Executive Director & Counselor
Director and Counselor, BCTM-Shreveport
David moved from Boston, MA to Shreveport, Louisiana in 2014 in order to build up the church of his hometown. Having a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, David spent six years serving the church in Boston, MA and Shreveport, LA in a variety of teaching and shepherding roles. After spending a year training under the supervision of BCTM and the curriculum of CCEF, David began our first affiliate office in Shreveport, LA. As an elder in his church, David is especially interested in bringing the Christ-centered approach of biblical counseling to the local church. In addition to being a staff counselor, David serves as the director of the BCTM office in Shreveport and is part of BCTM’s executive team. He’s also a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors. David has been married to his wife Jessica since 2010, with whom he has two children, Judah and Frances.
Dr. John C. Kwasny is the Director of Christian Education and Children’s Ministry at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Before coming to Pear Orchard in 2005, John spent five years as a Biblical Counselor in private practice, followed by ten years as Director of Christian Education and Family Life at Plains Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Zachary, Louisiana. John has received his M.A. in Counseling and his Ph.D. in Christian Education. He is also an adjunct professor at Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson), and Director of One Story Ministries—authoring discipleship curriculum for the church, home, and school. John and his wife, Martie, have eight children (five girls and three boys), ages twenty-four and under.
Director of Operations & Ministry Advancement
Jesse McCallister joined our team this January as the Director of Operations and Ministry advancement. He is married to Joanna and they have a one year old daughter named Della. Jesse is finishing his Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary. A South Carolina native, Jesse first came to Jackson to attend Belhaven University, where he received a bachelors degree in Biblical Studies, a minor in Psychology, and (most importantly) met his wife. He worked with Reformed University Fellowship at both Mercer University in Macon, Georgia as well as at Mississippi College. His time with RUF and seminary studies called him to a better understanding and renewed passion for God’s word so that he can serve the church through discipleship. He is excited to be serving as a part of the BCTM team!
Sara spent her young adult life doing the very thing she always envisioned herself doing; being a wife to her husband of now 17 years and a mom to her four children. As Sara transitioned into the next chapter of having older, more independent children God presented her with the opportunity to attend Westminster Theological Seminary and pursue her MA in Counseling. Lord willing, Sara will graduate in May of 2019. In addition to being a wife and a mom, Sara has served on the worship team, women’s and children’s ministries in the local church and has also been deeply involved in camp ministry. Sara speaks at women’s conferences on topics such as parenting, marriage and grief. In 2016 Sara wrote her first book, Living In The Storm: A Dance Through Alzheimer’s, which details her family’s journey with her mother through Early Onset Alzheimer’s. Sara, Mark and their four children live in Choctaw County, MS.
Shelly has an M.S. in Counseling and a background in church ministry. She has served in various counseling, mentoring, teaching, and administrative capacities within local churches in the Shreveport area. She has counseling experience in college, counseling center, and hospital settings. Shelly has grown in familiarity with the counseling approach of CCEF over the last 15 years and has received further training recently through BCTM. She has a passion for working with local church leadership to help people know Christ more fully and live out the gospel in everyday life. Shelly is blessed with two sons and one daughter and lives in Shreveport, Louisiana.