Counseling Staff

Beverly DeLashmutt

Bev has been involved with Xenos Christian Fellowship since 1971. She has been active in discipleship, leadership training, and Biblical counseling in home groups of all ages. Bev also is involved in the special needs of missionary care on fields around the world. She worked with urban teenagers for Young Life before marrying her husband Gary, a lead pastor of Xenos. Bev and Gary have two grown daughters.

Lee Campbell

Lee Campbell Bio PicLee Campbell is doing Biblical counseling for Xenos three days a week. Lee is a great addition to the counseling department bringing years of experience working with men and with couples on difficult pastoral issues. Lee is a long time home group leader. He contributed a chapter to the book, The Death of Truth. He has a BS in biology from Oakland University, and a Ph.D. in Neurosciences from the Ohio State University. After a decade as a professor of biological sciences at Capital University and then Ohio Dominican University, where he received tenure, he joined the Xenos staff as a pastor and teacher.

John Cleary

Cleary was reached for Jesus Christ through the work at Xenos in 1980. He and his wife Jill have been home group leaders and involved in the ministries at Xenos for over 35 years. They have two married daughters who are involved in Xenos home groups and ministries as well. He has been on staff with Xenos teaching classes and helping with oversight of home groups. He joined the counseling team in January 2016.


Bryan Jones

Bryan Jones has been a part of Xenos Christian Fellowship since 2005. Currently he is a Biblical counselor and sphere coach for Xenos, where he meets regularly with students and adults alike and oversees a number of home churches. He leads in a small group setting, as well as providing regular expository Bible teaching. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in Biopsychology. In his free time, he enjoys various forms of exercise and collecting hobbies. All of these are done with an incredible amount of help, patience, and grace provided by his wife Hope.

Brian Gardner

Brian Gardner is a part time Biblical counselor for Xenos. He teaches the Sexual Integrity: Men class and counsels individuals who are struggling to break free from pornography addiction. 


Connie Rue

Connie has been in Xenos since 1990 and on staff since 1998. She has been a home church leader for fifteen years and has coached and counseled other home group leaders. Connie is an active mentor and has a passion to help women live out their identity in Christ. She and her husband, John, have two grown children and one grandchild. Their oldest son died when he was three, giving Connie a burden to help others with grief and suffering.

Tracy Glover

Tracy has been involved in Xenos since 1984. She has been a home church leader for over 25 years and has been involved in student ministries and missions for many years. Currently she is a Biblical counselor and also works in the missions division. She graduated from Miami University. She and her husband, Dave, have two grown children and a son-in-law.


Chris Risley

Chris Risley came to Christ in Xenos in 1998. She has been leading a home group, working with college and high school students, since 2002. She is a class teacher and sphere coach for Xenos, ministering with her husband, Scott, a Xenos sphere leader and elder. Chris graduated from Ohio State with a degree in psychology and loved doing volunteer mentoring and counseling as a stay-at-home mom. She came on staff as a Biblical counselor for Xenos when her younger child started school full-time. Chris and Scott have two wonderful children with whom they go camping as often as possible. 

Ben Foust

Ben Foust taught eighth-grade American History for 12 years, and now serves at Xenos Christian Fellowship as a home church coach, CT teacher, and Biblical counselor. He has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Classroom Instruction from Ashland University, and is currently working on a Masters of Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife Sarah lead a Xenos home group, and have two young children.

Liz Sweet

Liz has attended Xenos since 1980, and has been a home church leader for 30 years. She has been on staff part-time since 2005, and has recently retired from teaching high school English in order to devote more time to coaching home church leaders, teaching classes, and counseling. Liz is passionate about helping people experience the joy, freedom, and fulfillment that comes from following Christ. She and her husband, Scott, have two grown children. 

Nick Hetrick

Nick is a Biblical counselor, home church coach, and CT teacher at Xenos. After completing his Ph.D. in English at Ohio State, he taught high school English for a year before joining Xenos staff full time. He and his wife Lesley lead in the college ministry and have two children.