Love Well Conference

The Love Well Discipleship Conference focuses on becoming an emotionally healthy Christian disciple and leader.  It is driven by the conviction that emotional health is a critical component of authentic Christian transformation.  This two-day conference will inspire you and teach you how to thrive (and not just survive) in your relationships with God, self, and others.  Sessions will include topics such as flourishing in life and ministrymental health and self-careleading in the midst of personal strugglesthriving in marriage, and more.  If you are ready to grow deeper in your experience and practice of God’s love, this conference is for you. Click HERE to register today!


  • Chuck Shoemake

    Chuck Shoemake serves as the President of Safe Haven Resources and is the Founder of C.A.R.E. Ministries and Center for Spiritual Renewal (CSR).  He also sees clients in private practice as a Pastoral Marriage, Family, Child Counselor.  He has been an ordained minister for over 50 years, and continues in ministry conducting seminars and speaking at numerous conferences and retreats.  Chuck holds a Master’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University, and has been honored for his quality of work with a Doctor of Divinity Degree from L.I.F.E. Pacific College.


    Chuck has served in ministry as a Senior Pastor, Staff Pastor, Professor, Administrator, and in various other capacities.  For the majority of his ministry, he has encouraged and helped Pastors and Leaders, and their families during times of uncertainty and hardship.  His passion is encouraging people to develop and maintain lifestyles of balance and wholeness so that they might flourish in the life God desires for them.


    Chuck and his wife Ruby have been married for 49 years and have 2 married children and 2 grandchildren.

  • Chris Adams

    Rev. Chris Adams, PhD, grew up in a music ministry family in the  Nashville area. He is a third generation  pastor's kid, ordained minister, and clinical psychologist. Chris served in full-time  music ministry for several years  after  college, and then as an associate pastor at a large church for five years during and after seminary. Having recently completed 8 years as an  Associate Campus Pastor at Azusa Pacific  University, Chris is  currently serving as the Executive Director of the APU Center for Vocational  Ministry . This new center is focused on cultivating resilience in ministry leaders through formational research, resources, and relationships. He also teaches ministry leadership and pastoral care and  counseling courses for Azusa Pacific Seminary. Chris is a consultant to a  number of denominations and seminaries in  the areas of clergy candidate assessment, clergy family health, and pastoral leadership formation. He is currently participating as a consultant and researcher with the Duke Clergy Health Initiative, Profiles in Ministry Project for the Association of  Theological Schools, The Psychology of Humility in Religious Leadership at Boston University’s Danielsen Institute, and the Flourishing  In Ministry project at the  University of  Notre Dame . Chris is a  frequent speaker at seminaries, pastors and spouses' retreats,  and conferences. He is married to Lori,  a cardiac nurse, and they have two children - Lexi (8) and Cole (3). Chris enjoys  spending time with his family,  playing tennis, scuba diving, and music  (especially jazz).

  • Dennis Easter

    Dennis Easter is the District Supervisor of the Southern California District of Foursquare Churches. He brings to this role a rich history of over forty years in ministry within Foursquare and a commitment to help bring about release and resourcing of the leaders and churches for a future filled with great promise. Dennis received his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree from George Fox University in Leadership and Spiritual Formation, where his dissertation research focused on Empowered Coaching. He and his wife, Patsy, have been married for 48 years and they have four adult children and ten grandchildren.

  • Angie Richey

    Angie is the Vice President of Enrollment Management, Chief Communications Officer, and she has been an Adjunct Professor for 16 years at Life Pacific College. She is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Angie received her M.Ed with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction, an M. A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University and B. A. from Life Pacific College. She also served as the Assistant Director of Emmaus Road Counseling Center from 2010-2015. Angie has taught a wide range of age levels, directed programs and is a frequent presenter at conferences and retreats. She completed a documentary with acclaimed Academy Award winning Producer, Arnold Shapiro on the topic of Forgiveness which aired in November 2012. She and her husband lead The Gathering, a simple church network located in Santa Clarita, CA and have two children.

  • Paul Kuzma

    Paul Kuzma has been married to Colleen since 1986. They have two sons, both born in 1995 and each adopted frombirth. Paul is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Liberty University. He brings over 30 years of Foursquare pastoral ministry experience as a Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor at the same church, as well as having served over 15 years as a Police Chaplain for the Simi Valley (CA) Police Department. Paul now serves as Director of Center for Spiritual Renewal (CSR) East in Christiansburg, VA, and Coordinator for the Leadership Health Initiative of The Foursquare Church, creating a pathway for the personal life and health of Foursquare pastors from pre-licensing through end of their career.

  • Christina Joanitis

    Christina is a Professional Psychologist who provides therapy and psychological testing within a diverse population from a wide range of age levels. She also serves as an Associate Pastor at New Life Foursquare in Harbor City, CA where she provides pre-marital counseling and facilitates Emotionally Healthy Discipleship courses. Christina received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Christina is passionate about integrating faith and psychology to help people become spiritually and emotionally healthy. She are her husband Mike have been married for 3 years and just welcomed their daughter Charlotte as the first addition to their family in May.