Professional Counselor

Elizabeth 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.




Professional Counselor

Belinda 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.




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.





Professional Counselor

Bob 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  


Professional Counselor

Don 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.


 Jarred Bauer  


Professional Counselor

Jarred Bauer, MA, LMHC, CSAYC, has a bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University and received his ministry credentials through the Wesleyan Church. Jarred received his Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Huntington University. He has ministered to youth and families at White's Residential & Family Services; Wabash Friends satellite site, Taylor Chapel Counseling Center; and as a Therapist at Park Center.

Jarred is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is trained in a number of counseling approaches including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Biblical Counseling. He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and values helping others change and grow in life and their walk with Christ. He currently serves as a Home-Based Therapist for Lifeline Youth & Family Services in Fort Wayne and joined the Cross Connections team of Professional Counselors in April 2013. 


 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



Professional Counselor & Covenant Partner Coordinator

Jill 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 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.


Michelle Hubble  


Professional Counselor

Michelle has a master's degree in counseling from Huntington University and a bachelor's degree of Psychology from Purdue University, Fort Wayne.  Michelle devoted several years to building a godly family through fostering, adoption, and raising her biological children.  After most of her children became adults and starting their own families, Michelle pursued her dreams of earning a counseling degree.  She joined the team of professional counseling staff at Cross Connections in January 2016. 

In her community, Michelle co-leads Safe Families for children with her husband, as an out-reach to support families in crises and continues to pursue adoption of children in need.

Michelle leads groups and offers individual counseling for residents of Redemption House, Salvation Army, and The Light House in Fort Wayne as a way to give back to the community and give back to those in need.


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.