Rev. Kevin Weikum, MBA, CPC and, Kathina; his loving wife and partner, founded His House in May of 2007. Beginning by opening their own home as a sober living refuge for Christian men and women seeking recovery, both fell in love with the work and returned to school to better prepare themselves for new careers in the field of addiction and recovery. Today the ministry has expanded and operates five residences with accommodations for 40 men and women seeking recovery from substance abuse and its related emotional disorders.
Rev. Weikum was ordained into the Gospel Ministry in 1983, has pastored in three local churches and is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor with an emphasis on substance abuse disorders. He is presently working toward his National Certification as an advanced Addiction and Alcohol Counselor. His service to the ministry also includes his role as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.
Mrs. Weikum is the ministry's Executive Administrator and Program Director for our Women's ministry. She not only diligently serves in those capacities; she is in her senior year at Liberty University's School of Psychology majoring in Addiction and Recovery. Additionally, Mrs. Weikum is pursuing her Certification as an Alcohol and Addiction Counselor. She is especially beloved by our ladies and devoted to meeting the unique, and often complex, needs of our women clients.
Together, the Weikums have partnered in this adventure as their life's calling. Since 2007, they have helped nearly 600 men and women along their journey to recovery and in their relationship with God thorough Jesus Christ. They have been gifted with a Holy, talented, and dedicated staff of clergy and professionals who love God, His people, and this ministry. If the past is any indicator of the future, they believe their best days are yet to come.
My name is Robert Arsenault. My wife and best friend, Carolyn Arsenault, and I have been involved with His House Ministries for several years. We have had the honor and privilege of working directly with people that seek regeneration in their weakest and darkest times. Having lost my father to pancreatic cancer (which was directly attributed to alcoholism), my cousin to a heroin overdose, and my sister most recently to a heroin overdose, my heart cries for these people that society sees as "the least of these." Carolyn and I are blessed to be able to take the individuals we meet in this ministry by the hand, and walk with them on their incredible journey to sober living while sharing the Love of Christ. We are able to play witness to the lifesaving and soul altering effect that Jesus Christ has in the lives of these children of God. As I move forward in completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, there is no doubt that my involvement with His House Ministries will remain a strong and Christ centered partnership. We love these people, respect them as persons, and understand that "WE ARE ALL THE LEAST OF THESE."
May God bless you richly with His gifts of Grace!
In His Mighty Grip,
Robert and Carolyn Arsenault
Bill Howell joined the ranks of His House in 2013 as a Recovery Coach. Currently working toward his designation as a Certified Addiction Counselor, Bill facilitates weekly recovery groups and builds one on one relationships with our residents. He models life in recovery and disciples or mentors our folks in developing a personal and meaningful walk with God through Jesus Christ.
Bill has a genuine and rewarding walk with God. His servant heart has led him to be a valuable part of our ministry. He has worked long days and late nights responding to various needs among our residents and our Staff often performing some of the more difficult tasks in support of the ministry. Recently, God has rewarded Bill with the gift of his beautiful wife Marsha. Bill and Marsha are individually and jointly committed to seeking and serving out God's plan for their life together. We are truly blessed to have them as a member of the His House family.
Debbie J Emerson, LPC, CPCS, earned a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University in 2006. Since 2009 she has been a licensed professional counselor with a specialty in Child and Adolescent Therapy and counsels people at all stages of life, through transitions and with a variety of life issues. She has supervised interns at His House since 2014.
Mrs. Emerson is married to Chuck and has two grown children.
As a couple they are part of International Buzz, a welcoming ministry for international students at GA Tech
We are excited to introduce our newest staff member, Mrs. Lori Hagaman, who is doing her Masters Level Internship and Practicum with us. when she finishes with us she will be a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is presently working with our residents to help them identify and overcome the traumas in their past which have continued to cause them problems in the present. She is dedicated to working in other areas of counseling, but has a special place in her heart for those suffering from Substance Abuse Disorders and related co-occurring disorders. She has been well received by our residents and is doing an excellent job.