At Tri-State Bible College, we seek to provide our students with quality advising and counseling. Students frequently seek counsel in four main areas: General Advising, Pre-Major and General Advising, Financial Aid Advising, and Graduate and Career Counseling.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you are taking challenging classes while trying to work a full-time job. The pressure can affect more than academics. It can affect students emotionally, relationally, and spiritually, in addition to academically. The student’s advisor knows the importance of these matters and is in a good position to help.
Pre-Major and General Advising
We want every student to get off to a positive and focused start to their journey at TSBC. Academic advising is offered by:
- Dr. Mark Phillips, Vice President of Academics
Dr. Alicia Malone also does general advising. Dr. Brad Brandt and Kristi Reeves counsel students via face-to-face and virtual means; both are certified counselors, who can help students in life and mental health challenges.
Financial Aid Advising
Financial advising is offered by the Director of Financial Aid:
Graduate & Career Counseling
We realize that moving into a graduate program or applying your certificate or degree to a career are big steps. Advising is available at:
- Bobby Mercer, Vice President of Advancement
TSBC has two certified counselors available for face-to-face or virtual meetings with students:
Dr. Brad Brandt
Pastor Brad loves teaching God’s word so that people will love and live for Jesus Christ. He received biblical training from Cedarville University (B.A.), Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary (MDiv Pastoral Studies; ThM Old Testament Studies), and Grace Seminary (DMin). He is a Certified Biblical Counselor and Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He has served as the Pastor of Wheelersburg Baptist Church since 1987, serving along with his wife, Sherry.
As a LISW and Art Therapist, Kristi believes her eclectic approach can help you navigate your past, present and future selves to find equilibrium. She is a qualified provider of EMDR, a certified grief counselor, and she holds a post-master’s graduate degree in Art Therapy. Her work is trauma-focused and holistic. Kristi’s approach to therapy is psychodynamic, person-centered, compassionate, and individualized. Her goal is to help you heal, energize, improve your relationships, and find balance to become aware of your strengths.