Our Team

Ben Jones

Director of Barnabas Center – Triad NC

Counselor, Triad NC Office

Ben considers it an honor to walk alongside men and women who find themselves in the midst of the inevitable struggles of life. Prior to coming to the Barnabas Center in Charlotte in 2015, he counseled at the Oviedo Counseling Clinic in Florida for two years while working on his master’s degree at RTS-Orlando. For many years, Ben led men’s groups in the church. He has counseled people through many types of struggles but feels particularly called to working with married couples, men dealing with sexual compulsions, men and women dealing with interpersonal and relational struggles, and those who deal with anxiety and depression. Ben has also counseled teenagers from minority populations through an organization called Urban Promise. He is excited about being called to work with folks in the Piedmont Triad.

Ben is happily married to Amy and has four wonderful children under the age of 7. When not in the counseling room or busy with his roles as husband and father, he likes to make time for playing the banjo and guitar. He is also a ski patroller at Beech Mountain, NC.

Hannah Van Patter

Counselor, Triad NC Office

Hannah Van Patter began counseling in 2008 and joined Barnabas Triad in 2018. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, completing her undergraduate degree at UNCG and her Masters at NC A&T. She has also completed online courses through The Allender Institute in Seattle.

Hannah works with women and couples dealing with various struggles such as anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, body image issues, identity-issues, relational conflict, and spiritual abuse/confusion/anger. She feels passionate about walking alongside clients as they wrestle with engaging their stories in the midst of a broken world and begin to move out of interpersonal darkness into freedom and wholeness. Hannah also has experience counseling adolescents (ages 6-17) from her work at Youth Focus Outpatient Clinic (2008-2010).

Hannah is married to Michael and they live in Greensboro with their three children. When she isn’t counseling, Hannah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outside, thrifting, cooking curry, and watching The Great British Bake-Off.

Kristin Leathers

Counselor, Triad NC Office

Kristin Leathers began work as a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2008 and became a member of Barnabas Triad in 2019. In addition, she has worked for Young Life for 14 years. She earned her MA in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and her undergraduate degree from Meredith College.

Kristin works with women, men (regarding certain presenting issues), and couples. She is skilled in dealing with issues such as relational conflict, spiritual confusion, depression, anxiety, stress related to life adjustments, parenting conflict, trauma, and issues surrounding identity. Kristin feels privileged to meet clients where they are in life in order to move them towards wholeness in the context of life’s inevitable struggles and hurts. Because of her many years in ministry, Kristin also enjoys coming alongside individuals or couples in full-time ministry as they navigate the unique challenges that lifestyle presents.

Kristin has been married for 16 years to her husband, Eric, and together they have two children. Kristin enjoys being with her friends, playing games, exercising, and all things related to home design. She is proud of her family, her work, and to be rounding out her third time through all seasons of Downton Abbey.

Valerie Godwin

Administrative Support, Triad, NC Office

Valerie is so pleased to be a part of The Barnabas Center Triad and is doing all the various support activities to establish our counseling, teaching and training ministry to Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point.

She received her bachelor’s degree in English Education at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC. Valerie is married to Clyde and they have 3 married children and 5 grandchildren. She enjoys sewing, embroidering, volunteering with World Relief and being ‘Oma’ to those 5 adorable littles.

Schedule an Appointment

Step 1 – Fill out and submit your intake form. Within 24 hours of receipt of your completed form (excluding weekends and holidays), someone from The Barnabas Center will contact you to regarding next steps and schedule an appointment.

Step 2 – After being contacted by The Barnabas Center, you will be emailed consent forms that you can complete and bring to your first appointment.