Our Team

Clyde Godwin

Director of The Barnabas Center – Triad Office

Since completing seminary in 1979, Clyde has ministered on college campuses, in church planting and re-planting, leading a missions organization, and as a senior pastor. He recently completed 10 wonderful years pastoring at Hope Church, Winston-Salem. He is very excited about bringing the core values and mission of The Barnabas Center to the Triad area.

Clyde is an ordained Presbyterian minister and graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He received his bachelor’s degree in religion at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC. In 2017, he completed a 2-year certificate program at the Soul Care Institute in Divide, CO. He is married to Valerie and they have 3 married children and 4 grandchildren. Clyde enjoys golf, reading, movies and being ‘Papa!’

Ben Jones

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.

Todd  Jones

Counselor, Triad NC Office

Todd was born and raised in Greensboro and has been a licensed professional counselor in the state of NC since 2004.  Due to his work as a campus staff with InterVarsity and as a pastor in Greensboro, he has developed a heart to come
alongside men of all ages.  He believes that we are broken in relationship and we heal through our relationship with Christ and others. Todd has counseled men through issues that they face over a lifespan.  He feels particularly called to working with men who are recovering from sexual addiction, childhood or adult trauma, anxiety, relational betrayal, loss of a loved one, and unwanted attractions.  Because of his past ministry experiences, he also has a heart for walking alongside men who are in full time ministry and struggle with their own soul care and need a safe place to be open and honest. Ultimately, Todd is committed to helping men, and those they love, find God through their struggles and experience His love, acceptance, and grace.  

When Todd is not counseling he enjoys working out at the YMCA, going on long walks with his dog, playing spike ball, corn hole and any board games.  He loves watching sports, Survivor, Seinfeld re-runs and Netflix.

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 Assistant, Triad, NC Office

Valerie is so pleased to be a part of The Barnabas Center Triad and will be doing all the various support activities to bring 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 4 grandchildren. She enjoys sewing, embroidering, substitute teaching in Forsyth County and being ‘Oma’ to those 4 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.