Plenary Speaker

Dr. Daniel Berger II

Dr. Daniel R. Berger II


Dr. Daniel R. Berger II is the founder and director of Alethia International Ministries (AIM), where he continues to write and to speak around the country at various conferences and ministries. He is also an experienced pastor, counselor, school administrator, and the author of numerous books on Christian counseling, practical theology, education, and the history and philosophy of the mental health construct. Daniel studied at Bob Jones University and Florida International University and earned his B.S. in counseling, an M.S. in counseling/ psychology, an M.A. in pastoral studies, and a doctorate in pastoral theology. He is also a certified member of the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC).

When he is not traveling to speak, Daniel and his wife Oriana live in Greenville South Carolina with their three children. Daniel also enjoys photography, golf (but not on the PGA tour), basketball, and almost every type of food. He has lived in Hawaii, Florida, Ohio, the Dominican Republic, and grew up in Cross Lanes West Virginia.

Workshop Speakers

Larry Ganschow


As a Board Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with nearly 29 years of experience in addictions and substance abuse counseling, Larry Ganschow brings the textbook knowledge, field experience, and personal repentance from drugs and alcohol into his counseling. Larry is a credentialed treatment provider for the State of Missouri and certified in Biblical Counseling through IABC. He knows, as John Calvin has stated, “The heart is an idol factory” and works tirelessly to convict his counselee’s and bring them to a saving knowledge of Christ, from which comes repentance.






Julie Ganschow

Julie Ganschow, Executive Director, Reigning Grace Counseling Centerå

Julie has been involved in Biblical Counseling and Discipleship for more than 20 years. She is passionate about the critical need for heart change in a person who desires change in their life.  She is the founder and Director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center (ACBC & IABC Certified Training Center) and Biblical Counseling for Women. She has been writing a daily blog on counseling issues women face since 2008.  Her extensive training has led to an M.A. in Biblical Counseling and certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). She also serves on the Counsel Board for the Biblical Counseling Coalition.
Julie is a gifted counselor and teacher, has authored numerous books and materials for biblical counseling, and co-authored a biblical counseling training course. She is also a featured contributor in GriefShare and a frequent retreat and conference speaker.  She makes her home in Kansas City, Missouri with her wonderful husband Larry. Together they have raised 3 sons who have married and begun to bless them with grandchildren. You can find her blog at bc4women.org and information about her ministries at rgcconline.org, and biblicalcounselingforwomen.org

Dianne Keech

Dianne Keech

Dianne has 30 years experience working with child protection with a B.A. in Comparative Cultures and an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling.  She has over 300 hours of continuing education units related to all facets of child protection including domestic violence.  She has worked as a counselor at City Union Mission, a Court Services Officer at the Wyandotte County KS Juvenile Court and she served as the Deputy Director of Prevention and Protection Services at Kansas Department for Children and Family Services.  Currently, Dianne is the lead consultant for S.A.F.E. Child Protection Consulting, LLC.



Linda Rice

Linda Rice, Author of Parenting the Difficult Child

Linda and her husband have three grown children, one biological and two adopted. She holds an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California, and is certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Linda has been counseling at Gateway Biblical Counseling and Training Center since 2007 and has taught as an adjunct professor at Calvary Bible College. She participates in a weekly Bible study and music for her church and a community chorale. Author of Parenting the Difficult Child: A Biblical Perspective on Reactive Attachment Disorder, she maintains a blog at SeedSown Press.