Dr. Friedie Loescher, Th.M., M.Ed, D.Min.,NCC, LPC
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Dr. Friedie Loescher has played a vital role at BBC&S for over 40 years ministering to, counseling, and mentoring students, faculty, and staff members. Serving in various roles including Dean of Students, teacher, and Vice President for Student Development has given him many years of unique experience and involvement in counseling ministry.
Heather Hall, M.S., NCC, LPC
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Heather Hall earned her B.S. in Bible with an emphasis in Counseling from Baptist Bible College, and her M.S. in Counseling from Baptist Bible Graduate School. She has also completed the Advanced Teaching and Training program at Exchanged Life Ministries, Texas. Heather is a National Certified Counselor and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Human Development from Marywood University. She is also a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor. She has experience working with special needs children and the elderly, as well as individuals with phobias and anxiety disorders. She supervises graduate students completing their practicum and internship experiences at the Love-Life Marriage and Family Center and she teaches at Baptist Bible Graduate School.
Dr. Gerlin Valencia, Ph.D.
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Dr. Valencia is an Assistant Professor of Graduate Counseling Ministries. He teaches Ethnicity, Families, and Counseling, Applications of Biblical Counseling, Methods of Biblical Change, and Marriage and Family Counseling. Originally from Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Dr. Valencia came to BBC from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his M.Div.,Th.M., and Ph.D.
Margaret Emmons, B.S.
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Margaret Emmons earned her B.S. in Office Professionals and A.A. in Early Childhood Education from Baptist Bible College in the Spring of 2009. Her hometown is in Watkins Glen, NY where she previously worked as an office assistant and graphic designer for a local newspaper. She now serves as office manager at the Love-Life Marriage and Family Center.