Cheri Dale, Executive Director
Cheri likes to say laughingly, that in a former lifetime she was a singer. She holds an AA, BM and MA all in Vocal Performance to prove it. Later in her life, Cheri experienced God’s call to serve Him whole-heartedly. She pursued that calling and went back to school at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina to figure it all out. She graduated May 11th, 2018, receiving a Master of Divinity degree in Biblical Counseling. She has completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education, one at Conway Medical Center through the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychology and the second at McLeod Regional Medical Center through the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.
She has been sponsoring individuals and couples in the Recovery Community since 2008 and counseling biblically since 2013. She and her husband, Rick, have facilitated a Recovering Couples Anonymous group since March of 2014. Passionately interested in seeing people set free and transformed from the inside out through the Gospel of grace and the power of God’s incomparable love, Cheri’s greatest pleasure in life is seeing people come into a real encounter with the living Triune God. She counsels the whole person; mind, body, and soul in the areas of addiction (behavioral as well as substance, i.e. sexual addiction, alcoholism, food addiction, etc.), co-addiction/co-dependency, childhood abuse, identity, forgiveness, grief, depression, end of life/dying, family and marriage.
Residing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with husband, Rick, they have three adult married children with six grandchildren. Her interests are getting together with family, playing with the grandchildren, reading, movies, and spending quality time with husband Rick.
As the executive director of Safe Haven Counseling Associates, Cheri’s ultimate goal is best described as ‘planting trees under whose shade she will never sit. But others will, and that is the point. With David in Psalm 71:18, her heart cries out, “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come”.
Cameron Crickenberger, Data-Base And Technology Consultant
Cameron Crickenberger is a Ph. D. candidate in Systematic and Historical Theology at the University of St Andrews (Scotland). His research currently focuses on the concept of love in God’s life as Trinity and with us in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Cameron holds a Th.M. from Regent College, as well as an M. Div. and a B. A. in Biblical Languages.While pursuing his M.Div he worked with Bethlehem Seminary’s donor platform software. He also completed two classes in the CCEF curriculum during his M. Div. program. He and his wife Julia were married in 2014 and have three children, Charis, Elias, and Rosalie. In addition to being a father of three, Cameron is a curacy candidate at Christ Church in Murrels Inlet. They currently reside in Myrtle Beach, SC.