Executive Director & Counselor
After working for over a decade as a Financial Advisor in the greater Jackson area, Chase moved with his family to Philadelphia, PA to further pursue a call to counseling ministry. There he enjoyed working for the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in multiple capacities and earned a Master’s in Biblical Counseling through Westminster Theological Seminary. He now brings that training and vision for Gospel-driven counseling back to Mississippi through BCTM. Chase is married to Martha, who serves as the Admissions Director for Christ Covenant School in Ridgeland, MS. The Maxeys have two daughters and one son.
Director and Counselor, BCTM-Shreveport
After graduating with a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, David trained under the supervision of BCTM and the curriculum of CCEF to start our first affiliate office in Shreveport, LA. As an elder in his church, David is especially interested in bringing the Christ-centered approach of biblical counseling to the local church. He is also the author of several books, including his most recent, Resurrecting Beauty. David has been married to his wife Jessica since 2010, with whom he has three children, Judah, Frances and Hope.
Dr. John C. Kwasny is the Director of Christian Education and Children’s Ministry at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Before coming to Pear Orchard in 2005, John spent five years as a Biblical Counselor in private practice, followed by ten years as Director of Christian Education and Family Life at Plains Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Zachary, Louisiana. John has received his M.A. in Counseling and his Ph.D. in Christian Education. He is also an adjunct professor at Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson), and Director of One Story Ministries—authoring discipleship curriculum for the church, home, and school. John and his wife, Martie, have eight children (five girls and three boys), ages twenty-four and under.
Counselor, BCTM East-MS
Sara spent her young adult life doing the very thing she always envisioned herself doing: being a wife to her husband since 2001, and a mom to her four children. As Sara transitioned into the next chapter of having older, more independent children God presented her with the opportunity to attend Westminster Theological Seminary and pursue her MA in Counseling. In the spring of 2019, Sara began our second affiliate office in Ackerman, MS. In addition to being a wife, mom and counselor Sara loves serving in her local church and being deeply involved in camp ministry. In 2016 Sara wrote her first book, Living In The Storm: A Dance Through Alzheimer’s, which details her family’s journey with her mother through Early Onset Alzheimer’s. Sara, Mark and their four children live in Choctaw County, MS.
Shelly has an M.S. in Counseling and a background in church ministry. She has served in various counseling, mentoring, teaching, and administrative capacities within local churches in the Shreveport area. She has counseling experience in college, counseling center, and hospital settings. Shelly has grown in familiarity with the counseling approach of CCEF over the last 15 years and received further training through BCTM. She has a passion for working with local church leadership to help people know Christ more fully and live out the gospel in everyday life. Shelly is blessed with two sons and one daughter and lives in Shreveport, LA.