembly of God in Fort Wayne.

  

     
 Lori Horstmeyer-Grubb  

LORI HORSTMEYER-GRUBB

Professional Counselor

Lori Horstmeyer-Grubb, LMHC, BCPC received her Masters in Human Development Counseling from Saint Louis University. Her education focused on the entire life span of human development with a concentrated understanding on childhood and adolescent development. She obtained her License in Mental Health Counseling and became a Board Certified Professional Counselor. 

In 2005, she spent 40 plus hours in continuing education coursework to be a Certified Trauma and Loss Consultant. This training is a perfect marriage with the childhood education she received.  She has worked as an In Home therapist, in which all referrals came from the Child Protective service. Since that time, she works part time in private practice as well as a contract therapist. Lori uses a holistic, faith based perspective, firmly relying on the wisdom of the ultimate healer, God our Father. She attends Brookside Church.

   

 Jill Bulmahn

 

JILL BULMAHN

Professional Counselor & Covenant Partner Coordinator

Jill Bulmahn is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She earned her Master’s degree from Indiana University’s School of Social Work (IUPUI). Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Ball State University. While attending Ball State, she served in the United States Army Reserve at the 384th Military Police Battalion in Fort Wayne.

Jill has previously worked with children and families at the Department of Children Services and Park Center. While at Park Center, she provided individual, family, and group therapy before leaving to stay at home to raise her daughter.   She is currently an instructor in the Human Services Department at Ivy Tech.  In January 2017, Jill accepted the position of Covenant Partner Coordinator for Cross Connections.

Jill is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and Emanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven. She also volunteers at Central Lutheran School.

 

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Jule Godsey

Professional Counselor

Jule Godsey has over 30 years of experience in the Mental Health field. 15 years has been devoted to counseling those struggling with Alcohol and Drug Addictions. She has extensive training and experience in emergent and residential patients. She has obtained her CADACII, with International Reciprocity, and is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC). She has over 15 years devoted to working with trauma, mental health issues in numerous populations including geriatric care, criminal justice and developmentally disabled.

Jule has received her undergraduate degree and Indiana University and was in the Omicron Honor Society. She has a Masters of Mental Health Counseling degree from the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Professional Organizations she belongs to include: National Alcohol Drug Association of Counselors, Indiana Association of Addiction Professionals (IAAP), National Association of Social Workers and Fellowship of Christian Counselors. Jule has served on the Board of Directors at IAAP and also the 13th Step House, a halfway house for men recovering from Alcohol and Drug Addictions.

In her spare time, Jule enjoys volunteering at a local charity, spending time in nature, gardening and giving back to others what was freely given to her. She enjoys serving at Cross Connections and feels her advocation is to teach a mind and touch a life. She has been serving on Cross Connections team since April 2016.

 

     

 

 

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CRYSTAL KELLY

Professional Counselor

Crystal Kelly, MS has a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Saint Francis.  She is currently training to be certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Crystal loves working with people from all walks of life.  She is also a Therapist at Park Center in Fort Wayne, focusing in play therapy, stress management, anger issues, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Crystal attends Community Baptist Church where she serves on the Young Women's Ministry team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEGAN BEECHING

Professional Counselor

After completing the master’s level Counseling Education Program at IPFW, Megan became a licensed school counselor working in an elementary school in 2012. She is experienced in counseling individuals and children with issues relating to family dysfunction, emotion regulation and interpersonal skills deficits.

Megan is also skilled in utilizing group counseling to address issues relating to family changes including divorce, female relational aggression, social skills, anger, impulse control, grief and wellness.

Megan joined the Cross Connections team in June of 2017 after working with Fort Wayne Community Schools in the elementary grades since 2012. 

Megan is a member of the Indiana School Counseling Association and Fellowship Missionary Church.

 

 

KARA KORTE

Professional Counselor

Kara Korte is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience working with adults and adolescents in the residential setting. She received her master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and spent the past six years in residential settings providing mental health and substance abuse counseling in Richmond, VA.

Kara enjoys helping individuals, families, and couples identify root issues from their past and work towards a healthier future. She uses her experience in the residential counseling setting to focus on feeling identification and skills to help manage painful, but sometimes necessary emotions.

Kara loves connecting with her clients and meeting them where they are, using strengths and Biblical truths to help meet goals.

Outside of the counseling office, Kara enjoys spending time with her husband and dog and staying active. She enjoys running, cycling and being outdoors.

Kara attends Praise Lutheran Church. 

 

 

LYDIA HENSCHEN

Professional Counselor

Lydia Henschen holds a Master of Counseling Degree from Huntington University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with focuses in Christian Counseling, Crisis Counseling, Substance Abuse and Recovery, and Life Coaching with great distinction from Liberty University. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She joined Cross Connections in the summer of 2017 and also works in private practice as a Mental Health Counselor at the Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Lydia has experience working with adults, children, families, couples, and groups. Her experiences are varied as she has provided counseling through churches, non-profits, a residential facility, clinical settings, and ministries. She has worked with neurodevelopmental disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma, addictions, grief, eating disorders, sleep-wake disorders, and more. 

Lydia is devoted to helping individuals and families realize their highest potential through Biblical counseling that considers the full scope of the individual. She deeply believes that any struggle can be turned into a strength when God is involved. 

Lydia is a member of Coventry Baptist Church.