Scott Courey, MSW, LMSW, Director—Scott has had over 20 years of Christian counseling experience in the West Michigan area. At CU, Scott often meets with students experiencing a crisis or complicated struggle helping them find practical, Christ-centered solutions. Scott also provides training and oversight for The Well counseling staff while also building relationships with other departments on campus. Lastly, by building relationships within the larger professional counseling community, Scott is aware of resources outside of The Well and can direct students to options that may be better suited for their particular needs. Scott and his wife Lisa have six children, three of whom are currently in college.
Julianne Dusendang, MA, LLPC, CAADC, Assistant Director — Julianne has a desire to help students grow in life. She has a psychology degree from Taylor University and a Masters in college counseling with a specialty in addictions counseling from Western Michigan University. She enjoys counseling students who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug use, negative thoughts, trauma, and relationship struggles. Julianne lives with her husband and son in Lowell, Michigan. She enjoys the outdoors, crafting, and singing.
Rachel Rose, Administrative Assistant— Rachel is likely the first person you will have contact with, as she is the one to welcome you to The Well when you arrive. She also manages or directs your requests, questions and concerns. She will assist you with scheduling an appointment and connecting you to a counselor with whom you are comfortable. Rachel's education is focused on psychology and business through Liberty University. She and her husband Mark have four amazing kids, and she loves reading, Lake Michigan, interior/landscape design, and time with friends and family.
Jeanna Boase, Counselor —Jeannaearned a degree in Business Administration from Baker College and is completing her MA Counseling degree at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. After coaching high school cheerleading for five years and being involved in youth ministry, she realized her passion was for serving teens and young adults in the areas of mental health and holistic wellness. Jeanna enjoys listening to people's unique stories and walking with them through times of growth. She has two cats - Wilbur and Peanut - and a husband, Kyle.
Jeromy Krogman, Counselor
Jessica Peters, Counselor —Jessica graduated from Calvin College (2012) with a degree in International Relations. Her passion for helping people led her to pursue her Masters in Counseling with a specialization in Addictions at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. She would like to pursue her PsyD specializing in Trauma and Neuro-Psychology. Ultimately, Jessica would like to work with people who have been through traumatic experiences with a holistic perspective of Body, Mind and Spirit. Jessica loves to travel, learn new languages, read a good book, spend time with great friends, and occasionally binge watch Netflix.
Joshua Twiest, Counselor — Joshua is a graduate from Grace Bible College with a degree in youth ministry. As he seeks to serve God and build others up, counseling was a natural calling. He continues to serve as the Associate Pastor of Youth at Belmont Baptist Church in Belmont, Michigan. Joshua is also a Chaplain Candidate in the Michigan Army National Guard. Before beginning his journey as a Chaplain Candidate, he served in the Michigan Army National Guard for over 10 years as an Information Systems Operator / Maintainer. This included a deployment to Kuwait in 2008. He is married to Lisa Twiest and has 3 children. He enjoys all things nerdy, including video games, non-traditional board games, sci-fi/fantasy movies, Tae Kwon Do, and riding his motorcycle.
Denise Boldt, Counselor
Mike Wiersma, Counselor —Mike graduated from Cornerstone University in 2014 with Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He is currently working towards his Master of Arts in Counseling at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is also actively involved in several different youth development programs in inner-city Grand Rapids. During his free time he likes to relax, travel, watch movies and read.