GRTS Alumnus of the Year
Kelly James Bonewell, Ph.D., LPC (MA '03)
2014 Recipient: Dr. Kelly James Bonewell completed the Master of Arts in Counseling in 2003. He subsequently completed the Ph.D. in psychology at Capella University. He has over twenty years of counseling experience in Illinois and Michigan, having specialized in treating depression, eating disorders, self-injury, sexuality issues, and relationship counseling. He previously founded Wellspring Counseling, a non-profit Christian counseling agency in West Michigan.
For the past five years Bonewell has served at Ada Bible Church as Director of Congregational Care, which includes overseeing three staff members and one hundred fifty trained volunteers. He continues to develop new and expanding books at Ada and recently authored a book, The End of All Our Exploring, which offers a framework for further developing a relationship with God. He and his wife, Julie, have been married for 19 years. They have two sons.