Chambers to speak during Northwestern chapel service

Dr. Jamie “JC” Chambers, a founding member of Stronghold Counseling Services in Sioux Falls, S.D., will speak during a Northwestern College chapel service on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11:05 a.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1993 by Chamber and fellow counselor Marlene Ruff, Stronghold Counseling Services was created as a place where patients could experience both clinical excellence and God’s grace. The mission of the counseling center is to spread God’s kingdom beyond the church’s doors while providing services to aid in the healing process.

Originally from Denver, Chambers earned a bachelor’s degree from Sterling College in Sterling, Kan., before moving to Sioux Falls to earn a master’s degree in counseling from North American Baptist Seminary. He also earned a doctorate in counseling education from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion.

A licensed psychologist, professional counselor, and marriage and family therapist, Chambers has worked extensively with adolescents and adults who struggle with chemical dependency issues. He also counsels patients dealing with abuse, parent/teen conflicts, eating disorders, spiritual abuse and codependent family living. He and his wife, Lorri, are the parents of Haley Wiggers, a 2016 Northwestern graduate.