MEET THE STAFF OF NEW HOPE
Patti Hawley, MA, LPC
PatH@chespres.org | 636-779-0325
Luke Calvin, MA, M.Div., LPC
Luke holds a Masters of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and is a licensed professional counselor with the state of Missouri. In his six years as a counselor, it has been Luke’s privilege to care for men and teens wrestling with sexual addiction, same sex attraction, depression and anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, the fallout of sexual abuse, the grief involved with divorce, and the struggles associated with life’s transitions. He has also walked alongside couples and families who seek to love each other fully and heal the wounds that cause pain in their relationships.
LukeC@chespres.org | 636-779-0329
Jennifer Wright, MA, LPC, NCC
Jennifer, a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary’s counseling program, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Formerly a paramedic in the field of emergency medical services, Jennifer brings a specialized understanding of those grappling with health issues alongside their emotional struggles. Jennifer longs to be a resource to emergency medical service and fire personnel who wrestle with the pressures of their occupations. She works with a wide variety of individuals as well as couples working through marriage challenges. She also has a keen interest in pre-marital therapy and co-leads Wounded Heart groups. Jennifer possesses a passion for teaching, including supervising counseling interns and lecturing at counseling-related conferences. Jennifer desires to conduct research and further her education in the areas of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Critical Incident Stress Management, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.
JennW@chespres.org | 636-779-0336
Rachel McGrail, MA, LPC
Rachel received her Master’s from Covenant Theological Seminary after completing her internship here at New Hope. Rachel has previous experience working with at-risk youth and their families in Nashville, TN. As a result of that experience, she has grown a heart for working with children and adolescence. She also has experience working with adults and youth struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, same sex attraction, addiction, abuse, self-destructive behaviors, and eating disorders. It is Rachel’s longing to walk with people down the difficult path that leads to healing.
RachelG@chespres.org | 636-779-0337
Jean Chen, MA, LPC
Jean holds a Master of Arts in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and is a licensed professional counselor with the state of Missouri. She also has an MBA from Northwestern University. Jean and her husband have two grown children. As a therapist, Jean helps people communicate and connect in healthy ways that honor God and each other. Jean has a real passion for women, couples and families who are dealing with conflict, anxiety, stress, depression, co-dependency, addiction, perfectionism, and transitions in life. Jean also has a heart for working with women who have suffered from broken relationships and from current or past abuse. Jean counts it a privilege to walk alongside people journeying toward hope and healing.
JeanC@chespres.org | 636-779-0328
Mark Pfuetze, PhD, M.Div., LPC
Mark holds a Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary and a PhD from Saint Louis University. He is a licensed professional counselor with the state of Missouri. He has served in campus ministry and as a missionary for several years. As a counselor, Mark has worked with a wide range of issues including marriage and family, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, teen issues, emotional, sexual and physical abuse, and sexual addiction. Mark particularly has a heart for those who are dealing with sexual abuse, sexual addiction, and personal and marital strife and helping them find freedom in their lives through the gospel of God’s grace.
Mpfuetze@earthlink.net | 636-779-0319
Sarah Esswein, MA, LPC
Sarah received her Masters in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2013 and is pursuing licensure in the state of Missouri. Sarah has worked in ministry for 10 years serving children, college students, young adults and women. As a result of this experience, Sarah developed a deep desire to walk with people in their darkest seasons of life. Sarah has a passion for young people going through transitions, children and adult children of divorce, women, and all people experiencing brokenness. Sarah is currently on staff at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church where she is the Women’s Ministry Coordinator.
SarahE@chespres.org | 636-779-0335
Jen Calvin, MA, LPC
Jen received her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Missouri. Her 12 years of mental health experience include providing counseling for at-risk youth at a residential home as well as coordinating services for children and adolescents with various mental health diagnoses. Prior to working at New Hope, Jen was providing individual counseling services within a school setting, helping children and families cope with anxiety, depression, ADHD, divorce, grief, and social challenges. Jen primarily uses a play therapy approach, which allows children to identify and process emotions in a safe and developmentally appropriate way. She is also certified in AutPlay Therapy, which is a specific approach designed to help children on the autism spectrum.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 636-779-0320
Emily Huensch, MA, PLPC
Emily graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2014 with a Masters in Counseling. She is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Missouri. Over the last 10 years, Emily has worked with teens, families and college students in a full-time ministry context. Through this experience, as well as having kids of her own, she has developed a heart for walking with adolescents and adults through the broken parts of life. Emily is passionate about working with teens and parents, as well as women struggling with transition, anxiety, depression, stress, and perfectionism.
EmilyH@chespres.org | 636-779-0333
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