Craig Simpson, Minister of Wellness and Recovery


Craig, (pictured with his wife Valarie) graduated from Hastings College with dual degrees in Psychology and Physical Education. Craig also has a master’s degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University.

After graduating from college, Craig has been a High School and College football coach, a Juvenile Probation Officer, Clinical Counselor, Organizational Psychologist, and manager in the technology sector. Currently, Craig and his wife Valarie are co-owners and operators of the School of Dance Arts, Inc., with Craig operating the Taekwondo and Self Defense part of the business.

Craig began his part time position with WGBC as Minister of Wellness and Recovery in Sept. of 2004.  Craig is a Certified as a Life Coach, Addiction Recovery Coach and Co-Dependency Recovery Coach from the prestigious International Institute of Coaching Studies (IICS),


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