We are a Christian 501(c)3 non-profit ministry focused on helping people build or rebuild strong relationships with God and each other.
Our Vision is to be active agents of God’s grace in relationships
Our Mission is to equip and empower individuals, couples, and families to have thriving relationships with God and others
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Our Ministry Offices in Conroe:
Our Ministry Team:
Dr. John and Terri VanderKaay, Ministry Founders
Dr. John is a Texas Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Supervisor and Board Certified in both Professional Christian Counseling and Pastoral Counseling and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.
Dr. John has more than twenty eight years experience in ministry; Fifteen years in military chaplaincy, in both Active Duty and Reserves, including combat tour of duty in Iraq; Selected as Senior Protestant Chaplain twice as a Captain; Featured in several newspapers, US Air Force website and Department of Defense’s Real Warriors program for work in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Suicide Intervention. He holds a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies, a Masters of Divinity, specializing in Pastoral Counseling, and a Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family Counseling. John & Terri have been married 28+ years and have five children.
Dr. John is available for both in-person and video conferencing appointments.
A word from Dr. John...
"My ideal client is one that wants to improve their relationship and is willing to take personal responsibility for their part in making it happen, even if they don't know exactly what that looks like. They don't come in looking for me to 'fix' their spouse, but come in seeking help from a wise partner to help improve themselves and their relationship. The ideal client has a moral base through faith in a personal relationship with God to draw on when facing difficult times.
I have served in combat as a military chaplain and understand the cost of war. Although it is usually a misspelling, many couples have come to believe that marital and martial are the same thing. But it's not supposed to be that way. Couples aren't supposed to be enemies in war. I bring my training and experience to bear to help couples win in marriage.
I understand the struggles of relationships, especially marriage. We are supposed to learn how to be married well by watching Dad and Mom demonstrate it to us as we grow up. If they didn't do a good job, where would you learn how to have a great marriage? That's where I come in. I help give tools & hope to help couples build incredible relationships."
Check Dr. John out on Psychology Today...
You can reach Dr. John directly at [email protected].
Germanie James, LMFT-A, Marriage & Family Counselor & Coach
Hello! I'm Germanie, Texas Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. Have you been burdened with life's adversities? Struggling to manage interpersonal relationships? Or maybe you're feeling lost or disconnected from your faith or spiritual journey? Whether you are looking to be empowered, or find meaning in your unique experiences, I will journey with you to navigate the complexities of these experiences. I assist my clients through a collaborative and solution-focused approach in which we become conversational partners, creating meaning through dialogue. I provide a safe, and empathetic space for my clients with the assurance of upholding the highest ethical standards, confidentiality, and professionalism. I welcome you to embark on this journey of empowerment where you can take charge of your own healing and personal growth!
You can reach Germanie at [email protected]
Jason Goodreau, Life & Mental Health Coach
Jason Goodreau has 6+ years of coaching and vocational rehabilitation counseling experience and has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with emphasis on Life Coaching, specifically within marriage and family relationships. He has been married to his wife, Merry, for over 21 years. Together they have three adult children and adopted their beautiful 4-year-old granddaughter, Anna, in August 2023. Jason is a retired US Air Force combat veteran with just under 16 years of active duty and served with Dr. John in Iraq.
Jason holds an Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Repair and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with emphasis on Life Coaching, specifically within marriage and family relationships. Jason has extensive knowledge and experience helping people with disabilities identify employment goals, developing plans to overcome barriers, utilizing strengths and gaining skills needed to improve independent living and achieving their employment goals.
Jason uses a holistic approach for “Enabling people to make healthy life choices thereby improving themselves, their families, and their communities”. Ultimately, Jason has a passion for people to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and develop an experiential relationship with Him through God’s Word, the Holy Spirit, prayer, and fellowship with other believers.
You can reach Jason at [email protected].
Julie Forman, Certified Mental Health Coach
Julie Forman is a Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach and Mental Health Coach through The International Board of Christian Coaches. She specializes in creating safe and calm spaces for her clients to share whatever the world has thrown at them. She can meet her clients in all stages of their journey with acceptance. Her skills have been refined through education but gained through her own personal journey of trauma and healing. She thrives seeing women break free from shame and condemnation and believes that within each trauma survivor lies a warrior with a massive purpose. Julie offers individual and group trauma support sessions and would be honored to walk alongside you.
When she’s not in the office, she can be found in nature breathing deeply, in a coffee shop journaling contentedly, or in her kitchen dancing badly with her husband and 4 kids.
“There was once a time when I couldn’t see my own feet in front of me. The path too dark, the way forward too demanding, too steep, too…everything. Now, The Light has made all things new. My feet purposeful, my eyes clear, the steep ways conquerable. It’s not just a new chapter; it’s a whole new book.”
You can reach Julie directly at [email protected].
Cocoa, our emotionally intuitive Certified Therapy Dog.
(She's available to help in sessions, only with permission and requests of clients.)
Cocoa and Dr. John are a Therapy Dog Team and are certified through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD). You can see more about what ATD does at www.therapydogs.com and see if your dog has what it takes to bring joy and comfort to people as a therapy dog.
You can reach Cocoa through her Instagram page at www.instagram.com/cocoapuptherapy.
Our Administrative Support Team:
Kelle Neveu Terri VanderKaay Timothy VanderKaay
Office Manager Accounts Receivable Technology Coordinator