Brandon completed his M.A in Counseling from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2009. Since then he has worked in community mental health agencies and private counseling centers. Aside from serving as the Director for ICP he also has a private counseling practice. Brandon lives in Louisville with his wonderful wife and children.
Eric L. Johnson
Eric received the Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University in 1992. He taught psychology for 10 years at Northwestern University in Minnesota, but he is currently the Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he has taught counseling for 14 years. The editor of Psychology and Christianity: Five Views, and co-editor of Evidence-Based Practices for Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy, he wrote Foundations for Soul: A Christian Psychology Proposal, in addition to more than 50 articles and chapters in psychology and theology. A member of the American Psychological Association, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, and the American Association of Christian Counselors, he was also the founding director of the Society for Christian Psychology (www.Christianpsych.org).
Rob received a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Care from Southern Seminary in 2005. He has pastored in Georgia and Kentucky and is currently the lead pastor at Christ Church at Goshen as well as providing private counseling/soul care services. Rob is engaged with several soul care ministries as well as serving on the boards of GuideStone Financial Resources (www.guidestone.org) and Practical Shepherding (www.practicalshepherding.com).
With over 21 years in banking with Bank America and U.S. Bancorp in Atlanta and Denver, and growing a privately held horticultural distribution business before full-time ministry, Rob brings unique perspective to our Board. Rob holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management from St. Bonaventure University, has been married to Margaret for 29 years and they have two grown children.
Margaret works as a Sr. Project Manager at Brown-Forman. She is an experienced IT professional with more than 20 years of successfully leading large, strategic IT projects and complex programs across numerous business functions. Trained and certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma as well as extensive experience in Agile and Critical Chain project management methodologies, with a passion for serving as a coach and mentor to many peers within IT as well as across the business. Inclusive leader with the ability to lead large, global, teams to deliver benefits to the business always on time and on budget. Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced, high pressure environment.
Lia Vassiliades has made Louisville, Kentucky her home for the last 35 years. Her degrees in Psychology and Business led to several years in the field of management and training. She has owned and operated a small business for the last 26 years, while serving in various ministries at her church, Southeast Christian. In 2008 she received a Masters of Arts in Christian Counseling and started her private practice of Christian Counseling and Spiritual Direction.
Her main ministry focus is teaching and discipleship with the spiritual development retreats, Faces of Christ through the Potter's Wheel Ministry.
Dr. Robert Stewart is a Christian physician who is Board Certified in General Psychiatry. Married to Shari D. Stewart, M.Div, a Christian psychotherapist, the couple have six children and share a private outpatient therapy practice in Louisville, KY. He is a member of Sojourn Community Church East, Louisville, KY.
Dr. Stewart did his residency in psychiatry at Duke, has been a speaker for mood disorder treatments since 1996 and was the program director and lecturer for the Christian Medical Dental Society CME Program for Missionary Physicians and Dentists. He was also the clinical director for youth treatment services at Our Lady of Peace Hospital and the medical director for psychiatry at Baptist Hospital East.
Tim served in the military and is currently a Plant Leader at GE Appliances. His diverse background and experience is an asset to the ICP team! Tim lives in Louisville with his family.