Our Team

Ben Jones, MA, LCMHC

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. 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, MS, LCMHCS

Counselor, Triad NC Office

Hannah Van Patter began counseling in 2008 and joined Barnabas Triad in 2018. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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, MA, LCMHC

Counselor, Triad NC Office

Kristin Leathers began work as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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 17 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.

Emmett Richardson, MA, LCMHCA

Counselor, Triad NC Office

Emmett Richardson joined Barnabas Triad is 2021. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate working under the regular
supervision of a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor. He earned is MA in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and his undergraduate degree from Presbyterian College. Prior to counseling, Emmett spent 5 years working in college ministry.

Emmett works with men, women and couples dealing with various struggles such as anxiety, depression, grief, life adjustments, relational conflict, and addiction. He considers it a real privilege to come alongside clients as they engage their story, wrestle with God and move towards greater wholeness, healing and dependence.

Emmett is married to Molly and they live in Greensboro with their dog Sophie. Outside of counseling, Emmett enjoys CrossFit, exploring local restaurants and coffee shops and spending time with friends and family.

Isabell E.

Administrator, Triad NC Office

Isabell attended Western Carolina University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2011. Since then, Isabell’s roles have consisted of administrative/secretarial positions in various settings. Isabell enjoys kayaking and being actively involved in animal rescue in her free time. 

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Contact our office at
(336) 521-7641
or triadinfo@thebarnabascenter.org