ANGELA SHELTON – FOUNDER
Angela is a woman with big dreams, a big family, and a big heart. She grew up in rural Alabama and became a believer in Christ at a young age. She graduated from Auburn University (B.S. Psychology), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A. Counseling), and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Angela holds an Advanced Certification with the Association of Biblical Counselors and has recently been approved as a certified trainer for aspiring biblical counselors.
When her nose is not in a book, Angela enjoys gardening, beekeeping, home improvement projects, and spending time with her large family. She is married to Brad and they have ten children and two grandchildren. Though she counsels many different issues, her counseling passion is to help adults and families overcome the trauma of sexual abuse. Angela’s desire is to peer below the surface to uncover the depths of a person’s heart and then link that person’s broken heart to the true Comforter and Healer.
Joe is a midwesterner at heart and will always be rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Perhaps more than sports, Joe enjoys reading theology, making music, and learning about what makes people tick. Most of his time is spent being a dad to his five kids and a husband to Stephanie. He has spent a good bit of his adult life in ministry both domestically and internationally including the last four years as a pastor. Joe graduated from Wheaton College (B.A. Biblical and Theological Studies) and Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A. Counseling). Joe holds an Advanced Certification from the Association of Biblical Counselors.
Although he is always up for addressing whatever God may be doing in a person’s life, Joe has a particular desire to help leaders who may be struggling. Sometimes the most crucial needs go unnoticed (or ignored), and it can be difficult to trace our steps to where things went wrong. Joe likes to help when people find themselves in these places and see where Jesus will lead them. Additionally, he has special concern for individuals, marriages, and families that have been wounded by multiple forms of abuse in the home and in the church.
Besides writing, Sarah loves traveling with her family, exploring the outdoors, watching sports of all kinds, weightlifting, gardening, decorating, and having any conversation over a cup of tea. Her passion for seeing potential in unfinished spaces is not just relegated to the decorating world. Though Sarah has a heart to walk through the muck with others through any type of suffering, she is especially burdened for children and teens, as well as those struggling with parenting, parent/child relationships, identity, understanding felt emotion, grief, life transitions, and infidelity. Her greatest desire is for individuals to see their worth in Christ, understand they are uniquely gifted because of the significance God has created in them for His Kingdom, and that in any situation, you are never alone.
Sarah is a small town girl from southeast Alabama and now lives in small town Georgia with her husband and three boys. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and has spent the majority of her professional career working with children, adolescents, and teens in public and private schools as well as church environments as a teacher, children’s director, mentor, and group leader. Sarah has completed all of the coursework for an M.A in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University and holds a Level 1 certification through the Association of Biblical Counselors. Sarah is also a published author, and her book There is Always Hope has been ranked #1 in New Christian Counseling literature on Amazon.
CONNECTION POINT ALPHARETTA
Danielle was born and raised in Michigan, graduating from Capital University with degrees in Psychology and Sociology. She has lived all over the United States in her many years of marriage, and wherever God has taken her, Danielle has always had a heart for the isolated, the overlooked, and the sufferers. She was inspired to begin counseling by a counselor who ministered to her during one of life’s many difficult seasons, and after graduating from Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A. Counseling), she began counseling regularly in her local church and in her surrounding community. Danielle is passionate about pointing sufferers to Jesus and the rest He gives to those He loves.
In her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, British tea and literature, working on home improvement projects, and traveling to new places. Danielle and her husband have six children and currently live in North Metro Atlanta. Throughout her experiences as a friend and a counselor, Danielle has come to love serving women struggling in their faith, women of all ages who are bemused by life, young adults seeking guidance as they launch into life, and parents experiencing parenting issues. In all her work, Danielle desires to see Christ magnified, His People blessed, and the Church strengthened to the glory of God.
Christina received her undergraduate degree in sociology with an emphasis in counseling from Covenant College and her Master’s in counseling psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She worked with women and children in several community based organizations before being called to discipleship ministry. She is a licensed professional counselor but does not utilize that license in her counseling at Connection Point.
Christina’s passion is to help women see how the gospel intersects with their daily lives, bringing light and life to the dark spaces of life in a fallen world. Her heart is to help women learn the art of lament and engage with God in all their sorrows, fears, griefs, disappointments, uncertainties, and sufferings. She is able to help with issues related to parenting, purpose, transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, past issues, and spiritual growth. She is a retreat and conference speaker, writes for numerous Christian ministries, and is the author of multiple books including: A Heart Set Free: A Journey to Hope Through the Psalms of Lament, Idols of a Mother’s Heart, A Holy Fear: Trading Lesser Fears for the Fear of the Lord, and Like Our Father: How God Parents Us and Why That Matters for Our Parenting.
Christina is married to her college sweetheart, and they have two sons. In her free time, she loves hiking, kayaking, antiquing, reading, traveling, and taking seminary classes.
CONNECTION POINT TEXAS
SHAYLEE HARPER- Director Connection Point TX
Shaylee lives in a rural agricultural community. She and her husband Chris have four children and two grandchildren. Shaylee has a heart for remote counseling. She is perceptive and has a keen interest in others. Most importantly, she is passionate about what the Lord is doing in the lives of His people. She counsels as a loving friend who is always willing to share what she has gathered. She is most comfortable with
- Confusing seasons of life
- Shame and guilt
- Conflict resolution/peacemaking
- Processing of a painful past
- Loss and grief
- Relationships with those who are not neurotypical
- Parenting difficulties
- Disappointment with God and others
- Loving well in difficult situations
- Finding identity in Christ
- Struggles with infertility
Education: Master of Arts in Counseling -Westminster Theological Seminary