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Meet Our Staff


IMG_1547Susan Mullins, DBC, BCBC, Director/Counselor, joined our staff in September 2000. She came to the Center having had 21 years of experience in directing administrative management within the public sector. She successfully supervised all areas of management for a region of stores with over 120 employees, helping them with the day-to-day routine of operations and problems facing employees. She left the business world in 2000 to follow God’s call upon her life to minister to God’s people. She received her diploma in Biblical Counseling from the Light University and her board certification through the International Board of Christian Counselors. Susan’s counseling ministry includes working with couples and individuals dealing with such issues as; areas of spiritual concerns & growth, marital & family conflict, communication problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, anger management, grief, stress, and divorce recovery. A large portion of her ministry has been in the area of marital infidelity & the recovery process, pornography and sexual addictions. She has a passion for God’s Word and has spent the last 25 years “Studying to show herself approved unto God…” (2 Timothy 2:15). It is her heart’s desire to impart those Truths to the wounded and struggling, allowing God to give hope and bring healing to hurting lives and families. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She and her husband Paul have been married for over 45 years.


Marla S. Freeman, M.A., Counselor/Co-Director, joined our staff part-time in June 2009. In November 2013, she felt God calling her to step away from her job of 23 years as Program Director with the TN Baptist Children’s Homes, and came on as a Full-time Counselor/Co-Director. She graduated from ETSU in 1990 with a Bachelor of Social Work and again in 1995 with a Master’s in Counseling. During her career, she has also had the opportunity to work at Woodridge Psychiatric Hospital, serve as Adjunct Faculty at Northeast State Community College, and serve as Home study Coordinator for America World Adoption Association. Recently, she completed training to be a Rule 31 Family Mediator, and is a candidate awaiting official “Listed” status on the TN Registry of Mediators. Currently, Marla works with clients of all ages, and all issues, specifically involving children, adolescence, parenting, co-parenting and other adult issues. She has been extensively involved with the local legal community involving issues of child custody/visitation and divorce recovery for the parents and the children. Marla also speaks at churches and community groups regarding topics of adolescents, parenting, and family issues. It is her deep desire to help all her clients come to understand who they are in God’s eyes and how they can find long-lasting Biblical answers during life’s toughest battles.

Wendi Read, B.S., Counselor/Co-Director, Johnson City Office. Wendi joined our staff in September of 2013. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Services from State University of New York, concentrating on counseling, addictions and emotional health. She has over 20 years of Pastoral Biblical Counseling experience combined with several years in social service work. She has a passion for developing individual and marriage excellence through administering the Truth of God’s Word. She has a heart for Pastor’s wives and the “glass house” issues they encounter. Wendi’s heart & focus is marriage, addictions recovery therapy, and individual coaching & counseling. She regularly ministers in the areas of pornography/sexual addictions, infidelity recovery, broken relationships, emotional and anxiety issues. She has been trained in crisis pregnancy and rape crisis advocacy. She has a passion to serve the Lord Jesus through encouraging those in crisis. Wendi operates in the fact that the Truth of God’s Word can set you free from anything! In John 8:32, Jesus said,”…and you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free”. Freedom and liberty result from the Truth administered by the Holy Spirit, 2 Corinthians 3:17. Wendi is a wife, a mother of 3 and has 11 grandchildren.


Ms. Sunday A. FeathersSunday Greer, M.A., N.C.C., joined our staff on a part-time basis in March of 2007. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with honors and a major in Marketing from the University of Tennessee. Her M.A. in Counseling with School, Community Agency, and Higher Education concentrations is from East Tennessee State University.  She completed training as a prayer counselor for Neil Anderson’s Freedom in Christ Conferences and began a networking organization for Christian singles in the Raleigh area. After much prayer and seeking God’s will, she decided in 2003 to pursue further education, a new career and direction in her life. During this time she worked as a graduate assistant and counselor at the ETSU Counseling Center. At the center she served as the alcohol and other drug program coordinator and was a member of the Alcohol and Other Drug Task Force and the Alcohol Awareness Task Force for Athletes.  She is now a National Certified Counselor and holds a license in Tennessee as a school counselor with a Masters Degree.

She is also trained and has served for multiple years as a volunteer lay counselor through the Stephen Ministry. Her counseling focus includes, contemporary women’s issues, children, teens, and college-age students dealing with areas of anxiety, self-image, depression, anger management, grief, stress, self-harm, spiritual concerns, and other issues. She is employed as a high school counselor and is a member of the American Counseling Association and Tennessee Counseling Association.