Meet the Counselors

The Guidance and Counseling Department is an integral part of the Westminster community.

The staff – made up of three professional school counselors and two college and career counselors – utilizes a Christ-centered, comprehensive approach to school counseling. Guidance and Counseling is committed to helping students recognize their God-given uniqueness and understand and develop the gifts that He has given them.

Our Counselors

 

Craig Walseth
Upper School Guidance Counselor

cwalseth@wcastl.org / 314.997.2901, ext. 6122

Craig graduated from Covenant Seminary with a Master of Arts in Counseling. He has counseled both adolescents and adults and earned his license. Craig came to Westminster in 2006 as the middle school guidance counselor. He and his wife have three energetic boys.

 

Martha Hyland
Upper School Guidance Counselor

mhyland@wcastl.org / 314.997.2901, ext. 6453

Martha graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a B.S. in history and an M.A. in counseling. She served as the school counselor at Twin Oaks Christian School for the past six years. Martha graduated from Westminster in 2001.

 

Karen Aaberg
Administrative Assistant – Guidance and Counseling Department

kaaberg@wcastl.org / 314.997.2901, ext. 6130

 

Chrissy Guerra
College Counselor

cguerra@wcastl.org / 314.997.2901, ext. 6398

Chrissy grew up in Sacramento, California, and attended Stanford University where she graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She then moved to St. Louis to do youth ministry at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church. In May 2014, Chrissy earned her Master of Education in School Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is an avid runner and loves reading as well as watching Stanford football.

 

Lori West
College and Career Counselor

lwest@wcastl.org / 314.997.2901, ext. 6460

Lori received a B.A. in social work from Grove City College and earned her M.S. in school counseling. She worked for six years as the K-12 school counselor at Twin Peaks Charter Academy in Longmont, Colorado. She and her husband Jim have four sons: James, Calvin, Drew, and Sam.

 

Mollie Pfuetze
Middle School Guidance Counselor

mpfuetze@wcastl.org / 314.997.2900, ext. 6454

Mollie comes to Westminster from Central Christian School where she served as the upper and lower elementary school counselor for six years. From 2003 to 2008 she served as the middle school counselor at Westminster. Mollie has a B.S. in education from the University of Tennessee and an M.A. in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. She and her husband Mark have two daughters Mallory (5th grade) and Bright (kindergarten) and a son Hampton (3rd grade).