LIFE Guides

WLF has five LIFE Guides that provide free one on one counseling. Contact to schedule an appointment with a LIFE Guide.

dpd-20 Deanna Bartlett Education: BS in Education, Tabernacle Baptist College, M.A. in Biblical Counseling, Covington Theological Seminary (in progress). Certifications/Trainings:”I Don’t Want A Divorce” David CLarke Seminars Psychologist, Counseling for the Transformation of Persons, Exposure Treatment and Techniques for Anxiety Disorder, Love and Respect,Legal/Ethical Risk Management: Best Practices for Church Lay Counseling and Spiritual Care Ministries, Transformed Living. Deanna has had over 20 years of experience in discipling and counseling women. Her ministry to women has included pastor’s wife, Sunday school teacher, mentor, Bible study leader, and speaker. She has been married 22 years to her husband, Jeff and is mother to two teenage children; Erika and Jonathon.

Meredith Meredith Rice Education: Bachelor of Music in Church Music, Bob Jones University; M.A. in Professional Counseling, Liberty University. Certification/Training: Motivational Interviewing, Addiction, Stress and Anxiety Disorders: Leading Edge Interventions, Evidence based Methods for Decision-based and Emotional Forgiveness, Transformational Psychology: Core Spiritual Practices for Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy, Bipolar Spectrum and Mood Disorders: diagnosis and treatment strategies, Restoration Therapy, Neurological Insights into Emotional Reactivity and Relational Conflict. Meredith has two years of professional experience at the Greenville County Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse and 3 years of counseling with WLF.

Brenda Brenda Guest: Education: B.S in Business Administration, Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Auburn University, completed Doctoral thesis in Human Relations.Certification/Training: Certified in Mediation from Thomas Jones Law School, Certified in procedural law from Pepperdine Law School, Certified in evidential law from McGill University. Brenda has had experience in lay ministry and ministering to women most of her adult life. Her experience has included Sunday school teacher, director of Celebrate Recovery Counseling Ministry, Bible study teacher, evangelism trainer/leader, teacher in prison ministry, short term missionary, and founder of Designer Genes, an interfaith community outreach that encourages women to Believe the Truth of Who God is (our Designer) and the Truth about Who we are as His loved child (His Genes). Brenda and her husband have seven grown children and thirteen grandchildren.

ArleneArlene Grimes Education: Business; Certifications/Training: Basic Institute in Youth Conflicts, Personal Enrichment, Managing Emotions Under Pressure, Total Woman. Arlene has had experience in ministering to women for 30 years through Stonecroft where she is currently Regional Administrator. Arlene also has over five years of experience as a trained small group leader for the Personal Enrichment Class which addresses “Sources of Human Adjustment and Human Problems”. She provided material on Personal Attitude Inventory, Childhood Experiences Influence on Adulthood, The Word of God influencing our Feelings and Attitudes, Defense Mechanisms, Anger & Hostility, Understanding Causes, Dynamics, and Roots of Problems, Depression, Pride, Humility and a Healthy Self Image, The Development of Psycho-sexual Attitudes, Coping with Problems of Sex. Arlene has been married for 54 years and has two grown children and five grandchildren.

Rachel Rachel Gunby Education: BS in Guidance, Psychology and Social Studies at Presbyterian College 1977, M. Ed in Guidance and Counseling Clemson University 1989, Ed.S. with an emphases in Career Development and Learning Styles SC State Dept of Education 1997. Certifications/Training: Career Pathways Leadership Certification, Career Development Facilitator Instructor Training and Global Certification, Career Development Facilitator Training and Global Certification, Learning and Brain Research National Academy of Integrative Learning, Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences -Train the Trainer Certification, National Student Assistance Program Training Certification, Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles Program Certification. Rachel has 25 years of experience in school counseling and has been counseling with WLF for 3 years. She has been married to her husband, Cooper for 35 years and has two grown children, Derek and Joseph. She is grandmother to Keaton and Lily.