Introducing the Pastoral Care and Counseling Ministries Council Members
We would like to introduce you to the council members of the Department of Pastoral Care and Counseling Ministries. Each member brings a unique set of contributions spiritually, academically and experientially to the Department.
Rick Haug – Presently Senior Pastor of The Living Word Church in Maiden, N.C., is a graduate of Emmanuel College and Southwestern Graduate School with a Master of Ministry degree. He has additional extensive training in grief, loss, and recovery having worked as a chaplain and a director of chaplains in hospice Care. Rick has great interest in the restoration and recovery of pastors, ministers, and their families who have suffered from “burn out”, “grief and loss”, and moral failure.
Myron Bruce – Presently serving as Senior Pastor of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Danville, V.A., is a graduate of Emmanuel College and Southeastern Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. His additional training includes Clinical Pastoral Education through Alamance Regional Medical Center where he completed a two-year residency program. Myron also completed a one-year practicum in counseling with Virginia Baptist Hospital. Additionally, he served for three years as Chaplain for Community Home Care and Hospice in Rocky Mount, N.C. Myron’s interest in focused in the area of “crisis counseling.”
Lana Gilliam – Lana possesses a rich and extensive background in counseling and social work having worked personally in these areas since 1988. A graduate of Emmanuel College and Appalachian State University, Lana continues to serve in leadership roles which provide training and support for mental health professionals in varied fields of service. She is presently the Director of Resident Advocacy at the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, NC. Lana brings strong contributions to the DPCC in the areas of behavior management, communication, interview skills, coaching, management and coordination. She is the wife of Keith Gilliam who serves as Pastor of the Whitnel Pentecostal Holiness Church as well as our Conference Missions Director.
Michael Haynes – Michael Haynes retired from the United States Navy as a Chaplain on 10/01/1995. His last assignment was on the staff of the Naval Alcohol Rehabilitation Center as Chaplain and Clinical Supervisor. He currently works for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Adult Corrections and has served as a Clinical Chaplain II and Case Analyst. As a Clinical Chaplain II, he has served on the Religious Practices Committee and has trained Chaplains for the prison system. Prior to the department of Public Safety, he served as a Qualified Mental health and Substance Abuse Professional for Tri-county Mental Health. He is a graduate of the School of Christian Ministries, Emmanuel College; Candler School of theology, Emory University; and the Pastoral Counseling and Care Residency Program, Portsmouth Naval Hospital. He is a former member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is married to Mrs. Tina Mullis Haynes and has a daughter Joy. He attends the Jackson Park Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Tena Lester – Tena earned a BA in Psychology and a MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families through her past work as a CPS Social Worker and as a Child and Family Therapist with a county operated mental health agency. She has worked for the public school system for the last 6 years and is the lead social worker for Asheboro City Schools. Her clinical experience is in the areas of crisis management, parent-child conflict, learning delays, and trauma related disorders. She is married to Rev. Dwayne Lester who serves as the Pastor of Holly’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ramseur, NC.
Darrell Greene – Presently Senior Pastor of the North Pointe Pentecostal Holiness Church in High Point, N.C. and is a graduate of Wingate College, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Holmes College of the Bible, and Liberty University with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling. Darrell has additional training and experience having served as Director of Counseling at Rutledge College, Associate Chaplain of High Point Regional Hospital and now directors the Department of Pastoral Care and Counseling Ministries for the Cornerstone Conference. His focus is in “Marriage and Family Counseling”, “Crisis Intervention,” and the administration of the department.