CV

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kelly James Bonewell

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Psychology, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, 2008

Dissertation: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Religiosity and Sexual Compulsivity with Christian Males: Understanding Concepts and Correlations

M.A., Counseling, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI, 2002

B.A., English, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 1990

CURRENT POSITIONS

2008-             Director of Congregational Care, Ada Bible Church, Ada, MI

2002-             Counselor, Wellspring Consulting, Grand Rapids, MI

2016-             Adjunct Professor, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2002-2008    Founder and Director, Wellspring Counseling, Grand Rapids, MI

2002-             Counselor, Wellspring Consulting, Grand Rapids, MI

1994-1996    Buyer, Boise Cascade, Schaumburg, IL

1992-1994    Organization Coordinator, Loop Christian Ministries, Chicago, IL

TEACHING AND ADVISING

Counseling Techniques, Sociology of Addictions and Sociology of Trauma (online courses), Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

  • First and Second Order Change in the Care Process, Ada Bible Church, February, 2014.
  • Dynamics of Growth and Maturity, Ada Bible Church, December, 2013.
  • Protecting Others and Yourself in Ministry, Ada Bible Church, October, 2013.
  • Meeting Those Who Help Us: Interview with our Counselor Partners, Ada Bible Church, April, 2013.
  • Domestic Violence: Information and Guidelines, Ada Bible Church, November, 2012.
  • Essential Ingredients for Taking Care of Yourself in Pastoral Ministry, Ada Bible Church, May, 2012.
  • Caring for Patients: Making Hospital Visits (with Julie Bonewell, RN), Ada Bible Church, March, 2012.
  • Authentic Sexuality and Sexual Brokenness (with Pastor Brady Nemmers), Ada Bible Church, September, 2011.
  • Grief and Loss: How to Care for a Family Who Has Lost Someone (with Pastor Jeff Manion), Ada Bible Church, June, 2011.
  • Important Steps to Create Marriage Ministry at a Large Church, Ada Bible Church, April, 2011.
  • Talking with Someone: Confidentiality and Communication at Ada Bible Church, Ada Bible Church, October, 2010.
  • Sexual Addiction and Dysfunctions: Helping Someone with Sexual Problems, Ada Bible Church, May, 2010.
  • Preparing for a Wedding and Post Marriage Counseling (with Pastor Jeff Manion), Ada Bible Church, March, 2010.
  • Creating a Vision for Future Pursuits: Caring for the Congregation of Ada Bible Church, Ada Bible Church, January, 2010.
  • How to Help Those Who are Married: Counseling Essentials, Ada Bible Church, September, 2009.
  • Issues and Policies Concerning Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage, Ada Bible Church, July, 2009.
  • Depression and Suicide: How to Help Someone, Ada Bible Church, May, 2009.
  • Pastoral Ministry: What It Means to Be a Professional, Ada Bible Church, March, 2009.
  • Pastoral Ministry: Mentoring Pre-Married Couples, Ada Bible Church, January, 2009.
  • Important Guidelines and Policies for Pastoral Care, Ada Bible Church, December, 2008.
  • Pre-marital and Marital Counseling for Pastors and Staff, Ada Bible Church, October, 2008.
  • Creating a Congregational Care System in the Context of a Large Church, Ada Bible Church, December, 2008.
  • Open Forum for Questions Relating to Parenting and Marriage Issues, Resurrection Life Church, Grandville, MI, March, 2004.
  • Boys Will Be Boys, Issues of Pornography and Attention-Deficit Syndrome with Adolescent Males, Resurrection Life Church, Grandville, MI, March, 2004.
  • Hoping Against Hope, Eating Disorders and Self-Injury with Young Women, Resurrection Life Church, Grandville, MI, February, 2004.
  • Parenting in the New World, Resurrection Life Church, Grandville, MI, February, 2004.
  • Pursuing Your Counseling Specialty after Graduation from Seminary, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, various times in 2002 – 2010.

VOLUNTEER WORK

2009 – current                   Elder, Ada Bible Church, Grand Rapids, MI

1991 – 1994                         InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Columbia College

1990 – 1993                        Deacon, Loop Christian Ministries CRC, Chicago, IL

LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); License #6401008653; State of Michigan, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Registrations
  • National Provider Identification Information, #1013931872

PUBLICATIONS

Bonewell, K. (2009). Intrin­sic and Extrin­sic Reli­gios­ity and Sex­ual Com­pul­siv­ity with Chris­t­ian Males, Under­stand­ing Cor­re­la­tions and Con­cepts. Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2014 Alumnus of the Year, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan