Prior to beginning his current position as Executive Director with Day Seven Ministries, Bill spent 22 years in pastoral ministry in California, Kentucky and New York. He graduated from Houghton College followed by Asbury Theological Seminary and later earned his Spiritual Direction credential from the Epiphany Institute in Pittsburgh. His current responsibilities at Day Seven include building relationships with pastors and community agencies, providing seminars for churches and community groups, and leadership and administrative responsibilities. He has a passion for helping others live up to their full potential and loves to see people’s inner inspiration become real and concrete. Bill sees clients for spiritual direction on a limited basis.
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Bill Malay - Executive Director
Renee is a mother to a daughter and son-in-law and grandmother to two grandchildren. Renee’s undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biology equipped her with a pre-med background, and later she completed her first Master’s Degree in Business Management (MBA). She started her counseling career ten years ago when she established a non-profit organization that focused on the reduction of stressors in the lives of adults and youth. Renee then completed a Master’s Degree in Marketplace Chaplaincy with a concentration in Christian Counseling. A second passion she is pursuing is the establishment of transitional housing and counseling for women coming out of human trafficking. Renee has Professional Life Coach AACC Certifications, is a national published author in Crisis Management, a national Red Cross instructor in preparedness and disaster. She is also a clinical and trauma facilitator in EMDR, CBT and DBT. She has certifications in trauma-informed care, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), state confidentiality and ethics, and state & national mental health first responder training, and is on the Keystone Crisis Intervention Team. Renee sees clients at the Lancaster and Mechanicsburg locations.
Dr. Gary L. Lord
Gary is an experienced Licensed Clinical Psychologist passionate about helping people improve their lives. He works with those struggling with sexual and intimacy problems, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and with the elderly in successful aging. He does stress management, anger management, and works with abuse victims. His focus in counseling is, and has been for 30 years, relationships and problems with intimacy and anything that prevents individuals and couples from achieving healthy, effective, faithful, and fulfilling lives. In addition to his clinical work, Gary has done executive coaching and consulting with businesses and organizations, and he has taught and done research at universities and colleges. Gary and his wife, Temmy, live in Leola. Gary sees clients at the Lancaster location.
Michael began his second stint serving Day Seven Ministries as a counselor in January, 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Arkansas and a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the American Counseling Association, and the Pennsylvania Psychology Association. He enjoys reading, playing basketball with his sons, and hiking the Rocky Mountains. He is passionate about helping people to resolve painful pasts, relational difficulties, emotional dysfunction, and addictive ruts. Michael sees clients at the Lancaster location.
Casey is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College with an MA in Marriage and Family Counseling. She received her undergraduate degree from Lycoming College, studying religion and psychology. She began interning with Day Seven in May 2014. In addition to her work at Day Seven, Casey also has experience working with individuals with substance addictions and eating disorders. She also spent 3 years working with children on the autism spectrum. Casey is passionate about being able to walk with individuals, couples, and families on the road to restoration, utilizing a counseling model that both honors Biblical truth and psychological insight. Casey sees clients at the Mechanicsburg location.
David graduated from Asbury University in 1998 with a Bible Degree and then proceeded to Asbury Seminary to obtain a Masters of Divinity Degree. Pastoring in Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, David led youth groups, prayer groups, and at times small groups to deepen individuals walks with Christ. David is a licensed pastor in the Missionary Church denomination.
Another call upon his life, to become a therapist, was realized when David graduated from Evangelical Seminaries Marriage and Family Therapy program. As a former participant and mentor in the ministries of Day Seven, David believes healing is possible for those struggling sexually. David has a compassionate presence as a therapist as he helps persons heal from their hurts, reach their untapped potentials, and live healthy lives. At Day Seven he looks to further develop his understanding of those with same sex attractions and desires to specialize in this area to address persons with sexual identity concerns. It is his hope that individuals, couples, and families engage in flourishing lives.
David lives in the Lancaster area with his wife Kellie and their four children Ava, Kalyssa, Graceanne, and Eli. He enjoys nature, sports, travel, reading, and watching movies like Star Wars, the Lord of the Rings, or Narnia. David sees clients at the Lancaster location.
Brent graduated from Lancaster Bible College with his undergrad in 2015 with High Honors and received his Master’s on December 18th, 2020 with Honors. He has been living in Lancaster County since 2018 with his wife, Sarah. Brent joined Day Seven Ministries as an intern just as the pandemic hit in April and continues to service our clients at the Lancaster Office. Born in Florida, raised in Maine, Brent has had a myriad of life experiences that uniquely position him to understand and empathize with men, couples, and families. His therapeutic style is Eclectic, mainly utilizing Rogerian Client Centered Therapy. With his future studies, he plans for further certifications in trauma, EMDR, EFT, and Neurofeedback. Brent’s favorite hobby is roasting coffee, and he looks forward to growing his family in Lancaster County.
My intent is to counsel in such a way that people may more closely align ideal life trajectory and actual day to day experience, thereby helping to clear the fog of stress and disorder while bringing about opportunity for peace, joy, gratitude, and glorification of Christ, our Maker, our World Shaker, and our Most Precious Saviour. My Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Master’s degree in marriage and family counseling from Lancaster Bible College are the beginnings of a master toolset, effectively preparing and equipping me for the work set before me. If you are in need, I am here and happy to help. Adam leads our men’s group.
Melanie has lived in Lancaster since 1992 with her husband of 30 years. She has 3 adult children (with wonderful spouses), and a beautiful granddaughter. She completed her undergrad with the University of Phoenix and her Graduate degree with Lancaster Bible College/Capital Seminary in Marriage and Family counseling with a strong concentration in addictions. She has worked in the Addictions field, the mental health field and currently uses that experience to walk with others at Day Seven. Her strengths include Emotional Focus Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Narrative and Process Addiction Interventions. Melanie sees clients in the Lancaster and Quarryville locations.
Walt, his wife and children grew up in South Central Pa. Since high school, he has been drawn to the stories of those whose hearts are hurting and longing to find peace and hope for a better way to live. He earned his Masters in Social Work from Temple’s Harrisburg Campus, after receiving his B.S in Bible, with a minor in Counseling from Lancaster Bible College. His 30 years of experience with individuals, couples and families include a broad range of ages from preschool to Seniors. Walt’s passion is encouraging and supporting individuals and families in restoring hope, healing and wholeness to their lives, through the use of Integrated Mental Health and Biblical Models of Treatment. Currently he works full time as a Therapist with members of the Plain Community. Walt sees clients at the Mechanicsburg location.
Ryan joins the team of Day Seven Ministries with an extensive number of life events. Through these events God has revealed His love and healing powers. Over the years God has placed many wonderful people in Ryan’s life that have helped him along his journey. Through these people God has shown him that nothing is impossible with the love of Jesus Christ.
Ryan wants everyone to know that there is healing and hope in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. When this life throws a curve at you Jesus will be there right with you and His arms will be wide open. His prayer is that Jesus will use him to provide hope and healing to the broken.
He just graduated with his Masters in Social Work from Millersville University. His undergraduate degree is in Early Childhood and Religion from Lebanon Valley College. Ryan is working towards his licensure in Social Work. He has experience in narrative therapy, mindfulness, and art therapy. He would like to get certified in EMDR and CBT. He has been working in the mental health field for 14 years. Ryan has been married for 8 years to his wife Cati and they live in Lancaster. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, hiking, staying in shape, and cooking. He sees clients at the Lancaster and Quarryville locations.
Marian is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in Craniosacral Massage, which is a gentle technique of presence and touch that accesses the nervous system on a deep level, allowing for profound releases and healing re-sets. It is very effective in treating trauma-related suffering.
Marian has been offering skilled, therapeutic touch for the past 12 years and continues to do so with joy and genuine care. She desires to be available in Grace with a hospitality of heart and compassion for each encounter. Marian’s clients say that her massage touches body and soul.
In 2006, Marian received her B.A. in Dance from DeSales University and then received her massage training at the Swedish Institute in Manhattan in 2008. She served as a missionary with Heart’s Home in Brooklyn for 14 months, offering a presence of compassion to the abandoned, lonely, and suffering.
Marian prays to bring Christ’s heart, hands, movement, and melody to each individual in body, mind, heart, and soul.