Advisors Who Stand with Discovering MErcy
Our advisory board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to support the board's projects to better reach the vision of our organization.
Jean Crane, MA
For the past 19 years, Jean Crane has worked to improve the well-being of people from all walks of life, finding great joy in her work as a licensed mental health therapist.
Jean earned an undergraduate degree in Communications from Wheaton College and went on to receive an M.A. in Counseling/Psychology from Trinity International University in 2001. During graduate school, she served internships at an inpatient hospital for adults and in the counseling center at a university. Her first professional position was as a counselor in a residential treatment facility in Denver, where she helped teenage girls who were struggling with depression, grief and loss issues, anxiety, attachment problems, attention deficit concerns, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
In 2002, Jean married her husband, John, and moved with him to the Indianapolis area to start their family, which now includes four children. Before joining the Care to Change team, she used cognitive-behavioral therapy to improve the lives of clients as an outpatient clinician for St. Francis Hospital.
Jean is certified in EMDR, a treatment for trauma victims. She also specializes in helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and grief and loss.
She has facilitated groups to help adults and children cope with issues related to self-esteem, family substance abuse, anger management, healthy relationships, depression, anxiety, and stress. Jean assists with the special counseling needs of teenagers, women, missionaries, pastors, and their families, and regularly deepens her professional knowledge by attending the American Association of Christian Counseling conferences.
Brenda is a pastor’s wife in Akron, Ohio. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 1993 and has volunteered in various capacities in her church and community ever since. She homeschooled her three sons for 13 years and has stayed involved with three direct sales companies that she loves (Forever, Creative Memories, and Juice Plus+). She teaches Bible classes at her church and cares for the women God has placed her path, and she is finding that an understanding of the traumatized mind greatly enhances her ability to do that.
Brenda formats and proofreads the transcripts for Dr. Michael Heiser’s Naked Bible Podcast, which is where she first heard about Discovering MErcy. She was asked to do a transcript for them, which led to involvement in creating curriculum. Her job is to try to put Fern & Audrey’s vast clinical experience into writing and to help make sure one idea flows into the next. Along the way, she has read all the books and watched all the training videos to get up to speed, and she would be the first one to stand up and say that this education is priceless and that everyone should take the Discovering ME Foundational Course!
Brenda enjoys growing things, learning just about anything, knitting, digital scrapbooking, photography, and long talks at the coffee shop with friends. Her family has visited about 20 National Parks in a pop-up camper, finding that getting out in nature refreshes them and gives them a lot to laugh about together later.
Currently serving as Vice President of Global Marketing at OSF Digital, Becky joined the team in 2019 first as VP of Field Marketing in North America. With more than 15 years of worldwide marketing and demand generation experience in rapidly growing organizations, Becky plays a major role in driving demand that influences and converts revenue growth globally.
With a passion for technology and technical services, Becky is able to introduce and implement marketing and sales enablement efficiencies that deliver strong results and deep business intelligence. Her speaking engagements focus on the marketing strategies behind digital transformation efforts. Becky graduated from Arizona State University and participated in a language immersion program at Universite Laval in Quebec City.