Resources for Ecclesiastical Leaders

Ecclesiastical Leaders


Counselor Liaison

The BYU-Idaho Counseling Center offers a point of contact to each campus stake which includes bishops and leadership within each stake. Please refer to the following list in identifying your liaison to the Counseling Center. This counselor can assist by consulting with stake presidents or bishops as well as being available for any in-service or outreach activities which may address mental health questions or concerns. All students may see any counselor of their choosing and are not limited to a specific stake liaison.

For those stakes who serve non-student spouses, please be aware they are only eligible to receive marital therapy with their student spouse in our office (see our FAQs).  To meet a non-student spouse's individual counseling needs, please refer to our Alternative Community Resources for other options in Rexburg.

~Click on the name of the counselor to see contact info~

StakeCounselor Liaison
YSA 1st Dan Barnes
YSA 2nd Julie Shiffler
YSA 3rd Kyle Walker
YSA 5th Gwena Couliard
YSA 6th Reed Hendricks
YSA 7th John Rector
YSA 8th Reed Stoddard
YSA 9th Wendy Williams
RMS 1st Bruce Blanchard
RMS 2nd Jeff Elder
RMS 3rd Lisa Fox
RMS 4th Randy Hardman



Pornography Addiction Groups

Group counseling is provided for those struggling with sexual issues such as pornography addiction and masturbation. To learn more about these groups, please see our Group Counseling.

Couples Counseling

The Counseling Center provides both pre-marital and marital counseling. At least one member of the couple must be a matriculated student to be eligible for our services. To learn more, please see our Couple's Counseling.