Meet Our Staff

starr_thomThomas Starr, MS, LPC

School Counseling Program Coordinator
Director of C3
tstarr@lbc.edu

 

Education

BA in Youth Ministry, Sociology from Eastern University
MS in Adult Counseling Certification in Secondary School Counseling from West Chester University

Special Training/ Experience

Certificate in Marriage and Family therapy from Shippensburg University
Certificate in Elementary Education, Special Education K-12, MS Math and MS English
Licensed Professional Counselor

Previous Employment

Secondary School Counselor for 7 years at Annville-Cleona in Annville, PA

Why God lead me to C3@LBC

This position was an answer to prayer for my wife and me. We had been asking God and considering what might be the next step in my career progression. When this position was first made known to me, I just knew it was where I needed to be. I was really praying that it was where God wanted me to be. I believe that issues and concerns that are addressed during this time in an individual’s life could provide for tremendous growth opportunities as they mature and develop in their faith and career progression.

blest_kimberly

Kimberly Blest, MA, LPC

Campus Counselor
kblest@lbc.edu

 

 

Education

BS Human Resource Management from Messiah College
MA Marriage and Family Counseling from Lancaster Bible College

Special Training/ Experience

Licensed Professional Counselor
National Board Certified Counselor
Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

Previous Employment

Program Therapist, Philhaven Day Hospital

Why I counsel at LBC?

I love working with college age students. So much happens during those four years in terms of gaining independence, formulating a worldview, and cementing one’s faith. I consider it a privilege to journey alongside these young adults as they learn and grow.

gradute-intern-photoPraveen Rudra

Graduate Assistant/Intern
rudr7192@lbc.edu

 

 

Education

B.Tech Mechanical Engineering (India). MA in Biblical Counseling (India).
Currently MA in Mental Health Counseling at Lancaster Bible College.

Special Training/ Experience

Intern at Phil haven York Adolescent/Child Day hospital
Certificate in Mental-Health First Aid from National Council for Behavioral health
Case counselor at Nireekshana Acet (India). Coordinator Care Counseling ministry (India)

Why I counsel at LBC?

Because being a student myself I do understand the needs, struggles and challenges which a student face in day to day life. LBC gives me an opportunity to use God’s word as a source through which I can walk along with these students in their journey. It is a blessing to equip students with tools which can support them to face these challenges and enrich their experiences of being a student at LBC.