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Pastor Lamar Eifert - B.A., M.A

Director of VFBCC and Associate Pastor
of Valley Forge Baptist

Pastor Eifert worked in the financial and pharmaceutical fields for the first 12 years of his career before surrendering to full-time Christian ministry.  After this dramatic career change, he was ordained to the ministry in 1998 and has served as the Pastor of Family Ministries and Counseling at Valley Forge Baptist Temple for the past 20 years.  He opened the Valley Forge Biblical Counseling Center (VFBCC) in 2013 where he serves as Director.  He has his Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry and Biblical Counseling and is also  a certified biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).  He began the annual Competent to Counsel Conference in 2012 to help train pastors and laypeople within the local church to become effective biblical counselors and reach the community with the gospel.   He and his wife, Ann, have been married for 30 years and have 3 children.
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Susan Aylestock - B.S.

Counselor at VFBCC

Susan was raised in a godly, Christian home and had a strong desire to serve the Lord in ministry. Upon graduation from a Christian university with a degree in business, she married her best friend, Sam. God has allowed the two of them to serve together in ministry for the last 40+ years in churches in Virginia, Canada and Pennsylvania. Throughout this time, she has counseled countless numbers of teen, single, and married ladies to develop a closer walk with the Lord. She received her NANC certification in 2013. Susan and Sam have one daughter and son-in-law, who are also serving the Lord together in ministry. They also have three grandchildren.
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Melissa Baker - B.S., M.S., M.A.

Counselor at VFBCC

Melissa Baker Has Bachelor of Science in Music Education (FaithWay Baptist College, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI); Master of Science in Sacred Music (Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL); Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (Master’s University, Santa Clarita, California). She recently retired from teaching Fine Arts to students Junior High through college age in two countries for nearly four decades. She is currently counseling through VFBCC. She is a widow, mother of two daughters, both married, grandmother of 5.
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John Bilboe

Counselor at VFBCC

Raised in a Bible-believing Pastor's home, John Bilboe learned the value of Biblical principles in one's life. Valley Forge Baptist gave him the opportunity to apply those principles as a member of the Board of Directors of Cornerstone Prison Ministry where he also serves as a preacher. He is a Sunday School Teacher at VFB where he leads an Adult Bible Fellowship called "New Horizons." Inspired by the need for soul winners, John trains men and women in "Evangelism Explosion," a step-by-step process in leading someone to Jesus Christ. With a driving compassion for those struggling with addictions, John leads a group every Friday Night in VFB's "Reformer's Unanimous" Faith -based addictions recovery program. His guidance enables those in need to learn and apply the Word of God in overcoming any and all worldly challenges. His spirit-led pursuit guides people to follow God's leading when faced with the trials of life. This passion has resulted in earning and receiving the Certification for Biblical Counseling from ACBC, all to the glory of God!
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Dave Mengel - B.S.

Counselor at VFBCC

David Mengel was raised in a Bible believing family and attended Temple University where he earned a degree in Engineering Technology in 1970. His 35 year career as a bridge and structural design supervisor with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation was interrupted briefly while he served on active duty with the U.S. Army in the early seventies. In 2008 Dave became Assistant Director of our church’s chapter of ‘Reformers Unanimous’, an addictions program, where he had the opportunity to teach the class of new students about how RU could free them from their addictions. In 2010 Dave became Director of that program where he continues to teach and counsel those with strongholds. He is still active in this ministry as an assistant director. Dave received his counseling certification from the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors in 2018 and serves men, women, teenagers and couples struggling with the trials of life. Dave and Donna, his wife of 44 years, have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.
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Kathleen Schlichtmann - B.A., M.S.

Counselor at VFBCC

Kathleen received her B.A. in 1987 from East Carolina University and then served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for eight years. During that time she completed her M.S. degree through Troy State University in 1993. In 1996, Kathleen left the Air Force to pursue a career in financial services and is still working in that industry. Kathleen led a women's small group while working with our Reformer's Unanimous faith-based addictions recovery program, from 2008-2010, and she joined the VFB counseling staff in 2009 volunteering as a lay counselor. She became a certified counselor with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) in 2010. Kathleen specializes in counseling women of all ages and has a passion for helping them experience victory over their personal struggles. She and her husband, Don, have been married 25 years and they have two children.