Faculty & Staff

Faculty in the Department of Marriage and Child and Family Services provide rich resources in academic, clinical, and spiritual leadership. Faculty members in the MFT program are licensed mental health professionals, and in addition to their teaching and research interests, they each have their own private practice caseloads. Child and Family Services faculty are Certified Family Life Educators and are involved in providing educational programs to their churches and the community. 

All of the faculty are dedicated Christians and are intentional about integrating their spiritual and professional lives. Faculty are also involved in their professions through membership in professional organizations such as the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. The faculty regularly present at state, national, and international conferences and publish their work in peer-reviewed academic journals. 



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Dale Bertram, Ph.D., LMFT (KY), LMFT (AL)
Department Chair and Program Director

B.A., Eastern New Mexico University, 1981
M.A., Eastern New Mexico University, 1983
M.Ed., The College of Idaho, 1991
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 1995

Phone: 325-674-3780
Email: deb12a@acu.edu


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Greg Brooks, Ph.D., LMFT
Clinic Director of The Marriage and Family Institute

B.A., Harding University, 1997
M.S., Harding University, 2000
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2014

Kayla Mennenga, Ph.D., M.MFT
Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

B.A., Howard Payne University, 2008
M.MFT, Abilene Christian University, 2010
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2013
Ph,D., Brighman Young University, 2015

Phone: 325-642-7947
Email: kayla.mennenga@gmail.com

Steven Wages, Ph.D., CFLE
Associate Professor of Child and Family Services

A.A., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
M.MFT, Abilene Christian University, 1994
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2002

Phone: 325-674-2092
Email: wages@acu.edu

Adjunct Faculty

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Kurt Boyland, MMFT, LMFT, LPC
Clinical Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy

M.MFT, Abilene Christian University, 2002

Phone: 325-674-3724
Email: kxb00a@acu.edu

Tim Ehrhart, M.MFT, LMFT
Clinical Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy

B.A., Lipscomb University, 2003
M.MFT. Abilene Christian University, 2005

Email: tim.ehrhart@acu.edu

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Cara Flanders, M.MFT, LPC-S, LMFT
Clinical Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy

B.S., Harding University, 1988
M.MFT, Abilene Christian  University, 1992

Phone: 325-674-2063
Email: cara.flanders@acu.edu

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Janet Jergins, M.MFT, LMFT, LPC
Clinical Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy

B.S., Lubbock Christian University, 1976
M.MFT, Abilene Christian University, 1988

Email: jerginsj@acu.edu

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Thomas Milholland, Ph.D., LMFT
Adjunct Faculty of Marriage and Family Therapy
Assistant Provost of Institutional Effectiveness
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

B.S., Oklahoma Christian University, 1966
M.S., East Texas State University, 1972
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1979

Phone: 325-674-2918
Email: milholland@acu.edu

Heidi Morris, Ph.D., CFLE
Adjunct Faculty of Child and Family Services
Director of "Families First"

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1998
M.MFT, Abilene Christian Univeresity, 2000
Ph.D., Texas Women’s University, 2008

Phone: 325-674-2306
Email: heidi.morris@acu.edu

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Steve Rowlands, M.MFT, LMFT, LPC
Clinical Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy
Director, ACU Medical and Counseling Care Center

B.A., University of New Mexico, 1988
M.MFT, Abilene Christian University, 1994

Phone: 325-674-2626
Email: rowlandss@acu.edu

Steve Willis, M.MFT, LPC
Clinical Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy

White's Ferry Road School of Biblical Studies, 1976 
B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1986
M.MFT. Abilene Christian University, 1988



Teri Sura
Senior Administrative Coordinator & Degree Plan Specialist

Phone: 325-674-3778
Email: tjc09a@acu.edu

Teri is the Administrative Coordinator for the Department of Marriage and Child and Family Services. She manages all academic tasks including applications, interview dates, budgetary concerns, and accreditation materials. She also serves as the Degree Plan Specialist for the B.S. in Child and Family Services.


Barbara Wilson
Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 325-674-3724
Email: baw00e@acu.edu

Barbara is the Administrative Coordinator for the Marriage and Family Institute. She manages the day-to-day operations of the MFI including receiving intake calls, assigning clients to therapists, and managing the accounting practices of the clinic. 

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