Staff Bios

Dr. Ron Allchin, ACBC

D. Min – Westminster Sem.

Ron served as the Executive Director of BCC since its beginning in 1989 through 2015. He holds his Doctorate of Ministries in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Seminary and is a Fellow and Board member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Currently, Dr. Allchin serves local churches through training and teaching. He also serves with the Low Country Biblical Counseling Center in Charleston, SC where he resides with his wife Sherry. They enjoy traveling to various mission locations and have had the opportunity to teach counseling in many foreign countries. They have three married adult children and seven grandchildren.

Dr. Donna Hart, ACBC

Ph.D. – Trinity Seminary

Donna Hart, PhD, has been counseling in greater Chicago for more than 15 years and is a counselor at Biblical Counseling Center in Arlington Heights, IL. She also enjoys being an adjunct professor in the adult undergraduate department at Trinity International University. Her education includes a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a PhD in biblical counseling from Trinity Seminary. Prior to becoming a Biblical counselor, she owned a personal chef business. She still loves to cook and often hosts dinner gatherings, at Donna’s diner (a.k.a. her kitchen). Prior to being a personal chef, I was an interior designer focused on office spaces. She has been married to Don for 20 years with their miniature schnauzers Rossie and Spanky. When she’s not counseling or blogging, Donna enjoys golfing, exercising, and knitting.

Dr. Tim Allchin

D. Min – Central Bap. Theo. Sem.

In 2015, Tim was named the Executive Director at BCC and counsels out several offices. He is also part of the BCC Teaching Team who teach and equip local churches in the areas of counseling. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Seminary and is currently on track to complete his doctorate in counseling from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Biblical Counseling Center, Tim pastored for 12 years in a local church in Naperville where he served in a variety of roles working with students, families and adults. He also had direct responsibility in the areas of counseling and recovery ministries and was a frequent teacher in many different venues within the church. Tim loves the hope found in the gospel and loves helping other embrace the good news found in Christ. He enjoys walking alongside those who are hurting and struggling and helping them find hope and help in applying God’s word to the practical issues of life. He particularly enjoys working with youth, families and men.

Sherry Allchin, ACBC

M.A, Trinity Seminary

Sherry has a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Seminary, Newburg IN, and has been counseling at Biblical Counseling Center in Arlington Heights since 1994. Sherry and her husband Ron have served in ministry together for over 40 years, with more than 20 years experience in youth ministry and several years teaching in Christian schools. Since 1989 they have worked together at BCC, and enjoy traveling and teaching at seminars together around the globe. Sherry and Ron have three married children who all serve the Lord alongside godly mates. Sherry enjoys reading and gardening, but especially loves spoiling her seven wonderful grandchildren in all the ways a grandmother should!

Don Hart ACBC

M.R.E. Trinity Evan. Div. School

Don Hart is an ordained pastor and is certified biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblicial Counselors, with more than 9,000 hours of counseling time. His primary focus is on issues related to marriage and family including fear, anger, despair, and depression, and foolish thinking that can lead to sinful behavior. He also counsels those who might be considering divorce on either biblical or non-biblical grounds.

Other areas Don counsels include how best to communicate with children, premarital counseling (first time marriage), and re-marital counseling (those considering marriage again). This is most important when there are children involved.

Additionally, Don counsels men who are struggling with sexual addiction issues especially as it relates to pornography.

Don is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and holds a masters degree in Religious Education. He also has an additional 15 hours of special training in marriage and family therapy. He and his wife live in Palatine, Illinois.

Brandon Lowery, ACBC

M.A. – Wheaton College

Brandon Lowery holds an MA in Counseling Ministry from Wheaton College and has extensive experience as a counseling ministry leader within the local church. Brandon is certified with ACBC and serves as an Assistant Pastor overseeing counseling and discipleship in his local church. Brandon offers a passion for God’s word to be practically applied, patience with wounded and struggling individuals, and humility that acknowledges his own need for Christ.

Brandon enjoys counseling in the areas of struggling marriages, pre-marital counseling, adolescents, addictions, anxiety, anger, depression and biblical masculinity; his most recent research is based in Post Traumatic Stress (PTS; PTSD) and Shame. Brandon is married to his best friend, Christina, and is father to three small children, two boys and a girl.

Lucy Ann Moll, ACBC

D. Min. Cand. – Birmingham Theo. Sem.

Lucy Ann Moll’s passion is counseling God’s hope to hurting women and families. She is working toward a Doctory of Ministry in Biblical Counseling and is a certified counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC). She also is a graduate of Western Seminary in Portland, OR, in Pastoral Care to Women.

She has a journalism degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and has written three books and thousands of magazine articles and blog posts. Lucy’s counseling specialties: sexual abuse; domestic abuse; difficult emotions including depression, anxiety, fear, anger, shame, and loneliness; adoption issues, infertility, wayward children; and struggling marriages.

She is married to her college sweetheart, Steve, and they have two adult children and a teenage son. Lucy enjoys walking, reading, and eating dark chocolate. The family cat, Polly, thinks she runs the home; she does.

Jerrod Tillotson

M. Div – Denver, M.A Wheaton College

Jerrod is an intern counselor primarily at our DuPage office. He has earned his M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy from Wheaton College as well as a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary. Jerrod has years of experience in youth ministry, working with both teens and parents. Jerrod is in process of completing a certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

Jerrod believes that people need God and other people. Help and healing can occur when we allow Jesus into our lives through the Spirit for renewed transformation and when we create and maintain caring and meaningful relationships with others. Jerrod has experience in working with individuals, couples, and families with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, anger, depression, self-harm, spiritual issues, and difficult life stage transitions.

Jerrod and his wife, Emily, have a young son.

Doug McDaniel

M.Div – Golden Gate, M.A. –  Phoenix

Doug is a counselor who works out of our Northwest Indiana office. He has pastored and counseled for more than 20 years and does a lot of marriage and family counseling. Doug has an MDiv from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary as well as a Masters in Counseling from University of Phoenix.

Doug is a husband, a father of three children, grandfather of eight, and an soon-to-be great-great grandfather. He enjoys fishing, cycling, and writing.

Carol Wright

M.A. – Liberty Seminary

Carol is a biblical counselor who works out of our Northwest Indiana office. She has a heart for helping hurting women and is gifted in interceding for her counselees in prayer. Carol has earned a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University. As an undergraduate at Trinity Bible College, she majored in Conflict Resolution. Carol also has further training in Critical Incident Stress Management.

She and her husband, Doug, make their home near the great sand dunes of Indiana.

Pam Zylstra, ACBC

M.A. (in progress) Faith Bible Sem.

Pam works out of our Northwest Indiana office. She is an ACBC-certified biblical counselor who is nearing completion of a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling at Faith Seminary. She also helps oversee the biblical counseling program of Crossroads Bible College at its Gary, IN, campus, and has served as a court-appointed special advocate.

Pam and her husband, Doug, have three grown daughters and are grandparents.