Student & Family Support

 

The Guidance and Counseling Department works with students to address academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and college/career concerns.

Whether meeting with students individually to work through personal struggles, guiding students and parents toward a successful four-year academic plan, presenting lessons in the classroom, or hosting parent education events, Westminster’s counselors proactively reach out to Westminster students and families. While they provide short-term counseling to students in need, our counselors also offer referrals to outside agencies and individuals who can provide more extensive support.

Utilizing a Christ-centered, comprehensive approach to school counseling, the department is committed to helping students recognize their God-given uniqueness and understand and develop the gifts that He has given them.

Meet Our Guidance Counselors

Martha Hyland

Martha Hyland

Upper School Guidance Counselor, 9th & 10th Grade
Martha graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in counseling. Before coming to Westminster, she served as the school counselor at Twin Oaks Christian School for six years. Martha graduated from Westminster in 2001.

Contact Martha Hyland
Jonnell Patton

Jonnell Patton

Upper School Guidance Counselor, 11th & 12th Grade
Jonnell comes to Westminster from 20 years of private practice in counseling. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work from California State University, Long Beach and a master’s degree in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. Jonnell and her husband have two children.

Contact Jonnell Patton
Mollie Pfuetze

Mollie Pfuetze

Middle School Guidance Counselor
Mollie comes to Westminster from Central Christian School where she served as the upper and lower elementary school counselor for six years. Mollie has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. She and her husband have three children.

Contact Mollie Pfuetze

College & Career Counseling

Our five-year program helps prepare students for their next step.

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Meet our College & Career Counselors

Suzanne Goff

Suzanne Goff

College & Career Counselor
Suzanne graduated from the University of Missouri with dual degrees in English and religious studies and received her master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Southeast Missouri State University. She has worked in university admissions, new student programs, and orientation, as well as in a variety of community outreach capacities. She and her husband have two children.

Contact Suzanne Goff
Max Pott

Max Pott

College & Career Counselor
Max obtained both his bachelor’s in psychology and his master’s in education from Truman State University and his educational specialist degree in administration from the University of Missouri, Columbia. His extensive experience consists of both classroom instruction as well as education administration. Max and his wife have two children.

Contact Max Pott
Lori West

Lori West

College & Career Counselor
Lori received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Grove City College and earned her master’s degree in school counseling. She worked for six years as the K–12 school counselor at Twin Peaks Charter Academy in Longmont, Colo. She and her husband have four sons.

Contact Lori West

Contact Guidance & Counseling

Shauna Collison
Administrative Assistant