Care to Change is a professional counseling community of licensed, experienced, highly trained counselors and therapists whose approach to helping people has been built upon a solid foundation of Biblical truth. Care to Change is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Each of our professionals brings unique experiences and approaches to our community. We’ve included brief biographies to help you get to know them.

Meet April Bordeau

For more than two decades, April Bordeau has focused on helping children and families overcome challenges in their lives. While April was earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development from Purdue University she worked at a community center mentoring at-risk youth and as a Child Protective Services Intern at the Department of Child Services. In 1997, she earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan and began working as a clinical in-patient therapist in a Detroit psychiatric hospital helping suicidal youth who had histories of complex trauma and abuse. After moving to Indianapolis, April worked as a wrap-around therapist and later became the manager at a residential treatment facility for youth. During that time, she provided oversight to direct care staff, case managers and therapists who served in a locked unit, a young children’s unit and an adolescent girls’ unit. In 2001, April became the executive director of a shelter that served women and children whose lives were shattered by domestic violence. April has also guided a variety of nonprofits across the U.S. through leadership transitions, board development, and funding programs. She has also served children at several orphanages in China and has worked with America World Adoption Agency completing home studies and providing pre/post-adoptive support to families. Throughout this time, April has continued to help clients, complete parenting assessments, and provide one-on-one counseling support for families in need.

April is licensed as a clinical social worker. She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner and educator and a Prepare-Enrich & SYMBIS pre-marriage and marriage facilitator. She is trained in Crisis Intervention Teams and NOVA crisis interventionTheraplay, and the Suicide PAIR program.  April is a QPR Instructor, and is an approved Focus on the Family Counselor.

April and her husband, Randy, have been for twenty years. The couple and their two children are active members of Kingsway Christian Church.  Email April

Meet Jean Crane

For the past 15 years, Jean Crane has worked to improve the well-being of people from all walks of life, finding great joy in helping her clients better understand Biblical truth and how to put God’s plan into practice in their daily lives.

Jean earned an undergraduate degree in Communications from Wheaton College and went on receive an M.A. in Counseling/Psychology from Trinity International University in 2001. During graduate school, she served internships at an inpatient hospital for adults and in the counseling center at a university. Her first professional position was as a counselor in a residential treatment facility in Denver, where she helped teenage girls who were struggling with depression, grief and loss issues, anxiety, attachment problems, attention deficit concerns, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

In 2002, Jean married her husband, John, and moved with him to the Indianapolis area to start their family, which now includes four children. Before joining the Care to Change team, she used cognitive-behavioral therapy to improve the lives of clients as an outpatient clinician for St. Francis Hospital.

Jean is certified in EMDR, a treatment for trauma victims. She specializes in perinatal mood disorders, has been a longtime facilitator of a post-partum adjustment group, and has provided both premarital counseling and help for troubled marriages, as well as assistance with anger and behavior management for families. She has also facilitated groups to help adults and children cope with issues related to self-esteem, family substance abuse, healthy relationships, depression, anxiety, and stress. Jean assists with the special counseling needs of missionaries, pastors, and their families, and regularly deepens her professional knowledge by attending American Association of Christian Counseling conferences. Email Jean

Meet Tracy Teipen

Physical well-being is an important component of emotional health, and for over two decades, Tracy Teipen has been devoted to helping people live healthier lives by promoting wholeness and strength in body, mind, and spirit.

Tracy earned a B.S. in Nursing from Indiana University in 1998 and spent much of her career at IU Health working in Pediatrics. During that time she served as a preceptor for the IU School of Nursing Capstone Program, as well as mentoring and leading various eating disorder support groups.

In 2012, Tracy decided to focus her career on fitness and nutrition, becoming a Certified Personal Trainer with a focus on weight management. She has helped people implement fitness plans, and provided instruction in nutrition and weight loss to help individual clients address their needs and meet their goals.

Tracy recently became certified in Christian Counseling, focusing her work at Care to Change with teens and adults who struggle with food and body image issues. She also helps clients develop a healthy eating plan that will support their emotional needs and goals.Tracy has a passion to educating and helping others develop a healthy relationship with food and their body and will soon be a facilitator for the Body Project.  Tracy volunteers with several organizations including  Hope Healthcare ServicesMentor Connect, and with the Hendricks County Medical Reserve Corps.

Tracy, her husband, and their four children reside in Avon. Email Tracy

Meet John Money

For more than 20 years, John Money has sought to fulfill his personal purpose statement of “Inspiring Faith and Fullness” by serving others in a variety of settings.

While earning his Master’s in Christian Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, John served as a youth pastor intern and graduate assistant in School of World Missions. Since completing studies at Trinity, he has served as a church planter, teaching pastor, lead pastor, and pastor/chaplain at a domestic violence shelter.

Through each of these pastoral roles, John has helped and ministered to couples struggling in their marriages, families struggling with adoption issues, teens struggling with identity and behavior, and individuals seeking emotional and spiritual healing. John is also a Prepare-Enrich marriage facilitator.

John and his wife, Kerra, have been married for more than 20 years and have one son. They live in Avon and lead the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality ministry at Life Church – Indianapolis campus. Email John

Meet Jeff Houvener

In 1996, Jeff Houvener and his wife Julie were “living the American Dream” when their lives (debt) caught up with them. With a house payment, car payments, more than $30,000 in credit-card debt and what seemed like a hopeless situation, Jeff and Julie started learning how to get out of the huge hole they found themselves in. Jeff says “getting into debt was easy, getting out took time and a lot of hard work.” By learning sound financial principles and digging out of debt, Jeff and Julie have continued to live debt-free.

For the past five years, Jeff has worked to bring hope back into the lives of his clients. He has made it his mission to teach others the life-changing financial principles he and his wife continue to use today.

While running a successful promotional marketing business, Jeff graduated from Dave Ramsey’s Counselor Training Program in 2012. In 2015, Jeff continued his education with the Ramsey organization and completed the Pro Coaching Program. Jeff is passionate about finances and has the heart of a teacher. Jeff also enjoys teaching the Foundations of Personal Finance course to Avon and Brownsburg High School students.

Jeff and Julie have been married for 25 years and have three children. They live in Brownsburg and lead the Financial Ministry at Connection Pointe Christian Church. Email Jeff

Meet Jeremy Echerd

Jeremy always thought he would retire after a lengthy Army career. He enlisted in early 1992 after a halfhearted attempt at college and found success easy. He attended Basic Training, Airborne School, and Air Assault School, where he received numerous awards and accolades, but felt that he could better serve as a leader. An R.O.T.C. scholarship brought him to the University of Dayton. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Psychology in 1998, was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, sent to training, and deployed
to Germany.

As an officer, Jeremy served two combat tours in Iraq, the first in Baghdad and the second in Mosul, earning a Bronze Star for his service.

After his second tour, Jeremy and his family settled in Avon. He went on to earn his Master’s in Health Care Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and is in the final stages of earning his Master’s in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University.

Jeremy’s focus is supporting military families as they deal with issues related to suicide prevention, addictions and combat trauma. Email Jeremy

Meet Jennifer Bigelow

Jennifer has a particular gift for working with women, children and families as a passionate child advocate. For nearly two decades, she has served as a mentor, advocate, and educator on a variety of child and family issues including: adoption, attachment, ADHD, anxiety/depression, and trauma. She supports her clients by providing intensive wraparound services such as individual and family counseling, behavior consulting, educational advocacy, and medical management of special medical needs. She has a special calling toward the hope and healing of women and children who have experienced violence.

Jennifer graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Indiana University and a Master of Social Work degree from IUPUI. Before joining Care to Change, Jennifer worked at the Riley Child Development Center assessing and supporting children with pervasive developmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD, and conduct disorders. During her employment with Wishard Health Services and IU Medical Group, she was active in creating protocols for physicians to recognize and refer women and children experiencing violence. She also served on the palliative care team specializing in end-of-life services and grief management. Her practice is a blend of Cognitive Based Therapy, EMDR, attachment formation, and trauma-informed care from a Christian, strengths-based perspective.

Jennifer and her husband Erik have been married for 18 years and reside in Plainfield with their two sons. They enjoy travel, theater, sports, and family time. They are active members of Plainfield United Methodist Church. Email Jennifer

Meet Bill Overpeck

Across nearly four decades of service to others, Bill has demonstrated an abundance of compassion to those facing significant challenges, as well as a knack for developing practical, successful programs that impart his knowledge to reach many more in need.

Along the way, Bill has worked in a variety of settings, providing marriage and family therapy, counseling troubled children and teens, and conducting workshops for both parents and his fellow mental health professionals. He has also performed home studies to find the right family environments for private adoptions.

He received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Social Work from Indiana University. Bill began his career in a community mental health center in Terre Haute, focusing on the needs of children and adolescents. In addition to individual therapy, he worked with local alternative schools and developed a peer counseling program that was adopted by all of the area’s secondary schools. He also spent several years in private practice, and served as an inaugural board member for the Vigo County Crisis Pregnancy Center and more recently has become a Prepare/Enrich marriage facilitator.

Bill and his wife, Jean, have been married for 43 years, and have three children and six grandchildren. The couple are active members of Life Church’s Brownsburg campus, where they served on the steering committee for more than six years. Email Bill

Meet Michael Spencer

Since the mid-1980s, Mike has combined ministry with counseling for families, couples, and individuals of all ages, using his own life experiences to inform the guidance he provides. For example, having experienced the changes and challenges a marriage endures across decades, he is able to walk couples through the changes needed to remain faithful in a culture that tends to overvalue relational intimacy and undervalue marriage.

While he has worked with families, couples, and individuals of all ages, Mike has a particular interest in helping people who have experienced complex developmental trauma, such as adoptive families and those who are currently in foster care. He also enjoys working with men who grapple with addictive thinking and behaviors, anxiety, and depression, as well as younger men who struggle to reconcile their life experiences with their faith. Mike also enjoys counseling church leaders.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from Anderson University and went on to receive Master’s degrees in Counseling and Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Mike worked with a group of churches to open a counseling center, helping with communications challenges, depression, anger, anxiety, parenting skills, addiction, and OCD. In 2013, after adopting two children, Mike received training from Texas Christian University in Trust Based Relational Intervention. He is a certified TBRI Practitioner and Educator and a Prepare/Enrich marriage facilitator.

Mike and his wife, Kathy, were college sweethearts who married in 1984. They have five children. The couple helped to plant a church in the Irvington area of Indianapolis, where Mike serves as an elder and works with the men’s ministry and the advocate team for community care groups. Email Michael

Meet Danielle Huff

When you walk into Care to Change, you’ll quickly sense that you’re welcomed, cared for, and most of all, loved. It’s an attitude that flows through our entire team, and Danielle sets the tone. Her role is to concentrate on the many details of operating a counseling center so our counselors can focus entirely on serving you and our other clients. Throughout her career, Danielle has been dedicated to serving others, and she’s happy to support our efforts to help individuals and families find the fulfillment God intended for them.

After earning a degree in Sociology (with an emphasis on Social Work) from Franklin College, Danielle wanted to find a position where she could have a direct impact on the lives of children and their families. She became a mentor at Sheltering Wings, where she handled crisis calls from abuse victims and provided support to the shelter’s residents.

Danielle then moved into a role as the shelter’s Volunteer Services Coordinator and Office Manager, overseeing the valuable assistance of more than 150 volunteers who provided child care, transportation, and assistance to support the work of Sheltering Wings. She has also worked with Art Craft, a marketing and promotions company.

Danielle and her husband, Todd, have been married for more than 12 years. The couple home schools their three children and are active members of Grace Church in Mooresville. Email Danielle

Meet Debra Kulchar

Throughout her adult life, our Executive Assistant has been devoted to serving others, especially when it comes to bringing God’s word into their lives. Debra’s husband, Dave, is an Anglican priest, and the couple moved to Brownsburg from Michigan in 2017 so Dave could plant a new church on the west side of Indianapolis.

Debra earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kent State University in Ohio. While living in Michigan, she was the office administrator for a small chiropractic practice. She has also served as a member and administrator for Bible Study Fellowship for many years, giving her the opportunity to share her love for Scripture with others.

Over the years, she’s played an active role in Dave’s pastoral work, helping him with youth ministry, premarital counseling, hospitality ministries, and small groups.

The couple has been married since 1980, has four adult children, and three grandchildren. When Debra isn’t working, you’ll find her reading, out walking, or playing the flute.

When you call Care to Change, chances are, you’ll hear Debra answering the phone, and scheduling your appointments. Email Debra

Meet Kristy Bumgardner

Care to Change’s accounting manager was born in Danville, but life took her all over central Indiana before she returned to Hendricks County. Kristy attended High School in Seymour and then went to Indiana State University.

After graduating from ISU with a double major in Management Information Systems and Accounting, she began her career at a CPA firm. It didn’t take her long to realize that public accounting wasn’t quite her calling, and she moved on to accounting roles with a large furniture store and a catalog sales company. Kristy’s responsibilities expanded into budgets and projections before she chose to focus full-time on motherhood.

She began to volunteer at Kingsway Christian Church, and was eventually asked to become Kingsway’s staff accountant, a position that provided the flexibility she needed. Now she’s brought her skills to the Care to Change team.

Kristy and her husband, Jason, have been married for fifteen years and have three children. The family lives in Danville, and Kristy and Jason are active at Kingsway, where she helps in the nursery and has led a small group. While she enjoys running, working out, organizing, taking vacations, and spending time with family, these days, most of the couple’s spare time is spent cheering on their kids at a host of sporting events. Email Kristy