Counseling & Recovery

Transformed People, Transforming Our World

Marriage & Family Ministry offers a donation-based assessment/referral counseling service (standard policy provides 1 to 3 counseling appointments).  There are several professional pastoral counselors available Monday-Thursday appointments

Jeff Reinke,  Marriage & Family Pastor, 760-929-0029, ext. 126

Amanda Reider, Counseling Admin Assistant and for appointments, 760-929-0029, ext. 191,

Counselors at NCCC

Areas of Expertise

Lance Ahl – Premarital, PTSD (restoration), men/teens (11-19 years), trauma, grief, forgiveness, Pastor of Divinity

Linda Stewart – Grief, loss, reproduction grief/loss, abortion recovery, family, depression, anxiety, caregiving, spiritual issues, marital problems

Anita Griffie – Anxiety & depression, relationships, parenting, transitions, and trauma.

Zeree Adams – Women, teens, children (all ages), drug addiction, couples

Matt Gollaher, Marriage, premarital, mens

Amanda Reider – Relational challenges, anxiety, depression, spiritual identity issues, premarital, life transition, children

Matthew Raabsmith – Mens, couples, addiction, coaching

Joanna Raabsmith – Marital, premarital, spiritual, anxiety, trauma, young adult

Charles Threatt – Teens, couples, men, marriage, grief, spirituality



Pre-Marital Workshops

Tuesday nights – 7 pm – 9 pm, B203 Costs:  $200 per couple (Fee includes Prepare/Enrich Evaluation).  The fee is not due until after you have attended the Introduction class and have met with our facilitators, Travis & Shari Gomez.

Click here for more information on the next session and how to register.

Our purpose Our purpose is to encourage, serve, and equip marriages and families for growing, loving, Christ-centered relationships. The Marriage & Family Ministry welcomes you as you pursue God’s best for your marriage and families here at North Coast Calvary Chapel. It is important for you to know that our NCCC family includes single adults, single parents, and blended families. The premarital track has been created to help you find the encouragement and instruction that you need. We want to encourage you to join us as we learn and grow together in Christ. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions.

Premarital Course Overview If you are engaged, considering engagement or just dating, the NCCC Premarital Course is for you!    The $200 course fee includes one compatibility inventory and class materials. Space is limited, so we recommend registering soon! For more information or to register, contact Ellen at (760) 929-0029 x137, email 

Premarital Class Descriptions In addition to attending the following premarital classes, participating couples will meet regularly with a uniquely matched mentor couple.  The mentor couples will guide and support the couples through the entire premarital course.

Introduction (PREPARE/ENRICH®) This class introduces the participants to the Premarital Course.  Following the brief introduction by the Marriage and Family Pastor, Jeff Reinke, participants will take the PREPARE/ENRICH® inventory.

Session 1 – Know Your History and Usness

Session 2 – Pain Cycle

Session 3 – PeaceCycle

Session 4 – 4 Steps to Problem Solving.  This class introduces couples to practical communication skills to produce, protect, and sustain a vital relationship. Specifically, this class teaches couples how to develop confidence in effective marital communication, reduce disagreements and tension, and experience greater caring and esteem for each other.

Session 5 – Finances This class introduces couples to the fundamental issues and best practices regarding the management of finances in a marriage relationship.

Session 6 – Sex & Marriage This class presents how sex is beautiful and holy in God’s design.  Discussions and presentations examine how a healthy expression of sexuality can strengthen marriages and the importance of creating an environment for nurture and romance…

Session 7 – Forgiveness

MENTOR COUPLE BIOS: Travis & Shari Gomez have served in the Marriage and Family Ministry at North Coast Calvary Chapel for the 3 years.  During this time, they have been involved as teachers and mentors for couples who are participating in the Premarital Program.

Celebrate Recovery

New CR Logo 2013

The Recovery Ministry offers the healing power of Jesus Christ through Celebrate Recovery, a Biblically-based 12 step program for dealing with life’s hurts, habits, compulsions, addictions,  and struggles. Thursdays – 7 – 9 PM, B201

For more information contact: Ellen Hulse,  Email Ellen, 760.929.0029 x137

Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader, Larry Erickson, Email Larry, 262-497-3531

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and to find freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Pastor Rick Warren said that every single person – as a member of the human race – deals with a hurt, a hang-up, or a habit at some level, in some form; and so everyone needs recovery.  Our higher power is Jesus Christ and He leads us to make healing choices to replace our dysfunctional, compulsive, and addictive behaviors that are a temporary “fix” for our pain.  We become willing to accept God’s grace and forgiveness in solving our life’s problems so that we can begin to experience the true peace and serenity that we have been seeking. Please come join us in finding freedom in recovery in a safe environment to allow God’s healing and transforming power to work. Click below for more information about the North County Celebrate Recovery program.

NCCR Brochure – pdf

Financial Peace



FPU is the most important step to changing your financial future.  It is your Total Money Makeover Program. FPU is a 9-week life-changing program that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals and God’s plan for your life.

For questions or more information, please email or call Ellen, or all 760-929-0029, ext. 137.


North Coast Calvary Chapel will be hosting NAMI – Family to Family Education Program.

This is a free, 12-week course for families and friends of adults living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder.  Course participants gain vital information, insight and understanding of their loved one that many describe as life-changing.

Registrations is required and limited to 25 participants. To register or for more information, contact the office at or 760-722-3754