Counseling StaffNot Licensed Professional Counselors
Director of Operations, Counselor
Since 2000, I’ve been working as a Certified Counselor who specializes in helping people cope with their issues. My counseling encourages clients to utilize both their heads and their hearts when it comes to dealing with everyday issues. I first learned about counseling when I struggled to move past a roadblock in my own life. The techniques I developed were so successful that friends and family began asking me for help with their challenges. This motivated me to turn my newfound passion into a full-time ministry. I spend the bulk of my time as the Director of Operations and counseling leaders in the church, community, and those around the world serving as missionaries.
Johnna Sandor, ms
Director of Administration
I grew up in southern California, but please don’t hold that against me. I got here as soon as I could and I didn’t bring anything with me! The Lord has blessed with a wonderful husband and 2 great kids. I graduated from Westmont College with a BA in Liberal studies and went on to get my teaching credential and Master of Science from National University. After teaching elementary, pre-school, and working with kids in therapeutic foster care, we were able to start our family and I was able to stay at home to raise our children. I have always been involved in women’s ministry, Bible study, and teaching Sunday School. With administration as one of my Spiritual Gifts, I feel privileged to be able to serve in that area here.
I am so excited to be a part of CV Biblical. I come from a background of sign language interpretation and was a special education teacher for SAISD for many years. I felt a strong calling to do the part of my job I always loved best which was listening and working to help kids handle their challenges. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Education from Angelo State, finished my degree in Biblical Counseling, and am now pursuing a Masters from Liberty University. I have been married to an awesome guy for thirty-six years, and we have four precious children who are all teachers too. We have one beautiful granddaughter in addition. God is allowing me to fulfill my dream and passion by helping those who are hurting and encourage them to turn their focus to Him! He is our hope!
I grew up in Germany and moved to Texas in 1991. I am married to my best friend, Mack. We have four sons and five grandchildren. I started as a volunteer at the Pregnancy Help Center of the Concho Valley in 2010. Ever since then, God has been leading me down the path of post-abortion counseling and biblical counseling. Now I am a certified Life Coach and a certified Biblical Counselor. God opened the door to work at CV Biblical Counseling in 2019. My heart has always been for the post-abortive woman and now I counsel women who are broken for other reasons as well. I also counsel couples through pre-marital and marriage counseling. I love to see God break the chains of intimidation, fear, guilt, and shame in women who have been harmed by abortion and other negative experiences. My favorite scripture is Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”
I grew up in DFW, so my country husband calls me a city girl. We have two, wild and happy little boys. I spend my free time playing dinosaurs, going to the park and eating candy as I hide in the bathroom. I have a background in education and children’s ministry. We moved back to San Angelo through a set of circumstances that could only have been designed by God. He started to reveal His plan for me in August of 2016. I was pursuing my degree in Counseling Ministries when God led me to the door of Donald Moon. I interned with him for a year and fell in love with showing people that God is the ultimate healer. After enjoying being a full-time boy mom for a few years, I am excited to be back on this team with Donald now as the Director of Operations. My goal is to provide a safe place for people to share their hurts and struggles. I cannot wait to help you see what God has in store for you.
“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3
Prior to being led to the field of Biblical Counseling, I had been blessed with two wonderful careers, a twenty year career in the United States Air Force and eighteen years in the classroom as an elementary school teacher. I then felt called to pursue my Christian counseling certification in 2019. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Angelo State University and an Advanced Certificate in Biblical Counseling through the American Association of Christian Counselors with a Specialization in Addiction and Recovery. With nearly twenty years in recovery from an alcohol addiction myself … it is my heart’s desire to assist others through God’s Word. With His power, we all can break free from the grip of addiction and other barriers holding us back from a Christ-centered life. “When a person taps into Holy Power, it changes everything.” Tim Clinton
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17
I am so excited to be on the team at CV Biblical Counseling. It is an answer to my prayer to God to put me where He wants to use me at this time. I am a mother to my daughter and a grandmother of three. After attending the school of hard knocks, I felt God’s leading me through 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 which says, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Mercies and the God of All Comfort, who comforts us in our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the same comfort.” I have received certification for Biblical counseling through the American Association of Christian Counselors and want to help others process through brokenness and find hope.
Bilingual Counseling Intern & Community Outreach
Nací y crecí en West TX. En 1991, me gradué de ASU, pero durante los últimos cuarenta años, he servido a otros a través de negocios y marketing, a partir de la edad de once años. Mis mayores bendiciones son mi hija, mi hijo y mi nieta. Una vez me lastimé y me rompieron con muchos dolores y problemas de este mundo, pero ahora he llegado a un círculo completo. Mi hijo y yo tenemos una vida activa en la iglesia en Immanuel Baptist. Soy un amante de Jesús y he encontrado mi verdadera identidad en Él… psst, soy una hija del REY y ahora me toca a mí devolver. Quiero caminar a tu lado mientras estás lastimado. Necesitas saber que el poder sanador de Jesucristo es un gozo inexplicable. Es mi oración que me permitas consolarlos con esperanza y libertad que sólo se encuentran en el Señor. Juntos, encontremos a la persona que Dios te ha diseñado para ser.
“Considéralo pura alegría, hermanos y hermanas, cada vez que te enfrentes a pruebas de muchos tipos, porque sabes que la prueba de tu fe produce perseverancia. Deja que la perseverancia termine su trabajo para que seas maduro y completo, sin faltar nada.” -Santiago 1:2-4
I was born and raised in West TX. In 1991, I graduated from ASU and for the last forty years, I have served others through business and marketing, starting at the age of eleven. My biggest blessings are my daughter, son, and granddaughter. I was once hurt and broken with many heart aches and problems of this world, but now I have come full circle. My son and I have an active church life at Immanuel Baptist. I am a lover of Jesus and have found my real identity in Him … psst, I am a daughter of the KING and now it is my turn to give back. I want to walk beside you as you are hurting. You need to know that the healing power of Jesus Christ is an unexplainable joy. It is my prayer that you would allow me to comfort you with hope and freedom found only in the Lord. Together, let’s find the person God has designed you to be.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” -James 1:2-4
Debra & Steve Lawhone
Marriage Counseling Interns
We have been walking together with the Lord Jesus Christ for twenty years. In 2021, we’ll have been married for thirty. For the first twelve years we did marriage our way and were headed directly to divorce lawyers. Someone who loved us very much convinced us to give our marriage to God. And we did! The last eighteen years have been beautiful because we have allowed God to lead us. He then led us to facilitate marriage classes, speak at retreats, and counsel truly hurting husbands and wives. Later, He led us to become licensed ministers. We now have four adult children and ten beautiful grandchildren. We are so excited that the Lord has assigned and anointed us to help hurting marriages through Biblical counseling. We want to get in the trenches with you and equip you with the Word, so you are able to get out and stay out of the hurt. We could not have succeeded so sweetly on our own if God hadn’t sent us help all those years ago. Now it’s your turn to accept His help, thru us.
bryce blessing, M. Ed.
Health & Wellness Coach
At the age of eighteen, I weighed 275 pounds. I had gained weight consistently since childhood when I was put on the Ketogenic diet. Although the diet stopped seizures that were a side effect caused by cerebral palsy, it left me heavier than I ever wanted to be. I immediately started dieting and exercising and trying to lose weight. Through trial, error, and a lot of research, I was able to teach myself how to take care of my body. My passion for health and wellness has since infiltrated my life. Through Angelo State in 2017, I obtained my M.Ed. in Coaching, Sport, Recreation and Fitness Administration. I now work as a Health Coach, where I have helped over two hundred people lose over twenty-one thousand pounds altogether. My success and ability to teach others about health is a gift from God. He has given me a great opportunity to walk this journey with people who do not know where to begin or how to stay consistent. I love the Lord. I love my wife and boys. I have a passion for health, wellness, and fitness. And I cannot wait to glorify God through this ministry.
Born and raised in Texas, my blessings include being a wife to an amazingly patient husband and a mom to 2 humans and 3 dogs. Needless to say, my life is never boring and my house is never clean. I’ve recently been in a period of self-development and waiting. Wanting to be more involved in my church, do God’s work, and have better control to our family’s finances, I was led to join, and then help coordinate, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Because I like their system so much, I went on to pursue further training as a Financial Coach Master through Ramsey Solutions. Since then God has blessed my family and me while also opening my eyes and heart to my true purpose. I want to walk with others so they can experience the hope, peace, and freedom having a financial plan that works can bring to their lives. Being better stewards of the money God has allowed us to earn opens the door for us to live His true purpose for us! I would love to start a journey toward financial peace with you!
God has led me to do so many different types of ministering through the years that I consider myself to be a jack-of-all-ministries. I’ve been a van driver, a greeter, a women’s Bible study leader, and a pastoral counselor at different times in my local church. I’ve been a group leader, a teacher, a promoter, and a scheduler as part of a local Celebrate Recovery ministry. I asked God one time exactly what part of the Body of Christ He had created me to be, and I believe that He told me that I am a blood cell. Blood cells carry life-giving agents to other cells in the Body and carry harmful toxins away from other cells, and blood cells move quickly in and out and through the body never staying in one place for too long. I am beyond blessed that, for such a time as this, God has currently positioned me in the ministry of the CV Biblical Counseling Center.
Our Mission // To help individuals, children, families, and ministry leaders with daily struggles
through the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.
We Serve // The people of San Angelo, the surrounding areas, and world-wide through video conference.
We are NOT LPCs// Due to the nature of Biblical Counseling,
we are not Licensed Professional Counselors and do not bill insurance companies.
See why here.