Community Hope House

Phone & Video Chat Sessions Available, Call Us At 616-225-8220 To Schedule.

Who We Are

Darcia Kelley, Executive Director

Darcia Kelley is married to her husband Brad.  They have four adult children and ten grandchildren to enjoy.  Darcia received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College and her Master’s Degree in Management from Cornerstone University.  She spent her career in various opportunities in the business field and taught part time for 20 years in the business department at Montcalm Community College.  She has five years experience as the Director of Community Hope and enjoys working with the staff here.  She volunteers time at Greenville Community Church and doing what she can to help others find the Hope they get when having a personal relationship with Jesus. 

Lisa Briggs, Billing and Insurance Specialist

Lisa Briggs is a single parent to her six children; 3 boys and 3 girls.  She has worked in the medical profession, educational system, and she is the LCU Coordinator at GCC.  Lisa has a passion for helping others and being a light for Jesus.  Lisa and her children enjoy camping, hiking, and swimming.  She has a true heart for helping others;  she loves to cook and she provides for many in the community as she is able. Most of all she and her children love growing deeper in their faith, walking with Jesus and bringing others along with them.

Marlene Jones, Front Desk Receptionist

Marlene Jones, is married to, Zachary.  Marlene enjoys the beauty of the outdoors that the Lord provides every day.  She loves to read, ride bikes, go for boat rides and spend time with her pets.  Marlene has a compassionate and servant’s heart and loves to help others.

Wendy Baty, Ed. Sp., LPC

Wendy received her Bachelors degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University in 1995.  She earned her Masters degree in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University in 1999 and her Educational Specialist in Mental Health in Schools from the University of Missouri in 2016.  Wendy has spent the last 25 years working with adolescents in a school setting. Strength and Interests:  tween, teen and young adult counseling, treating anxiety disorders and depression. 

Jeff Hill, LPC

Jeff has been a licensed counselor for over 10 years.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Appalachian Bible College and is a graduate of Liberty University with a Master’s in Professional Counseling.  Strengths and Interests: marriage and family, domestic violence, abuse, relationships, mental health and the Bible.

Jamie Murray, LMSW

Jamie obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1996 and completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University in 2015.   Jamie’s goal is to help individual understand that having a past or a history does not mean one has to be riddled with shame and hopelessness. Strengths and Interests: trauma, codependency or dysfunctional family systems.

Charles Hill, LPC

Chuck has been a therapist in the Big Rapids and Greenville areas for several years.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and is a graduate of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a Master of Art in counseling and seminary studies.  Strengths and Interests: marriage and family; post-traumatic stress disorder.

Julie Ford, LMSW

Julie has been a licensed Clinical Master Social Worker for over 20 years.  She received her Bachelors of Science degree in psychology from Central Michigan University. She then went on to complete graduate studies for a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) at Western Michigan University.  Her experience includes six years as a clinical social worker with Carson City Health Network.  She then spent four years as a Clinical Medical Case Manager for Primera Blue Cross of Alaska in Anchorage, AK.  Currently during the day, she works as a Clinical Medical Social Worker Home Care for Sparrow Home Care, Lansing MI.  Strength and Interests: Treatment of depression and anxiety, marriage and family counseling, and individual counseling for adults.   

Ed Ford, LMSW

Ed Ford is a Clinical Social Worker since 1985. He has his BSW from Western Michigan University and his MSW from Michigan State University. He has worked in the areas of abuse/neglect, trauma recovery, child welfare, adoptions, foster care, divorce adjustment, and running groups. He has experience in mental health services with toddlers, adolescents, adults and families and addictions. He has worked in Inpatient Psychiatric and outpatient settings doing individual, group therapies. He worked In Alaska for the Veterans Health Administration for 6 years and currently is a therapist for Veterans in Mid-Michigan.   

Sara Mitchell, LLPC

Sara received her undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in Music Education in 2007. Her counseling degree  from Cornerstone University was completed in 2015. She did additional course work in Expressive Arts Therapies from the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Sara is uniquely prepared to work with clients who would like to incorporate the arts into their counseling treatment plan. Sara has an interest working with trauma sensitively and therefore is a registered Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Sara has completed two certifications in ACT therapy. This certification is helpful to a number of different clients facing different challenges. Sara enjoys and works well with adults with anxiety, marriages, highly sensitive individuals, and life adjustment issues. In her spare time Sara is making jewelry, reading, or spending time near the water. 

Angela Zoerman, Receptionist

Angela is married to her husband Bart.  They have two adult children, a son Cory, and a daughter Lyndsey.  Angie enjoys spending time with family, friends and gardening. She attends and volunteers at Greenville Community Church, where she enjoys seeing the love of Jesus restore and uplift people’s lives.   

Starr VanHoose, Jail Groups Instructor

Starr graduated from Michigan State University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology.  She has been providing intensive out-patient therapy groups for inmates within the Montcalm County Jail for several years.   Starr has a passion for helping those who struggle with addiction.