Curriculum Vitae

Kelly James Bonewell


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


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


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

1994-1996 Buyer, Boise Cascade, Schaumburg, IL

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


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


First and Second Order Change in the Care Process, Ada Bible Church, February 2014.

Dynamics of Growth and Maturity for Better Mental Health, Ada Bible Church, December 2013.

Protecting Others and Yourself in Caring for Others, Ada Bible Church, October 2013.

Domestic Violence: Information and Guidelines, Ada Bible Church, November 2012.

Self-care in Pastoral Ministry, Ada Bible Church, May 2012.

Caring for Patients: Making Hospital Visits, 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.

Confidentiality and Communication, 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.

Marriage Therapy: 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 a New Era, 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

1992 – 1994 Deacon, Loop Christian Ministries CRC, Chicago, IL

Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); License #6401008653; State of Michigan, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Registrations

National Provider Identification Information, #1013931872

Level 2 Certified, Gottman Therapist

Awards and Recognition

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