Unificationist Coaches

Let one of our Unificationist coaches take you to the next level.

Our community is blessed with talented coaches who want to help you reach your full potential in every area of your life.  We have listed their unique skills and experience here so you can select and contact the coach that fits your unique purpose and vision. You can work out regular appointments with them and a payment plan on your own.


David Young

Strategic Intervention Coaching Training, Landmark Introduction Leader


Areas of Expertise:  Life Coaching, Business Coaching, Performance Coaching, Marriage Coaching

Session Options:  Video Call (Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.) and Phone Call

Suggested Rate Per Session:  $100, with sliding scale option (contact David to negotiate)

About David

David is committed to enabling people to live life powerfully and passionately. He’s obsessed with discovering what makes the difference in the quality of people’s lives. As a coach, he works with professionals, business leaders, students, parents, and small business owners to effectively create measurable results in areas of life that truly matter to them. David speaks internationally and inspires people to create results through their own creativity. At home, David balances his passion for others with his love of mixed martial arts and music. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Rika and their son. (read David’s story here:

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Life Coach, Marriage Mentor


Phone Number:  (805) 218-8712

Areas of Expertise:  Marriage Coaching, Mental Health

Session Options:  Video Call (Skype, Google Hangout, etc.) and Phone Call

Suggested Rate Per Session:  Sliding Scale- please contact Chris for more information

About Chris

From Chris: I have been mentoring young adults for the last decade through youth ministry as well as with NextGen Academy (NGA) and CARP. I received my life coaching certification in 2015 and have since been working diligently to earn my BS in Psychology with a minor in education. I have been a matching advisor for the last three years and am dedicated to helping individuals and families find happiness and achieve their full potential.

Chris’s Qualifications:

  • Matching Advisor: Bay Area Family Church May 2012-Present
  • Life Coach: Academy for Family Coach Training August 2015-Present
  • Mentor: NextGen Academy July 2009-Present
  • Assistant Trainer: NextGen Trainings July 2010-July 2016
  • Marriage Mentor: July 2014-Present

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Lucia Anderson

Spiritual Director, Peer Support Specialist, Recovery Expert 


Phone Number:  (480) 232-8681

Areas of Expertise:  Marriage Coaching, Mental Health, Grief/Loss, Co-Dependency, Attachment/Bonding, Addiction, Spiritual Direction

Session Options:  Video Call (Skype, Google Hangout, etc.) and Phone Call

Suggested Rate Per Session: Sliding Scale-Please contact Lucia for more information.

About Lucia

From Lucia: A personal journey with depression has driven my lifelong search for non-chemical methods to increase my personal happiness and sense of connection with the people in my life. I have been pursuing 12 Step Recovery since 2003 and I have completed all 12 Steps. My experience with God is very immediate and close. As a Spiritual Director, I do not have an agenda to promote any one faith tradition over others. Rather, my intention is to support you in your own personal faith journey. A Spiritual Director is someone who walks alongside you in your faith journey and supports you as you explore questions about life and God and faith. I was raised in a Quaker home with Buddhist and Jungian influences, and have experienced a variety of other expressions of Christianity including Positive Thought, Protestant Charismatic, and Roman Catholicism. I have been an active member of the FFWPU since 1975 and serve on the Education Committee of the Arizona Inter-Faith Council. I would consider it a privilege to engage in listening and sharing with you on any topics of spirituality, spiritual experiences, faith issues, and personal recovery and well-being that are of concern to you.

  • Lucia’s Qualifications:
    • Spiritual Director – Arizona Ecumenical Institute for Spiritual Direction in Scottsdale, Arizona “Art of Spiritual Companionship” – Commissioned May 2014
    • 12 Step Recovery (EA, DA, SLAA, COSA) – 2003 to present
    • Facilitated Learning Certificate – Recovery Innovations – August 2014
    • Peer Support Specialist – Recovery Innovations – 2014-2015
    • Peer Support Specialist certification, State of Arizona – November 2013
    • Bachelor of Science – Kennedy-Western University – September 2001
    • Member, Arizona FFWPU – 1986 to present
    • Blessed to Mark Anderson 1982
    • MFT – 1975-1982

    John Williams

    Licensed Counselor and Relationship Coach


    Phone Number: (973) 453-3902


    Areas of Expertise: Marriage Coaching, Sexual Issues, Addictions, Mental Health

    Session Options: Video Call (Skype, Zoom, etc.) and Phone Call; In Person

    Suggested Rate Per Session: $77 per hour with Sliding Scale option

    About John

    “You are probably reluctant and even embarrassed to seek some help. But all of us face situations that are beyond our experience now and then. Whether it is in a key family or work relationship, or in our relationship to ourselves or God, having someone from outside to talk to can make a big difference, often faster than you could imagine.

    “I believe that God designed us to live in a world of unconditional love. Such a world would make us powerful, fearless, joyful and secure in our importance and worth. But none of us live in that world. And so every day we are challenged right and left to do the responsible and loving thing, but without necessarily knowing what that looks like, or having enough resources of love and joy within ourselves.

    “With enough acceptance, caring support and fresh ways of looking at things, you and God can handle anything. You are strong, smart and capable. My approach is one of coaching first, that is, looking for and building on your natural strengths. We will explore practical insights and skills to help you find your answers quickly.

    “At the same time, if need be, I am skilled in helping you process old feelings and unhelpful thinking that are getting in your way and liberate you from painful past experiences. That’s when my expertise as a counselor kicks in. 

    “The challenges you now face may well be coming up to help you correct unhelpful patterns of behavior and heal old inner wounds. We’ll tackle them together.

    “I understand from personal experience how anxiety, depression, problems with family and other issues can be a burden–compounded by guilt and shame over even having the issues! I also know how hard it can be to reach out and find effective help. And don’t worry—whatever it is, you are not alone and I have heard it before. I’ll make it easy for you to share. At the very least, let me advise you as to the options you have to face your challenge.”

    John is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and has a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling. He is the owner of and Bulletproof Integrity. He is also the Resident Counselor at High Noon, a grassroots Unificationist initiative for pornography education and recovery, and the founding director of the Blessed Marriage Project that sponsors marriage enrichment retreats for Blessed couples. John graduated from the Seminary and helped author a Unification Principle lecture series used worldwide. He is also the co-author of Educating for True Love: Explaining Sun Myung Moon’s Teaching on Morality, Family and Society (2006). John has helped develop Blessing preparation and education programs over the last 20 years. He and his wife, Cathy, are a 2075 couple and live in New Jersey. They have a Blessed daughter.

    Myrna Lapres

    Parent Educator and Coach


    Phone Number: (510) 593-7807


    Areas of Expertise: Parent Education through webinars, Parent Coaching, Family Healing Retreats, Event Speaker

    Session Options: Video Call (Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.) and Phone Call, Zoom Webinars

    Suggested Rate Per Session: Sliding Scale – Please contact Myrna for more information.

    Parenting Webinar Rate: $40/3 week group sessions

    About Myrna

    Myrna Lapres has been a teacher, administrator and educator for over 25 years and was instrumental in helping the Principled Academy (San Leandro, CA) to become the Bay Area’s leading character education school for preschool through 8th grade with an excellent academic program as well.

    But Myrna’s passion is working with parents–empowering parents to strengthen their connection in heart with their children by teaching practical strategies for reducing behavior problems, increasing motivation, and building assets which contribute to life-long responsibility and resiliency for their children.

    Certified as a Love and Logic trainer and strongly influenced by the principles of Real Love, Myrna Lapres is an experienced parent educator and coach who is passionate about supporting parents in raising awesome kids.

    Married for 35 years, Myrna raised three sons together with her husband Michael and is looking forward to being a grandparent. She enjoys traveling to new places with Michael, reading, taking walks in beautiful forests and playing her flute.

    Check out her website: or contact her at

     Interested in Being Listed as a Coach?

    The BFM is always on the lookout for competent counselors to support our Blessed Families. If you are a qualified Unificationist counselor interested in being listed on this page, please email to apply!