Rev. K. Samuel Lee, Ph.D.

Executive Director/ CA# PSY 22920
B.A., Westmar College
M.Div., Yale University
Ph.D., Arizona State University

Dr. Lee’s scholarly interests include integrating spirituality in counseling, multicultural pastoral practice, spiritual care and counseling, and multiculturalism in theological education.

Dr. Sheryn T. Scott, Ph.D., CA# PSY 15365

Training Director/Clinical Supervisor/Senior Staff

Dr. Jonathan Kang, Ph.D., CA# PSY 21932

Clinical Supervisor

Rev. David Lutz, D. Min.
Senior Staff Counselor
Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors

B.A., Whitworth College
M. Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
D. Min., San Francisco Theological Seminary

Dave is an ordained Presbyterian pastor who trained as a marriage and family therapist and as a pastoral counselor. He served as a clinician at the Presbyterian Counseling Service in Seattle for a number of years, and then for several more years in Pennsylvania, where he is licensed as a marriage and family therapist. At The Clinebell Institute, Dave has a varied caseload, but specializes in martial therapy.


Dr. Nicholas Grier, Ph.D.,

Illinois LPC# 178015023
Pastoral Counselor Resident

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in Spiritual Care and Pastoral Counseling

B.M., Columbus State University
M.Div., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Cert. in Psychotherapy, Center for Religion and Psychotherapy at Chicago
Ph.D., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

A native of Atlanta, GA, Nicholas Grier’s writing, speaking, and counseling focus on the
experiences of Black and Brown people and engage a womanist critique of culture.

Privileging the experiences of persons on the margins of society, Grier enjoys fostering
cultures of self-awareness, resistance, healing, and liberation on the path to human
flourishing. He works to engage faith communities, clinical counseling practice, the
academy, and public on issues related to racism, sexism, Black male identity, liberating
faith, and depth understandings of the personality. As teacher, Grier works to inspire
present and future faith leaders to cultivate life-giving ministries of care and justice.
Grier is an ordained Baptist minister in the Progressive National Baptist Convention and
served as Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care at Second Baptist Church, Evanston, IL.
Most recently he served as Associate Staff Minister at Third Baptist Church of Chicago.
As pastoral theologian, he has taught for the course The Practice of Ministry at the
University of Chicago Divinity School.

He is a 2015-2016 Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Doctoral Dissertation
Fellow. His dissertation, Caring for the Mental Health of Black Men: Engaging
Invisibility, Hyper-Visibility, and Devaluation in Urban Black Males Toward Human
Flourishing, is a qualitative study drawing on the narratives of Black men in Chicago as
the starting point to develop a new grounded theory for pastoral care and counseling. The
narratives of Black men are put in dialogue with critical race theory, Black feminism,
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womanist pastoral theology, Black psychology, psychoanalytic theory, and Black pastoral
theology with an aim toward human flourishing.

Grier is the founder of Coloring Mental Health Collective, LLC, a community organizing
team advocating for the mental wellness of Black and Brown people and dismantling
oppressive ideologies, systems, and behaviors that cause emotional suffering. A primary
goal is to use innovation and creativity to foster safe and transformative spaces for
communities to imagine, dialogue, and actualize a future of material, spiritual, and
psychological well-being for persons on the margins of society.
In his downtime he enjoys sports, listening to jazz & neo-soul music, spending time in
nature, and connecting with life-giving friends & family.

Leeann M. Nabors
Office Manager

B.A. Psychology, Pitzer College

 

Katherine Hunter, AMFT# 113265,

 

Minhwan Song
Pastoral Counselor Resident

M.Div., Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Th.M., Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Minhwan is a Ph.D. student in Spiritual Care and Counseling at Claremont School of Theology. Minhwan’s research interests have focused on the spiritual care of people with mental illness by helping them and their families cultivate resilience in dealing with stress and suffering in life. His goal is to increase clients’ level of happiness and degree of wellness as they learn to use the resources of psychology, religion, and spirituality.

 

Byungil Kim
2nd Year Resident

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #6594

University of Rochester, MS in Mental Health Counseling
Drew University, MA in Psychology and theology
Methodist Theological University, Mdiv in Psychology and Theology
Yonsei University, BSc in Physics
I would like to see so called “mentally ill” people as people of “beautiful mind”. My goal is
walking beside them as a healing buddy until they would re-find lots of hidden strengths of themselves.
I think that we need to view people’s mental illness from various perspective as their
symptoms are so individual and unique that it is hard to understand them only through systematized and
unified social lens. I will respect each of them the way they are.
Concentration: Panic Attack, Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Depression, and Couple Therapy

 

Chihoon Kim
2nd Year Resident

 

Wesley Taotua
2nd Year Resident

Ordained Minister of the Methodist Church in Samoa since 2007

B.Div. Piula Theological College (Samoa) 2005

M.Th. Pacific Theological College (Fiji) 2011

Lecturer and Academic Dean – Piula Theological College 2011-2017

Second Year PhD Practical Theology in Claremont School of Theology

 

Jongha Lee
2nd Year Resident

 

Yiting Wang
2nd Year Intern