Our Counseling Staff


Dr. Chuck Lynch

Dr. Lynch, founder and president of Living Foundation Ministries, is dedicated to helping people through biblical counseling, seminars and lay biblical counselor training.  He graduated from Biola University, received a M.A. and M.Div. from Talbot Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  He is the author of four books and has taught counseling at two Christian colleges.

Shelia Benzon

Shelia is a Board Certified Biblical Counselor and is Director of Woman to Woman Ministry.  She is a people helper with over 20 years experience ministering to women and families and singles.  God has taken Shelia's painful "broken world" experiences and turned them into jewels to be used in the lives of others.  Sharing from her heart the biblical tools she's learned, Shelia helps others resolve conflicts and bring emotional freedom God's way.  She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.  Shelia is a Prepare-Enrich Facilitator.

Steve Mulford

Steve is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and graduate of the University of Central Missouri. He has completed the L.F.M. Biblical Counseling training program. Steve has specialized training in Marriage Counseling as well as the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Sexual Addiction.  He is a credentialed Chaplain serving the Heart of America Council BSA as Chaplain and is certified by his church in leadership, teaching and care giving.  Steve is a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors , American Association of Christian Counselors, Counseling Solutions Group  and the International Federation of Christian Chaplains.  Steve is a Prepare-Enrich Facilitator.  He is married to Nancy, they have 5 adult children and 11 grandchildren.


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Fran Rodriguez

Fran is a Board Certified Biblical Counselor and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Although Fran holds Higher Education degrees in Communication and Counseling she has found that biblically based  counseling provides real answers and real hope for real people. Gods power, and healing Word, has brought Fran through painful personal struggles including: broken relationships, the loss of her 11 year old daughter, mother and father, alcoholism, co-dependency, depression and anxiety. God has taken Fran’s painful past experiences and failures, and has turned them into “gifts” that are now used for the glory of God. She knows first hand the freedom that comes through knowing that God causes ALL things to work together for good, to those who love God, to those who are called according to His Purpose. Romans 8:28

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Marshall and Nina Marley

After twelve years as Directors of Building Strong Marriages Ministry based in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area, Marshall and Nina Marley joined the international training staff of Living Foundation Ministries and began traveling with us in the spring of 2012. They focus on strengthening marriages and training counselors and lay people to mentor couples from a biblical perspective. On a recent trip to Venezuela, the response to their teaching was so overwhelming that they have continued their training sessions via Skype. In the near future, the Marleys will be traveling with us to several places in Europe and we anticipate the same response.

Marshall and Nina are a classic example of a couple that takes their past marriage failures and converts them into a strong and thriving marriage. With insight they share what does work biblically and what does not work humanly. Like the apostle Paul who became a godly example of a transformed life (I Timothy 1:12-16), the Marley's lives and marriage are a testimony of God's grace and mercy and what can happen when biblical principles are applied to one's personal life and marriage.

Their training sessions (along with the use of a translator when necessary) are appropriate for large or small groups, and they have worked successfully with many individuals and couples. After years of fruitful ministry in the US, they have expanded their ministry abroad and LFM is very pleased to be able to add Marshall and Nina to the training staff and offer additional practical, biblical tools and resources.

Living Foundation Ministries



Fax 816-229-5056    (please call number above to arrange fax)
611 NW R.D. Mize Rd
Blue Springs, MO 64014



We are located 3 blocks south (second traffic signal) of I-70 & Missouri 7 Highway (exit 20) in Blue Springs, MO in the eastern Kansas City Metroplex.  See map below. Click on the map to enlarge.


Mon-Thu :

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Wed :

04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Counseling services are available by appointment only, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday evening until 7:00 p.m. and Fridays by special arrangement.

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