Our team

Meet the Staff

Repairers of the breach and restorers of paths to dwell in.

This is a verse from Isaiah 58:12 and is an instrumental verse in the minds and hearts of the staff of Cord of Three. We are thankful for the qualified and competent clinical team that we have on staff. They each have a heart for serving the individuals and families who seek out counseling and their work is seen as an act of service to God. As we strive for Kingdom Excellence, we understand ourselves as laborers in the work of reparation and restoration, seeking diligently to unravel the lies that we have been deceived into believing and replacing those lies with truth.

Professional Counselor

Professional Counselor

Professional Counselor

Executive Director

Executive Administrator & Outreach

Professional Counselor

Professional Counselor

Director of Advancement

Administrative Assistant

Professional Counselor

Professional Counselor

Clinical Counselor

Director of Strategic Relationships

Professional Counselor

Administrative Assistant

Clinical Counselor

Professional Counselor

Meet our board

We are thankful for these faithful board members.

Jason Davis

Paige Ferrell

David Lee

JoAnne Roach

Angela Strickland

Board Chair

Millie Walker

Cord of 3 is governed by an independent Board of Directors.

This is a working board, composed of business and community leaders, who help ensure that CO3 is a good steward of its many gifts.The Cord of 3 Board of Directors serves as a tactical oversight entity for the operations of the agency. Their work is crucial to the overall successes and development of Cord of Three. We strive to fill our Board of Directors with only highly qualified individuals who bring key experiences and expertise to the table so that Cord of Three continues to move forward in the role God has called us to.


Professional Counselor

Being a Christian, who was called into the counseling field, I realized early on that a person’s spiritual growth is the most important piece of recovery and healing through therapy. After several years of working in the field, I felt a need to be able to address this component freely, which I could not do in the
secular field. I work with females of all ages covering topics such as trauma, grief, adoption/foser concerns, behavioral issues and emotional wellness.  I see clients in Baxley and via google meet.

My husband and I have been married for 19 years.  We homeschool our three children, who thankfully, share our love of gardening.  When not busy with school or the garden, we spend time either with wonderful friends or playing games at home.

My favorite Bible verse is Lamentations 3:21-24
“This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.  It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  They are new every morning:  Great is thy faithfulness.  The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.”

Tracy Crews


After working in the field for several years it was apparent that a persons relationship with God is the most important thing.  I came to work in Christian counseling so that I can freely talk about that relationship and help to develop their walk. I work mainly with children, families and men.  I work in the Blackshear main office and also at the Harrell Center.

​I am married to Lisa Crews and we have 11 kids, 9 of which still live in the home.  I enjoy spending time with the family and recently have been sucked into pickle ball.

My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 118:5
“I called upon the Lord in distress: The Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.”

Ralph Edwards

Professional Counselor

As a Christian, I believe God’s word has the answer to our problems.  Incorporating the Bible in our counseling is a must for change.  The Bible says in Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”  I believe that a great deal of what we experience can be changed by the renewing of our mind with guidance.  I work at Southside Baptist Church in Hazlehurst, GA and I also offer sessions via Google Meet.  I work mostly with those who have depression, anxiety and marriage issues

I have been married to a Christian wife for 39 blessed years.  We have two children, our son is 33 years old and is a registered nurse currenlty attending school to be a Nurse Practioner and our daughter is 29 years old and works as a veterinarian in Valdosta, GA.  We are blessed that they and their spouses are Christians as well.  I have been a Licensed Counselor since 2004 working in my own private practice as well as working in the school system as a counselor at the high school and middle school for a total of 17 years.  My hobbies include fishing and hunting.  We also enjoy spending time at the beach.  Most importantly I enjoy spending time with my family.

My favorite Bible verse is Phillipians 4:13
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” 

Clay Gill


I serve as the Executive Director here at Cord of Three as well as a Professional Counselor.  I work with families of all ages and of various problems but my favorite counseling is with couples helping to strengthen their marriage.  I also work with men who are struggling in different areas.  I see clients in the Blackshear main office and in our Vidalia office.  In addition to counseling, I am thankful to be able to serve the ministry of Cord of Three from a business perspective.  I oversee the financial integrity of Cord of Three and work to keep the Vision and Mission that God has placed on this ministry as the primary focal point of all the work that we do.   

I married Doris in 2000 and we now have 3 wonderful children:  Rance, Eli, and Callie.  I serve as the pastor to Waycross Primitive Baptist Church in Waycross, Georgia.  We enjoy kayaking as a family.  I love being with my family and working with God’s people.

My favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 3:14-19
“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

Leslie Lanier


I am the Executive Administrator & Outreach at Cord of Three.  I work with data entry, data reporting, grant research, credentialing, creating flyers, mailings, printing, binding books, with The Grace Race and many other administrative tasks.  I also do the family fund interviews once someone has submitted an application for services at a lower cost and work with a financial team to help Cord of 3 in stewarding the funds God has blessed us with.  I also am a notary public here at Cord of 3. I am blessed to have been here since January 2011

I am the mother of two adult children, Logan (an LPC at Co3) and Drew.  I am an active member at Waycross Primitive Baptist Church.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing board games, cooking, doing projects for church, dabbling in floral arrangements and traveling.  I enjoy the beach AND the mountains.

My favorite Bible verse is Phillipians 4:13
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Logan Lanier

Professional Counselor

I work in the Equine Specialty Program partnering with Hooves to Freedom.  I work with kids ages 7-12 with anxiety.  I also work with teen girls and women with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma.  I work in the main office location in Blackshear and at the Hooves to Freedom location in Blackshear.

I have two horses: a red roan American Quarter Horse gelding named Solomon and a bay Mustang mare named Zara.  My free time is usually spent training Solomon and Zara, going for trail rides to explore new areas, traveling, gym, reading, painting, and resting.

My favorite Bible verses are John 14:27
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:  not as the world giveth, give I unto you. 
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
1 Chronicles 16:11
“Seek the LORD and his strength, Seek his face continually.”
Psalm 34:3-5
“O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.  I sought the Lord,and he hear me,
and delivered me from all my fears.  They looked unto him, and were radiant: And their faces were not ashamed.

Alyssa Manges

Professional Counselor

Here at Cord of 3, I work with children, teens and women in the Blackshear and Douglas offices and via Google meet.  I’ve had some training in sand tray and play therapy and enjoy using this with my clients.

I’ve been married for almost a year to my husband, Austin.  We serve at Alma First Church of the Nazarene, as youth pastor and worship leader.  I enjoy reading and playing music.  I love quality time with my friends and family, even if its just playing a game or going out to eat.

My favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9

“Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersover thou goest.”

April Mitchell


My purpose at Cord of Three as the Director of Advancement is to work with our partners, volunteers, and the surrounding communities while increasing mission awareness and growing our Family Fund which supports families who are unable to afford services on their own.

I have been married to Mack Mitchell for 29 years. We have three boys, Ethan-24, Cody-22, and Noah-17. When I am not at Cord of 3, I enjoy spending time with my family.  We enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, water sports, etc.  I also enjoy reading and gardening/cannig.  I love being close to God while in the garden harvesting the fruits and preserving them for my family to enjoy all year.  One of my favorite hymns is “In the Garden.”

My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 19:14
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in they sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.”


Sharon Moore


As the administrative assistant, my main administrative duty is to take incoming phone calls.  I schedule counseling appointments and as well,   channel other types of calls.  The Christian staff here is a joy to work with as they present an “Unto the Lord! “  Biblical Christian counseling service.  

Wife, mother, and grandmother…..blessed in every way!   Blessed to be on staff at Cord of Three Counseling Services, Inc.  In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, paiting and spending time with family.

My favorite Bible verse is Genesis 1:1
“In the Beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”


Raye Morgan


As a Christian and a counselor, I see the importance of addressing the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of a client.  I believe that God has led me to this profession.  I work with adult women, and those with anxiety, depression, and trauma.  I live in Kansas and see clients via google meet.  I view it as a ministry and I thank Him for allowing me the opportunity to serve as a mental health provider.

I have been married to my husband, Phil for 27 years.  We have three children, Madison, Mary Beth and Jack.  Raye, Phil and Jack currently live in Shawnee, Kansass but they are Jesup natives.  Madison recently got married to her college sweetheart Mason and they live in Fort Collins, Colorado. Mary Beth works and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado as well.  I enjoy time with family and friends and traveling.  My happy place is the beach.

My favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:13
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Stacie Norman

Professional Counselor

I have developed “Play God’s Way” here at Cord of Three and I’m also the Training Center Coordinator.  My primary focus is interns and counselors seeking licensure in the state of Georgia.  From a client perspective:  At this point I only have adults (and 1 pre-teen) because of my schedule.   My history is a strong focus on Child & Adolescent.  I am in the Douglas office one day a week and also see clients via google meet.

I have been married to John for 28 years.  I have 3 children: Micah (Madison), Mikaela, and Rachel.  I have 2 grandchildren: Kai and Versie Kate (due in May).  I am also a Core Faculty Counseling Professor at Clarks Summit University.  My hobbies include kayaking, biking, hiking, reading, writing, puzzles, and being creative.

My favorite Bible verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:14
“Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”

Felicia Peach


Here at Cord of 3, I work with women, children, families and marriage.  My passion and desire is to  work with couples strengthening and restoring their marriages.  I work in the Douglas and Blackshear offices.

I have been married for ten years in April.  My husband, Barry, and I have six children together.  Two of our children, we adopted.  Outside of work, I love to spend time with my family, workout, relax at the beach, and hang out with the youth at church.  We are very involved at church.  We attend Zion Hill Free Will Baptist Church and have been members there for about 9 years.  The Lord has blessed us with the opportunity to pour into the young people at church.  I currently work as a school counselor in Pearson.  I have worked in the education system for going on 8 years.

My favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”​

Brandy Ricketson


​Here at Cord of 3, I work on all things spreadsheets!

I have been married to my sweet husband, Rick, for 21 years.  We have three children – Tatum (19), Sam (17), & Layne (13).  We love to go to the beach together to enjoy the waves and sun.  Being with my husband and kids is what I enjoy most.  I have watched Tatum play volleyball for several years; I have attended many, many golf tournaments to support Sam; and I love watching Layne swim, bowl, skate, and laugh.  We have artists in our family, thanks to their father, so I am always so excited to see their creations.  Tatum plans to pursue art in college, and Layne wants to draw like his big sister.  Sam & I can only draw stick people.  We love being part of Cord of Three!

My favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: 
​for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” 

Tim Ritchie


As Director of Strategic Relationships, I have the awesome opportunity to share our story and build relationships with Partners, Churches, Civic Organizations and Businesses throughout Southeast Georgia.  What an honor to be part of an organization that ministers to hurting families.

I have been married to my wife, Wendy Ritchie for 41 years.  Our children and grandchildren:  Craig & Jessica Ritchie, London & Leah; Chad & Kristen Ritchie, Hannah, Rachel, Andrew & Sara.  I am a member of First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon.  My hobbies are hunting, hiking, camping and golf.

My favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 26:1

“As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.”

Brooke Russell

Professional Counselor

I have been a counselor for roughly 15 years.  I have been certified in STAR and TF-CBT, and am working on a certification in EMDR.  I work in the emotional wholeness program dealing with anxiety, depression, and grief.  I work in the trauma program using STAR, TF-CBT, and EMDR, and find a lot of fulfillment working with this special population.  I see clients in the Blackshear main office and also through google meet.

 I have been married for over 12 years to my husband Jordan.  He and I have three sweet boys: Eli, David Grey, and Titus.  I love being a boy mom.  Being with Jordan and my boys is where I am most content.  We enjoy doing outdoor activities of almost any kind.  I love to ride bikes, hike, kayak, boat, vacation, and try new things.  Things I enjoy doing alone are running and going shopping.  I am thankful to be a part of the ministry of Cord of Three and see how God is the true source of all healing.

My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 73:26
“My flesh and my heart faileth: But God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”

Kati Tolbert


I work in the front office at Cord of 3, serving by greeting and assisting clients as they come in, as well as helping with our client intake procecss by scheduling appointments and handling other administrative duties.  

I am from and live in Pierce County.  I am a member of Bridge Church and am thankful to serve there as well, locally and internationally, in missions.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, reading, photography, and spending time with friends and family.

My favorite Bible verse is Phillipians 1:6
​”being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

Tia Tyson


After working 19 years with Emotional Behavioral Disorders with families with special needs children, I realized that my true passion is counseling working one on one with individuals and families as a whole.  Becoming a Christian Counselor allows me the opportunity to share my passion and desire to help guide families to the truth of God’s word unapologetically and towards healing and wholeness in their lives.  After much prayer and reflection, I believe that God has called me to counseling, not as a career, but as my divine call and purpose in life.  I mainly work in Marriage and Women Counseling focusing on Emotional Wholenss, Simple Trauma and Marital Issues.  I’m in the Blackshear and Jesup offices and meet with clients via google meet.

I am a recent widow of a wonderful husband of 29.5 years and the mother of four awesome adult kids:  Jasmine, Allen Jr., Sarah, and ShaKayla and one granddaughter Taylor Lilliana.  I enjoy working in ministry, traveling, coordinating events, spending time with my family and friends and quiet time when I can get 

My favorite Bible verses are Psalm 91:1
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Habakkuk 2:3
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:  though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”

Nicole Wilkerson

Professional Counselor

I am a Trauma Specialist here at Cord of 3.  I see women and adolescent females recovering from trauma.  I’m in the Blackshear and Douglas offices and also offer sessions via google meet.

I’m recently married to Jason Wilkerson in January of 2024.  We have 3 beautiful fur babies: Hazel, Winnie, & Siggy.  We love to spend time together as a family.  I enjoy reading books, going on walks with or without my fur babies, traveling, shopping, and most forms of self care.

My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 40:2
“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”

Training and Discipleship

The Cord of 3 training and discipleship program serves the community by offering educational seminars on various mental health and related topics (parenting subjects, coping with loss, warning signs of addiction) as well as conferences, retreats, and seminars for area churches on matters that pertain to God’s design for the family.

Counselor Education & Supervision

Cord of 3’s Counselor education and supervision program is deigned to support interns who are completing their master’s degree, counselors who are working toward licensure, and professionals who are working to integrate their Chritian faith into their clinical practice.

Equine Therapy

Cord of 3’s equine therapy program is designed for individuals ages 7 and up as well as women ages 13+ and families. Equine therapy can help individuals and families overcome challenges, cuiltivate healthy relational skills, build trust, improve interpersonal and behavioral functioning, and create positive self-concept and identity in Christ.

Play God’s Way

A Christ-centered play therapy model to meet teh spiritual, emotional, and mental health needs of children. Through play therapy, children learn to accept responsibility for behavior, engage in healthy coping strategies, acquire problem-solving skills, develop empathy for others, and gain an understanding of identity in mChrist.


Addictions always originate in pain… The question is never ‘why the addiction?,’ but rather ‘why the pain?’” (Dr. Gabor Maté). Counselors can help those struggling with addictions address underlying painful issues and then break the addictive patterns.

Child & Adolescent

Behavioral issues at home or in school often have an underlying cause, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. The experienced staff at Cord of 3 meets each child with love, builds trust, and applies effective treatment that approaches the root cause of the behavior.

Marriage & Family

As in couple’s counseling, family counseling focuses on the relationship and dynamics within the family unit and between the individual members of it. Counselors will help clients identify unhealthy or unhelpful patterns, and to address them by developing healthier communication and conflict resolutions skills, create realistic expectations, and restructure familial roles to benefit everyone. The ultimate goal is to help the family be better able to thrive as a team.


Every person will at some point have at least one potentially traumatic experience, but this doesn’t impact everyone in the same ways. When struggling to process and move on from negative life experiences, therapy offers a powerful method of finding support and healing.


Individual counseling can help overcome the sometimes overwhelming fear and hopelessness by helping you better understand the conditions that led to the emotional brokenness you are experiencing, and applying healthy coping skills against them.