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JRapha Team
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OUR TEAM

Each of our coaches is a certified life coach through the Certified Life Coach Institute. Additionally, all of our staff have personally walked the healing journey themselves and come alongside our clients from a place of relational understanding.

Each of our coaches with a military emblem on their photo either served our country personally, or have an immediate family member who served in that branch of the military.

Our Trauma and Healing Life Coaches have each experienced personal trauma and, combined, have more than 75 years of walking in healing today.

Our Couples and Marriage Life Coaches have a combined 75 years of marriage experience to offer our clients.

Our coaches have worked around the world and are deeply invested in our community. If you're looking for a place where people know and love the Lord, people who "get it" and can meet you where you're at, while having the professional training and experience necessary for the job, you've come to the right place.

Welcome to J. Rapha Consulting.

COACHES

Samantha Means
J. Rapha Consulting

Samantha Means, MDiv, CVA, CLC

Founder | Chief Executive Officer

Samantha is a U.S. Marine veteran, an author and speaker and founder of J. Rapha Consulting. She specializes in coaching people with complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as assisting their loved ones to learn how to navigate the healing process together. She has served internationally in a counseling fashion in more than 15 countries, worked with youth in drug rehabilitation, individuals in various stages of palliative care, military veterans, and served countless women working with healing from sexual trauma.

Samantha provides workshops for friends, family members and the community of loved ones who suffer from traumatic symptoms to know how to come alongside the hurting and provide the support and unity needed to walk out healing. She was diagnosed with complex PTSD in 2007 and has a healing journey with Jesus Christ that inspired the foundation of J. Rapha Consulting.

When she's not at the office, Samantha can be found at one of her favorite restaurants in town, reading a book in the sun, or somewhere in the mountains with her dogs and her horse. 

National Police and Fire Chaplain Academy
Jennifer Crow
J. Rapha Consulting

Jennifer has been leading and running Genesis Process groups and porividing pastoral marriage counseling since 2015 before coming to J. Rapha. In 2013 the Lord laid healing deep on her heart, first for herself and her family, and then for her community. Her deepest desire is to see a community transformed by the healing power of Jesus Christ.

Jennifer has been married since 2005, has been a military spouse since 2008, and she and her husband have one teenage daughter. When she's not in the office Jennifer loves being out in God's beauty seeing the wonder of everything He's created. 

Jennifer Crow, CLC

Founder | Chief Operating Officer

National Police and Fire Chaplain Academy
Identity
Tracy Dole
J. Rapha Consulting

Tracy Dole, BCMHC

Office Administrator
Identity Life Coach

Mom to a large family, Tracy has spent years learning how to push into connection and value relationship. Her experience spans from special needs parenting of a medically fragile child, homeschooling her crew, parenting through several traumatic events including the loss of a child, a house fire, and her husband’s stroke, to parenting while going to school full time and entering the workforce. 

Returning to school in 2017, she attended North Idaho College and received her technical certificate in Medical Assisting. She received certification through the AAMA, the highest certification available in the United States. She worked for nearly three years at the Kootenai Heart Failure Clinic as a Certified Medical Assistant, where she loved getting to know and care for her patients. 

Tracy’s heart is to come alongside parents and help them learn how to connect with their kids and how to be a safe haven for them. For nearly two decades, Tracy has been ministering to grieving moms and moms of kids with heart defects, sharing her own journey and compassionately loving and encouraging them. 

Tracy is blessed to be mom to 11 kids, some grown with their own families and some still at home. She and her family live on their small farm near Tensed, Idaho. She attends Plummer Bible Church where she serves on the worship team. Tracy enjoys spending time with her kids, music, cooking, painting, and learning new things.

National Police and Fire Chaplain Academy
Trauma & Healing
John Ernst
J. Rapha Consulting

John Ernst, LMHCA, CLC

Trauma & Healing Life Coach
- PTSD
- Combat related trauma
- Suicide Prevention
- Adolescents
- Men's Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Anxiety
- Depression 
- Leadership Development
- Health & Fitness Personal Trainer
- Healing from the Ministry
- Spiritual & Pastoral Counseling
and more...

I'm a US Navy veteran and after my time in service I became a youth pastor for about fifteen years until the Lord led me in a different direction.

Even as a young man my heart had tears for the poor and needy. Why so many suffering not only physically but mentally? Why so many depressed and down trodden? Why so many broken?  

The following scripture personally challenged me: “Open your mouth for the speechless, in the case of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously and plead, the cause of the poor and needy." -Proverbs 31:8-9

 

I started the adventure of education and got my BA in Theology and Counseling and MA in Professional Counseling, which led to a lot of personal growth, knowledge, and skills while working in the body of Christ and the mental health professional arena. 

 I love to learn so I would consider myself a lifelong student. I have done everything from professional wrestling for the CWF, bounty hunting, to being a head coach for high school football. I find my passion is to see people succeed in life regardless of where they have been in the past.

I provide a restorative Biblical intervention with the goal of positive behavioral change, and doing so has led many people to health, wholeness, and has empowered individuals and families with a renewed relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. I have a passion to take the complicated and make it simple for those that feel broken while supporting them in their healing process.

I have been blessed to see the world. I've been all over Europe, the Middle East and South America. I've lived on the East Coast and the West Coast. I have been blessed with family and friends that cover me with their prayer. In my free time I love to go to the gym, hang out with family and friends, play table top games, and cook.

Massage Therapy
Michelle Tiffany
J. Rapha Consulting

Michelle Tiffany, LMT, CLC

Licensed Massage Therapist

Michelle was born in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho and raised all over north Idaho. She and her husband of nearly 25 years raised both of their adult children in rural North Idaho as well. Some complications early in her adult life led to involvement with the law and court-ordered mental health and substance abuse treatment. Michelle learned how to live life under a microscope, and it did nothing to help the ongoing emotional and behavioral instability she experienced. To make her situation more difficult, the most prominent psychiatrist in town said the best life she could hope for was to stay medicated enough to not end up permanently institutionalized. 

 

However, God was writing a different story. Jesus intruded upon Michelle’s chaos with the truth about who He really is. She wrestled with the belief that God only loved her because He had to. Her glorious discovery was that God the Creator actually liked who He made Michelle to be. She stopped focusing on behavior modification and grabbed on to what God said is true. Her relationship with Him changed into a life coach/mentorship/discipleship kind of relationship. With the help of a friend who was led by Holy Spirit and had a regular relationship with Michelle, she developed a hunger for truth and a complete inability to be quiet about who this God is.

 

She learned that healing from Complex PTSD does not deny that the trauma and abuse caused tremendous harm, it just no longer gets to hold a position of authority. The physical, psychological, and sexual abuse perpetrated in childhood and adolescence created a huge pile of coping mechanisms that were no longer helpful in adulthood. With the help of Jesus and a fantastic life coach, Michelle learned not only a new way of living but a new way of relating to God and others.

 

Michelle spent a decade working with others in addiction recovery. In 2016, Michelle became a trained volunteer through Healing Rooms International, attended training for Sozo Inner Healing through the Bethel Transformation Center. Michelle helped bring Art Sozo Training to Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho after witnessing a dramatic healing in her eldest child through the Art Sozo Process. Utilizing art and creativity as a means of allowing God to bypass our defenses, became a major part of Michelle’s life. In 2018, she began attending Christian Leaders Institute with a focus on restorative justice. She received additional education and training through the Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education and became a Massage Therapist in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center with full freedom to utilize all of the tools in her tool bag. Becoming a Licensed Ministry Chaplain as well as a Certified Life Coach Minister has allowed an expanded access to spaces to simply be present with people. 

 

So long as God keeps the batteries powered, Michelle has no hesitation in grabbing the flashlight to go back in and shine the light on the path so others can find their way out. When Michelle isn’t off to find people to love on, she’s at home loving on her farm animals, roasting coffee, or fixing stuff. She enjoys restoring old buildings, trucks, gadgets, furniture, or fixing any random broken thing. People often joke about her always working, but she is certain that if she likes what she’s doing it absolutely isn’t work.

Trauma & Healing Life Coach
- Childhood Trauma
- PTSD
- Complex PTSD
- Sexual Assault
- Suicide Prevention
- Adolescents
- Women's Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Anxiety
- Depression 
- Grief and Loss
and more...

National Police and Fire Chaplain Academy
Couples & Marriage
Couples & Marriage
Family Life Coaching
Family
Matthew Taylor
J. Rapha Consulting

Matthew Taylor, CLC

Matthew’s passion is to see healthy marriages and families who don’t merely survive, but thrive! Marriages and families where wounded hearts are healed, hope is restored and relationships, through Christ, become all that God intended. Matthew’s heart is to provide a safe, non judgmental, grace-filled space for people to share. He understands every person’s need to be loved, heard and understood. Matthew is very compassionate and empathetic, and loves people enough to give them the “kick in the pants” that may be necessary to be more than conquerors. 

Matthew served in the medical industry in southern California. He left his medical career and all that was comfortable to serve God full-time in international ministry. Matthew has traveled the world extensively, which has given him priceless experience that cannot be gained in the traditional context of education, being exposed to many different cultures. He served in full-time ministry for 20 years, mainly focusing on discipleship, when God called him to serve the local church in America as an associate pastor over community outreach and missions. He continues to use all facets of his formal training, travels and life experience to disciple, guide and consult those that God entrusts to him.

Matthew moved here to North Idaho just under two years ago and lives in Hayden with his bride of 13 years, and three children ages twelve, ten and two. Matthew and his wife homeschool and coach their kid’s sports. As a tight knit, and fun-loving family they value quality time, making memories, experiencing new adventures, and presenting hospitality. They love enjoying God’s creation, especially if it involves food, bodies of water and fun!

 

Matthew is excited to journey with people to experience restoration and healing and celebrating healing, progress, and transformation together. God is the architect and author of relationship, marriage and family. It was all His idea; lets look to Him for answers and His original design as we journey together, in victory! No one is meant to journey life’s many challenges alone!

Couples & Marriage | Family
- Men's Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Anxiety
- Depression 
- Grief and Loss
- Leadership Development
- Life in Transition
- Multi-Cultural Family Dynamics
- International Missions
- Healing from the Ministry
- Spiritual & Pastoral Counseling
and more...

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