Dr. Ron Allchin, ACBC
D. Min – Westminster Sem.
Ron served as the Executive Director of BCC since its beginning in 1989 through 2015. He holds his Doctorate of Ministries in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Seminary and is a Fellow and Board member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Currently, Dr. Allchin serves local churches through training and teaching. He also serves with the Low Country Biblical Counseling Center in Charleston, SC where he resides with his wife Sherry. They enjoy traveling to various mission locations and have had the opportunity to teach counseling in many foreign countries. They have three married adult children and seven grandchildren.
Dr. Donna Hart, ACBC
Ph.D. – Trinity Seminary
Donna Hart, PhD, has been counseling in greater Chicago for more than 15 years and is a counselor at Biblical Counseling Center in Arlington Heights, IL. She also enjoys being an adjunct professor in the adult undergraduate department at Trinity International University. Her education includes a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a PhD in biblical counseling from Trinity Seminary. Prior to becoming a Biblical counselor, she owned a personal chef business. She still loves to cook and often hosts dinner gatherings, at Donna’s diner (a.k.a. her kitchen). Prior to being a personal chef, I was an interior designer focused on office spaces. She has been married to Don for 20 years with their miniature schnauzers Rossie and Spanky. When she’s not counseling or blogging, Donna enjoys golfing, exercising, and knitting.
Dr. Tim Allchin
D. Min – Central Bap. Theo. Sem.
Dr. Tim Allchin leads the staff and counsels at several offices. He also speaks across the country teaching and equipping local churches in the areas of counseling. He holds a Doctor of Ministry with an emphasis in Biblical Counseling from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, completed his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and studied youth ministry in his undergraduate degree. Prior to coming to Biblical Counseling Center, Tim pastored for 12 years in a local church in Naperville where he served in a variety of roles working with students, families and adults. He also had direct responsibility in the areas of counseling and recovery ministries and was a frequent teacher in many different venues within the church. Tim loves the hope found in the gospel and loves helping other embrace the good news found in Christ. He enjoys walking alongside those who are hurting and struggling and helping them find hope and help in applying God’s word to the practical issues of life. He particularly enjoys working with youth, families and men. Tim is married and has two sons.
Sherry Allchin, ACBC
M.A, Trinity Seminary
Sherry has a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Seminary, Newburg IN, and has been counseling at Biblical Counseling Center in Arlington Heights since 1994. Sherry and her husband Ron have served in ministry together for over 40 years, with more than 20 years experience in youth ministry and several years teaching in Christian schools. Since 1989 they have worked together at BCC, and enjoy traveling and teaching at seminars together around the globe. Sherry and Ron have three married children who all serve the Lord alongside godly mates. Sherry enjoys reading and gardening, but especially loves spoiling her seven wonderful grandchildren in all the ways a grandmother should!
Don Hart, ACBC
M.R.E. Trinity Evan. Div. School
Don Hart is an ordained pastor and is certified biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblicial Counselors, with more than 9,000 hours of counseling time. His primary focus is on issues related to marriage and family including fear, anger, despair, and depression, and foolish thinking that can lead to sinful behavior. He also counsels those who might be considering divorce on either biblical or non-biblical grounds.
Other areas Don counsels include how best to communicate with children, premarital counseling (first time marriage), and re-marital counseling (those considering marriage again). This is most important when there are children involved.
Additionally, Don counsels men who are struggling with sexual addiction issues especially as it relates to pornography.
Don is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and holds a masters degree in Religious Education. He also has an additional 15 hours of special training in marriage and family therapy. He and his wife live in Palatine, Illinois.
Brandon Lowery, ACBC
M.A. – Wheaton College
Brandon Lowery holds an MA in Counseling Ministry from Wheaton College and has extensive experience as a counseling ministry leader within the local church. Brandon is certified with ACBC and serves as an Assistant Pastor overseeing counseling and discipleship in his local church. Brandon offers a passion for God’s word to be practically applied, patience with wounded and struggling individuals, and humility that acknowledges his own need for Christ.
Brandon enjoys counseling in the areas of struggling marriages, pre-marital counseling, adolescents, addictions, anxiety, anger, depression and biblical masculinity; his most recent research is based in Post Traumatic Stress (PTS; PTSD) and Shame. Brandon is married to his best friend, Christina, and is father to three small children, two boys and a girl.
Lucy Ann Moll, ACBC
D. Min – Birmingham Theo. Sem.
Lucy Ann Moll’s passion is counseling God’s hope to hurting women and families, and counsels by Skype/Facetime. She is working toward a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Counseling and is a certified counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC). She also is a graduate of Western Seminary in Portland, OR, in Pastoral Care to Women.
Lucy’s counseling specialties: anxiety (including phobias and panic attacks); depression; sexual abuse; domestic abuse; adoption issues, infertility, wayward children; and struggling marriages.
She is married to her college sweetheart, Steve, and they have three adult children and one granddaughter. Lucy enjoys walking, reading, and ... dark chocolate. The family cat, Polly, thinks she runs the home; she does.
Jerrod Tillotson, ACBC
M. Div - Denver, M.A Wheaton College
Jerrod is a counselor primarily at our DuPage office. He has earned his M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy from Wheaton College as well as a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary. Jerrod has years of experience in youth ministry, working with both teens and parents. Jerrod is in process of completing a certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).
Jerrod believes that people need God and other people. Help and healing can occur when we allow Jesus into our lives through the Spirit for renewed transformation and when we create and maintain caring and meaningful relationships with others. Jerrod has experience in working with individuals, couples, and families with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, anger, depression, self-harm, spiritual issues, and difficult life stage transitions.
Jerrod is married and has two young children.
M.A. – Liberty Seminary
Carol is a biblical counselor who works out of our Northwest Indiana office. She has a heart for helping hurting women and is gifted in interceding for her counselees in prayer. Carol has earned a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University. As an undergraduate at Trinity Bible College, she majored in Conflict Resolution. Carol also has further training in Critical Incident Stress Management.
She and her husband, Doug, make their home near the great sand dunes of Indiana.
M.A. – Liberty University
MicKenzie is a biblical counselor who works out of the DuPage office and also offers online counseling. She holds her MA in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University and completed her undergraduate degree at Moody Bible Institute, majoring in Counseling and Biblical Studies. She is currently in the process of completing her certification through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).
MicKenzie worked and volunteered at Silver Birch Ranch in White Lake, WI for many years; this is where her passion for counseling and discipleship began. She has multiple years of experience working with students and adults, and specifically has a heart to help women and younger students to thrive and grow in their current season of life. MicKenzie is passionate about working with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, communication, life transitions, spiritual development and women’s issues. She firmly believes that there is no such thing as “too far gone”; she believes there is hope for anyone in any circumstance through God and His Word.
MicKenzie loves to try new kinds of exercise classes, work on DIY house projects, and spend as much time as possible with her best friend/husband, Petey.
Colleen Ryan, ACBC
M.A. – Trinity Theological Seminary
Colleen has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from San Diego Christian College, a Masters Degree in Christian Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary, and is certified as a Biblical Counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.
Colleen has been married for over 35 years, was a stay-at-home mom while homeschooling her 4 children for 20 years and also had the opportunity to foster 2 kids. She's taught women’s Bible studies, mentored women and taught various workshops at women’s retreats. Since 2002 it has also been a passion of her heart to lead annual short-term mission trips to Honduras.
Brandon Kruis, ACBC
M.A. – Westminster Theological Seminary
Brandon Kruis holds his MA in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary as well as his MA in Professional Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University. Brandon is currently serving at BCC as a counseling intern.
Brandon is passionate about sharing the Good News of the Gospel and helping people find hope and healing in Christ. He has been married to his wife, Amy, for 10 years, and they enjoy spending time outdoors, reading, and cooking.
Jack Lezza, ACBC
M.A. – Bob Jones Seminary
Jack Lezza has a Pastoral Ministry degree from Trinity College of the Bible and a Master's Degree from Bob Jones Seminary. He's also certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and serves as a board member and part of the training team with the Biblical Counseling Center
Jack grew up in the Chicago area and accepted Christ as his personal Savior at a young age. Before joining full-time ministry, he began a career in business and sales. He now serves as a senior pastor at a church in the suburbs of Chicago and counsels with BCC part-time. Jack is married and has 4 teen and young adult children.
M.S.W. – Aurora University
Jim Lang has worked in commercial real estate property management for over 30 years. He has an M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University and an M.S.W. from Aurora University with special emphasis in addictions. He's also taken Biblical counseling classes through CCEF. Jim has spent the last 10 years working with men whose lives have been devastated by addictions, along with all the related consequences.
Jim is actively involved in the leadership of Compass, a weekly biblical recovery program for men struggling with sexual addiction. He is also a leader in a 12-step recovery program and loves seeing men’s lives changed radically by the gospel, church involvement, and connection to other men with similar struggles.
Jim and his wife Paula have 5 adult sons and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time sharing the hope and joy that God has given him with others.
M.T.S. - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Mark Johnson worked in the financial services industry for 40 years before retiring in early 2020. He has an M.T.S. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is studying towards a Masters in Biblical Counseling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mark has served as an elder at his church for more than 30 years and has taught Sunday school at various levels in various churches for more than 40 years.
Mark and his wife Kelly have been married for over 40 years and have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys reading, traveling, comic books, bad movies, and spending time with his grandchildren.
M.A. (Candidate) - Faith Bible Seminary
Sandra DeVries is an intern at BCC in Schererville, IN. Sandy has a bachelor's degree in education from Olivet Nazarene University and is currently finishing her Master's of Biblical Counseling at Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, IN.
With a passion to serve through the lens of scripture, she seeks to help other women find meaning and purpose through the trials and struggles of this life. Those trials may include family/marriage discord, anxiety, depression, anger, and bitterness.
Sandy has been married for 42 years to her husband Andrew; they have 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren. They have also been raising a young girl, who came to them when she was 3 months old. The opportunity came for them to adopt her recently and they are currently working through that process.