Thank You and Happy New Year


Happy New Year! God's grace continues to unfold to us at Daystar—in counseling, in groups, in parenting classes, just in the middle of our yellow house.  We are thankful for His provision for us. 

With a new year, we have some exciting new additions to our staff.  We wanted to update you as to who is filling our halls and meeting with the families that are now a part of Daystar Counseling Ministries.

Our Counseling Staff:

Melissa Trevathan, M.R.E., Executive Director, continues to lead us with her wisdom, counseling, teaching parenting classes, teaching at Camp Hopetown and driving our ship with grace and efficiency.

Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling, leads girls' groups, counsels girls of all ages and families, teaches parenting classes, is the Director of Camp Hopetown and our staff writer.

David Thomas, M.S.S.W., Director of Men and Boys' Counseling, leads the men of Daystar with groups and individual counseling.  He also teaches a variety of parenting classes.

Jeremy Shapiro, M.Ed., M.A.P.C. leads many of our boys' groups and works with boys of all ages and their families.

David Denton, M.A., LPC-MHSP, counsels boys and young men individually, works with families and leads groups.

Heather Flener, M.F.T., counsels girls and their families on a part-time basis.

Heather James, M.Ed., is also a part-time counselor with young women and girls.

Chris Roberts, M.A.C.P., is one of our newest counselors on staff, working with guys both individually and in group counseling.  He will also be working at camp this summer.

Tracy Kouns, R.N., M.A.C.P., joined our staff this year leading many of our girls' groups,  counseling girls and their families, and will be a part of Camp Hopetown, as well.

Chelsea Lesniewski is a graduate intern from Lipscomb University who is counseling girls and helping facilitate several groups.

Tamara Price is a graduate intern from Argosy University who is helping lead groups and counseling girls individually.

Our Office Staff:

Pace Verner is our Director of Development and works diligently to plan our various fundraising and other events, as well as to keep us afloat financially.

Kathleen Goff, Assistant Director of Development is a jill of all trades helping raise funds, plan events, run Camp Hopetown and facilitate groups.

Emma Williams is our new Development Intern whom we are happy to have on board.

Mary Berndt is our welcoming office manager who graciously greets many of you who walk through our doors and helps keep the office buzzing (quietly).

Lynne Fleet is a part-time office manager and administrative assistant who keeps the office running smoothly and house functioning soundly.

Pat McCurdy is our administrative assistant who we won't allow to retire so she can continue to help us all stay on track and add her artistic touch to all we do.

Jonah, the Black Lab, adds wisdom to our pet therapy staff with his years of experience.

Lucy, the Havanese, helps counsel girls and keeps all of the other dogs minding their P's and Q's in the office.

Lolly, the Wheaten Terrier, keeps things happy and bouncing at her end of the office.

Blueberry Pancake, the Old English Sheepdog, is the official herder of our offices and our newest canine therapist.


We are blessed to work inside this little yellow house, talking to kids and families.  We are honored to be a part of His message of hope and grace.  And we are humbled by your gracious support.
 2 Corinthians 4, The Message



The Daystar Staff