Mary Aguilera Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS

Director Clinical Mental Health Counseling

M.A. Counseling - Western Seminary
Ph.D. Counselor Education - Oregon State University


Dr. Aguilera has more than 12 years of professional counseling experience. She has worked in agency settings as well as private practice with adults, couples, families and children. Dr. Aguilera’s professional areas of interest include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, play therapy, sand tray therapy, bipolar and PTSD.


Mary enjoys attending the theatre, spending time at the beach and being with friends in her spare time.

Why Corban

“Training counselors is a real privilege. I really enjoy being able to integrate biblical principles into my teaching.”


Linda Keller

Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

B.A. Education - Michigan State University
M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling - Michigan State University
Ph.D. Counseling – Oregon State University


Dr. Keller joined the Corban faculty in 2015 with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She was a professor at Western Oregon University for more than 20 years, as well as an adjunct instructor at Corban for three years. She served as the program coordinator and director of the Rehabilitation Counselor Education graduate program at WOU and chair of the Division of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling.

Her practical counseling experience includes working as a counseling psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs for five years, in private rehabilitation counseling for six years, and consulting as a transition specialist for adolescents and young adults with special education for three years.

Dr. Keller has been actively involved with the community, serving on the Oregon Licensing Board for Counselors and Therapists and appointed by the governor to serve on the State Rehabilitation Counseling council. She volunteered for the Marion County Therapeutic Drug Court team, has facilitated WorkStrides workshops for clients experiencing both physical and mental disabilities, and is a long-time member of Bible Study Fellowship.


Linda has been married to her husband, Steve, for 35 years and has two adult children, Jennifer and Matt. She enjoys gardening with her husband and sharing the crops from their raised garden bed with their neighbors. She also enjoys walking in the woods, delving into creative art projects, and her newest hobby of fly-fishing.

Why Corban

“From my first visit to the campus, I have felt Christ’s presence. It truly is a place where His light shines brightly. Corban’s incredible outreach programs and services for the underserved and marginalized are what I thrive to be a part of. I consider it an honor and a privilege to join the mental health counseling team.”


Lori Schelske M.A., LMFT

Clinic Director, Corban Mental Health Clinic; Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

B.A. University of Michigan
M.A. Azusa Pacific University


I am on staff as the Counseling Coordinator at Jefferson Baptist Church.   In addition to counseling individuals and couples at JBC, I supervise students who have graduated from Corban’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. This allows JBC counselors to serve the church and the community by providing Christian Counseling to the community while also providing Corban University graduates with a supervised setting to gain counseling hours for licensure.

Professional Overview

I graduated with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 1993. I received my License in Marital and Family Therapy in 1996. I worked as a psychotherapist in Westwood, California, for twelve years.  During that time I also served as Associate Director of Valley Community Clinic in North Hollywood, CA as well as clinician in the “Mother-Infant-Toddler Program” at the Maple Center Clinic in Beverly Hills. I began as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at Corban University in 2009. I joined Corban as full-time faculty in July 2012.  My job at Corban is split between teaching courses (face to face and online) and supervising some of our student counselors at the Corban Mental Health Clinic (affiliated with Salem Free Clinics). I spend two days each week off campus, at the Clinic. At the clinic students gain the required supervision and counseling experience while they provide free counseling services for individuals (adults) in the community who may not otherwise be able to receive counseling. Courses I have taught include: Lifespan Counseling, Crisis Counseling, Foundations of the Counseling Profession, Addiction Counseling, Group Counseling, Addiction Counseling.


I am a city girl who moved to the country in 2004. I see God's hand in the move and everything that has happened as a result of the move. I am grateful to be here. I have been married to Mike for 22 years and have two beautiful daughters, Natalie and Anabel. Some of my hobbies are gardening, cooking, flea markets, music and enjoying the outdoors. I am very excited to be a part of training students to be lights in the Counseling profession.


Leanne Schamp Ph.D., LMFT

Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Internship Placement Supervisor

M.A. George Fox University
Ph.D. Oregon State University


Dr. Schamp has more than 15 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist in agency, ministry and private practice settings. She has been part of Corban's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program since the first year, teaching in an adjunct role and doing clinical supervision before joining the faculty full time in 2013. Prior to coming to Corban, she directed both the Counseling Center and the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Northwest Christian University in Eugene.

Dr. Schamp’s professional areas of interest include intimate partner violence; couples/family therapy; PTSD; integration of spirituality & therapy; anxiety; assessment & diagnosis; clinical supervision; multiculturalism; teaching/training therapists internationally.


Leanne enjoys spending time with her young yellow lab, Duncan, and working with him as a service dog-in-training.

Why Corban

“I love seeing lives transformed, and this happens within every new cohort in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I very much appreciate the support of colleagues and staff with whom I have a shared faith experience. I also love the fact that Jesus is central to Corban. He is the reason I am here and the reason I do what I do, and I can say that boldly in this place.”


Kristin Dixon

Dean of Education and Counseling

B.A. Business and Computer Education - Oregon State University
M.Ed. Oregon State University
Ed.D in Educational Leadership - George Fox University


Dr. Dixon taught secondary school business and computer courses for 13 years, which included four years at an international school in Nairobi, Kenya. She began her career in higher education by teaching at Chemeketa Community College’s Santiam Campus, as well as teaching computer skills to incarcerated individuals pursuing a Bachelor’s degree. She also spent 11 years teaching MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) candidates at George Fox University, and supporting and directing the university’s regional sites in Salem, Redmond, and Boise. Dr. Dixon joined Corban in 2013.


Kristin likes traveling (she has been to more than 30 countries), hiking, drinking coffee with family and friends, spending time with family, and serving at her church.

Why Corban

“First of all, I believe teaching and counseling represent a calling from the Lord, which provides significant opportunity to love, educate, guide and influence others. Corban has a strong presence in the local school communities—both public and private, faith-based schools—as well as the work preparing teachers in Indonesia. Our counseling department is preparing counselors to bring healing to individuals with significant wounds and help them find greater freedom. It is a privilege to serve beside both educators and counselor-educators, knowing the long-term spiritual impact these professions have on others.”


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