Meet Our Aftercare Coaches

Yolie Brown

Aftercare Coach

Yolie Brown

Yolie is a bilingual Spanish-English Certified Hope Restored Aftercare Coach and has been with Focus on the Family for over 20 years. As a certified minister with the Assemblies of God in the US, Yolie integrates the professional aspect of coaching with a biblically based approach. Encouraging couples in their journey to healing and restoration is one of her true joys in life. Yolie is married to Jeffrey and lives in Colorado Springs with their two children.

Wendy Brown

Aftercare Coach

Wendy Brown

Wendy is a provisionally Certified Hope Restored Aftercare Coach with Focus on the Family. Coaching couples as they journey toward all that God has for them and their marriage is her passion. She especially enjoys working with couples who feel emotionally disconnected and weary in their relationship. Wendy has gained practical experience through 25+ years of marriage, ministry, parenting 3 children, & cross-cultural living. She and her husband Andrew live in Colorado Springs where they enjoy exploring small towns and hiking.

Jenny Coffey, MA

Aftercare Coach

Jenny Coffey, MA

Jenny Coffey is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation and has received advanced coursework in life coaching from the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. In addition to helping couples through basic conflict resolution and communication issues, she also comes alongside those dealing with affairs, miscarriage, infertility, child loss, divorce recovery, and postpartum issues.

Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D.

Aftercare Coach

Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D.

Joannie is a trained aftercare coach with Hope Restored. Having worked with couples in a variety of capacities for nearly 35 years, Joannie enjoys encouraging husbands and wives to develop actionable steps so they can experience a loving and committed marriage relationship. Having been married for over 42 years, Joannie draws on her own experiences and those of the many couples she has worked with to help Hope Restored couples find a vision for their future marriage that will bring fulfillment for both husband and wife.

Patrick Hill

Aftercare Coach

Patrick Hill

Patrick is a Board Certified Coach who has received coach training from the Institute for Life Coach Training. As an experienced professional and Christ-follower, Patrick serves individuals and couples in the areas of sexual integrity, relational health and spiritual transformation. Patrick is a former pastor and has worked at Focus on the Family in various roles for over twenty years. His contagious enthusiasm to care well for people flows through all that he does professionally, personally and in ministry.

Elaine Humphries, MS

Aftercare Coach

Elaine Humphries, MS

Elaine Humphries is a trained aftercare coach with Hope Restored. She has worked for Focus on the Family for over 15 years. Elaine has a heart for coming alongside couples, encouraging them in their relationship journey. Elaine and her husband, Mark, have been married 40 years. They reside in Colorado Springs, CO and have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Elaine is passionate about being a grandma and about helping people recover their true selves, the self God created them to be.

Scott Jones

Aftercare Coach

Scott Jones

Scott Jones has studied with the Professional Christian Coaching Institute and has a passion to serve marriages. In 2003 while in a crisis of their own, Scott and his wife Cathy attended an intensive in MO. They accepted a miracle of restoration and still use the tools they learned. For 30+ years Scott has served in senior level positions of multiple businesses. He has degrees in Management & Marketing from Ball State University and is pursuing a MA in Organizational/Servant Leadership.

Yale Kushner

Aftercare Coach

Yale Kushner

Yale is a provisionally Certified Hope Restored Aftercare Coach with Focus on the Family. Prior to his time with Focus on the Family, Yale served with CRU for over three decades, coaching, discipling and training in several locations around the US including ten years internationally. Yale’s 41 years of marriage, raising four children and overall life experience have equipped him to be present, empathetic and responsive to most dynamics experienced in marriage.

Heather Larson

Aftercare Coach

Heather Larson

Heather has a B.A. in Education and a Masters Degree in Psychology. She continued her education with Professional Christian Coach Institute to become a certified coach. Since 2013, Heather has worked as a Marriage Coach with hundreds of couples who have completed the Hope Restored Marriage Intensives. Heather married her husband Peter Larson, PhD., in 1995. Together, they teach, coach and write and have co-authored four books focusing on marriage and parenting teens.

Glenn W. Lutjens, MA

Aftercare Coach

Glenn W. Lutjens, MA

Glenn Lutjens is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation and has been with Focus on the Family for over 25 years. He received advanced coursework in life coaching from the Professional Christian Coaching Institute.Prior to his time with Focus on the Family, Glenn served as an associate pastor in pastoral care at Pascack Bible Church in Hillsdale, New Jersey. He met his wife, Elizabeth, at Nyack College in New York.

Terry Shank

Aftercare Coach

Terry Shank

Terry Shank is a Certified Professional Life Coach with Professional Christian Coaching Institute and the founder of Selah Coaching Services. He has worked with the WinShape Foundation since 2003 where he and his wife, Theta, currently serve as hosts for marriage intensive programs.

Erin Smalley

Aftercare Coach

Erin Smalley, MS

Erin has worked at Focus on the Family as a Marriage Strategist Spokesperson and develops content, conducts interviews, and speaks at marriage and women's events. Erin has a B.S. in Nursing and worked as a nurse for many years. She has enjoyed working with her husband, Dr. Greg Smalley, doing marriage intensives and speaking at marriage seminars across the world. Together the Smalleys encourage couples toward developing a deeply satisfying marriage.

Nick White, MA, APC

Aftercare Coach

Nick White, MA, APC

Nick received his BS in Human Growth and Development from the University of Georgia and his MA in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. He is an Associate Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. Prior to joining Hope Restored, he worked with Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs for nearly 18 years. His heart for serving others comes out of his own personal journey as a man, husband, and father. Nick and his wife, Jamie, have been married over 15 years and enjoy going on adventures with their three children.

MT Wilson, MS, PCC

Aftercare Coach

MT Wilson, MS, PCC

MT Wilson is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, having received training from both the Institute for Life Coach Training and the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. MT maintains a coaching business that serves individuals and marriages in the areas of sexual integrity recovery & marital health. In addition to professional coaching, he oversees a ministry dedicated to promoting health among ministry leaders and has authored three Christian books.

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