Ashley VanBemmelen

Director of Admissions

Staff Positions:

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - Admissions

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Phone: 616-222-1559


Ashley VanBemmelen works with incoming graduate students who want to pursue a career serving the Lord through counseling or ministry. She is able to utilize her degree in counseling to help students find the degree and career path that is right for them.

"Cornerstone has been a blessing in my life since I walked in the doors as an 18 year old freshman. CU has been formational in my spiritual development and has provided an empowering community of coworkers and friends. It is a joy to journey with new students as they begin to experience the CU community and get started in graduate degrees!"

Aside from her work at Cornerstone, Ashley enjoys researching women's issues, educating individuals and communities about human trafficking and providing counseling services to individuals with trauma.


  • Master of Arts in Counselor Education: Community Counseling, Western Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Family Studies, Cornerstone University


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—Effective methods for trauma counseling
—Impact of secondary trauma on counselors
—Multicultural counseling competencies
—Inclusive practices in counselor education
—Counselor skill development
—Counselor supervision
—Counseling student retention