Our team of counselors at Biblical Counseling of Arizona serve at various churches in the Phoenix area in the Biblical counseling field. Each counselor offers services unique to their background, training, and experience.

Biblical Counseling of Arizona was founded with mission to assist our community, regardless of race, creed, religion or tradition, and to experience personal revival and direction through Biblical counseling.

Our Adminstration

Chuck Bishop
Chuck BishopPresident
Chuck Bishop founded and has led Royal Covers of Arizona, a construction company in Mesa since 1979. He is an elder at Redemption Church Gilbert where he has attended for over 25 years. He sits on the board of Mt. Nebo Prison Ministry. Leads weekly home group bible studyHe has three grown children, many grandchildren and has married to Kathi since 1982. He enjoys seeing people’s lives changed through Jesus Christ and the power of the word of God.
Kathi Bishop
Kathi BishopVice President & Co-Founder
Kathi Bishop is co-founder of Biblical Counseling of Arizona. She serves as a counselor at Redemption Church. She is a graduate of Arizona State University. She counseled at Crisis Pregnancy Center. Kathi is ACBC Certified since 2012 and is CCEF trained. She has a certificate as a AZ State Mediator and Peacemakers ministry. Kathi is a conference speaker and teacher of the Word. She has been married to Chuck since 1982. They have 3 children, many grandchildren and more to come!

Counselors & Staff

Sandy Bacon
Sandy BaconCounselor
Sandra Bacon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Counseling, a Foundations Certificate from CCEF and has completed additional coursework in Marriage and Family Counseling. She and David Bacon, married since 1989, have two adult children and are members of Missio Dei Communities in Tempe where they lead biblical studies on marriage and premarital counseling. Sandy has enjoyed leading workshops, retreats, and discipleship groups for women in her desire to see women grow personally and in their relationship to the Lord.
Vicki Diemert
Vicki DiemertCounselor
Vicki Diemert has a B.S. in Family Social Science from the University of MN. She has completed all three certificates from CCEF (Christian Counseling Education Foundation) and has a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Vicki is married to Matt and they have 4 children. They have been foster parents since 2008 and continue to have a heart for foster care and adoption. She and her family have attended Redemption Church (formerly East Valley Bible Church) since 2000.
Joe Leavell
Joe LeavellCounselor
Joe Leavell is a teacher, counselor, blogger, punster, and I have a pastor’s heart. I have been married to my beautiful long time best friend, Rebekah, since June 2001. We have 4 beautiful children, Philip, Caleb, Sophia and Nathan. Raised in a pastor’s family, became a believer at a young age and find much joy in a crazy life carved out from a loving pursuit of knowing Him. Credentials: Pastoral degree from International Baptist College (2003); M.S. in Biblical Counseling from Master’s University (2015); Level 2 certification (ACBC)
Kimball Parker
Kimball Parker Counselor
Kimball Parker completed dual majors of economics and math with a computer science emphasis for his Bachelor’s Degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. He graduated from Thunderbird (Glendale, AZ) with a Masters of International Management. Kimball completed all CCEF certificates and holds a Masters Degree in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is ACBC and IABC certified. He counsels marriages with his wife, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Parker
Elizabeth Parker Counselor
Elizabeth Parker holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, has completed all CCEF Certificates and has earned a Masters in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. She is ACBC and IABC certified. Elizabeth has been married to Kimball since 1992. Together they counsel marriages.
Chilesa Ready
Chilesa ReadyCounselor
CHILESA J. READY holds degrees in English and Political Science (BA) and a doctorate degree in law (J.D.). She is an IABC certified Biblical Counselor. Chilesa travels as a conference speaker training, equipping and inspiring audiences to live without limit! She also ministers with Prison Fellowship and is a part of the teaching staff at Hope Women’s Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Chilesa is Co-founder of MoveU4Ward, LLC and has authored two books: Living the Limitless Life and The Five Week Marriage Tune Up Devotional. Chilesa attends Kingdom in the Valley Christian Church and has been married to Marcus since 2000. She has three amazing children.
Ginger Smith
Ginger Smith Counselor
Biblical Counseling provides an opportunity to share the message of hope to hurting people. A beautiful transformation happens when an individual goes from awareness and knowledge of God to applying his word and truth to their lives. It is a privilege and honor to be a part. My husband and I attend Redemption Tempe. Credentials: ACBC Certified, Holy Yoga Instructor
Echo Tung
Echo TungCounselor
Born and raised in Taiwan, Echo is a graduate of ASU, ACBC Certified Biblical Counselor, writer of children’s stories, international conference speaker, and lecturer of Biblical Counseling. Echo is married to Jeff, they have three adult children and one grandchild. She serves at Faith Church of the Valley and makes endeavors to change the culture of the communities for the gospel through writing, counseling, teaching, volunteering, and public-speaking.
Tanner Bishop
Tanner BishopTreasurer
Tanner is the Treasurer for Biblical Counseling of Arizona. As VP for RoyalCovers of Arizona, his talents will be greatly appreciated at our non-profit counseling center. He is married to Jenna and has 4 children.

Contact a Member of Our Team

Please contact us with any questions that your have about our services. We are ready to talk to you!