Kimberly Miller, MTh, LMFT
The co-author of Boundaries for Your Soul and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Kim founded Leading Wholeheartedly to help leaders tend to their inner lives, so that they can better serve others. She also founded Doing Good Well, a leadership development program for Christians in the Visual Arts. Prior to her work as a counselor, Kim was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University. She has also worked for social investment fund Root Capital, and for Agros International, where she helped design the Journey with a Village program, partnering start-up villages in Central America with funding partners across the United States. Kim studied religion at Davidson College before earning a Master’s degree in Theology from Regent College and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She is certified in Internal Family Systems Therapy and Imago Relationship Therapy, among other therapy methodologies. A native of Dallas, Kim and her husband, Ken, enjoy gardening and landscape architecture, spending time with friends and family, and extending hospitality at their home in Southern California.
Kellie Haddock is a singer, songwriter, wife and mom. A former widow, Kellie has lived through tragedy and found hope and joy on the other side. Her music draws from real-life stories of beauty, heartache, hope, and the celebration of life.
The Thank You Project, a short film featuring Kellie’s story of gratitude after tragedy, has attracted more than 150 million views and has been featured on The TODAY Show, The Huffington Post, and Cosmopolitan among other national and international media outlets.
Kellie has performed in Iraq, Israel, China and across the U.S., offering music that engages the soul in all of its beauty and vulnerability. She has sung and spoken alongside Tim Keller, Christine Caine, Marianne Williamson, Andrew Peterson and Lynne Hybels among other respected leaders and musicians.
Kellie released Leave The Light On (featuring Sara Groves) in 2013 and Mandarin Lights (recorded in Mandarin) in 2014. Her work is featured in Together In The Harvest: A Nashville A ROCHA Project and on Sandra McCracken’s Psalms album, which went to No. 1 on iTunes. Wild Love, (2017) offers 12 piano driven songs that blend powerful, energetic pop with highly emotive lyrics. Kellie's newest album, All Shall Be Well, offers 25 classic hymns accompanied by the ukulele.
Kellie and her husband, Ted, live in Orlando, Florida, with their three children.
Vanessa Crisp, LCSW
Vanessa is a certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist who completed level 3 IFS training in 2020. Vanessa owns a private practice in Asheville, NC, where she specializes in treating complex trauma through the integration of IFS therapy and Christianity. In 2010, She earned a Master's degree in clinical social work from Appalachian State University, and she has been a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) for twelve years. She helps clients learn how to heal the traumas from their past and restore their relationship with God and Self. Vanessa leads retreats on the east coast and has a deep longing for women to heal in community with Christ. She brings a contemplative spirit and gentleness in the retreats she leads. She delights in inviting others to turn toward God's presence.
When Vanessa is not in the counseling seat, she is bare feet on the ground running wild with her two children and husband. She loves organic flower and vegetable gardening while listening to audiobooks and soaking in God’s love. As a native to Western North Carolina, she cherishes the Blue Ridge Mountains where she welcomes friends and family to experience God in nature. She is honored to join the Leading Wholeheartedly team and to offer you the opportunity to heal and deepen your relationship with Christ.
Ann-Marie Bowen, MA, LPC
Ann-Marie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified Internal Family Systems therapist in private practice in the Dallas, Texas area. She has been a therapist for over 20 years and is passionate about the integration of Christian spirituality and internal healing work and soul care. Ann-Marie sees individuals and leads groups in her work as a therapist where she guides her clients in knowing the various parts of themselves on a deeper level. This provides a path for a greater sense of internal unity, peace, and connection to God.
Ann-Marie is a graduate of Baylor University and Dallas Baptist University. Prior to going into private practice, Ann-Marie worked at Meier Clinics in their outpatient and day program. Ann-Marie has been married to her husband, Brent, for 24 years and has three teenage children, including one internationally adopted child. She is an avid runner and reader and loves to travel. She is actively involved in her church where she has served in various capacities over the years. Ann-Marie finds joy in deep conversation and a good laugh!
Elizabeth Gaston Cunningham
Parental abandonment, childhood sexual abuse, poverty, and domestic violence—these set the stage for Elizabeth Cunningham’s decades-long battle with debilitating fear, depression, low self-worth, and codependency. In her 20-year journey toward recovery, God has shown Elizabeth how to grow beyond the pain of her past; trust herself, God, and others; and move authentically from victim to victory. Today, Elizabeth helps other women overcome barriers to reaching their God-given potential—as a mentor, certified Christian Life Coach, and speaker.
During her 40-year communications career, Elizabeth has served on the staff of CRU, edited a national nursing magazine, worked in PR and fundraising for an international prison ministry, and managed corporate communications for a Fortune 200 company. She worked for 11 years as Special Assistant to Hope for the Heart Founder June Hunt, helping her write and edit a dozen top-selling biblical-counseling books. Elizabeth is also a contributing author to "Coaching the Coach: Life Coaching Stories & Tips for Transforming Lives." Now a freelance communications consultant and editor, Elizabeth and her husband, Randy, live in their hometown of San Antonio. They have three grown children (four, counting Zeke, their French Bulldog) and a two-year-old grandson.
Elizabeth Gaston Cunningham
Lauren was born and raised in the Midwest. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry at Huntington University and her Master’s degree in Ministry and Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. After some time in youth ministry, Lauren took her passion for teaching scripture to an academic setting where she taught Biblical Studies and Servant Leadership at a private Christian school in Southern California. She also served as co-dean of the Ministry and Social Justice concentration. She is now delighted to join the Leading Wholeheartedly team as the public relations specialist and assists with the annual ministry spring retreat. She works directly with founder Kimberly June Miller where she has the honor of helping people welcome Jesus into every part of their souls.