Genesis Institute staff are experienced Christian leaders with many years of ministry and practice working with people in care-giving settings. All of our staff adhere to an evangelical, Biblical statement of faith, and we're committed to personal growth and active local church participation.

Linda Depew

Managing Director & Development Director at Genesis

B.A. Child Development and Special Education, Montana State University

Linda has volunteered at Genesis for over 17 years, co-leading Courageous Parenting groups and serving with Genesis in many ways. She has a deep desire to increase the community awareness of the ministries that Genesis offers, and to partner with individuals, businesses and local churches in the community.

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Todd Patrick, LMHC


M.A. in Counseling Psychology, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

Todd’s experience includes 15 years of youth ministry in several church settings from California to Washington. He has engaged people in his private counseling practice as well as in the inpatient adolescent, adult, and emergency department psychiatric settings. He enjoys coming alongside those with issues of anger, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems in addition to child and adolescent difficulties.

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Katrina Mason, LMHC


M.Ed. Whitworth University

Since 2010 Katrina has taught adolescent psychology and youth issues in counseling classes at Moody Bible Institute-Spokane. For three years, Katrina met with individuals and couples in a private counseling practice. For 7 years, Katrina worked with at-risk-youth in a treatment facility, and provided Family Preservation Services in the community. She has served many years in a variety of ministry capacities, facilitating groups and meeting with teens and adults. She is passionate about helping individuals suffering from depressions, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, relationship issues and life transitions.

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Kelly Walters, LMHCA


M. Ed. Whitworth University

Kelly worked for many years as a teacher and coach in Spokane schools.  He has also served churches as a youth passtor, small group leader and camp speaker.  He has created and led numerous retreats and trainings, including a six-week marriage class.  He and his wife have a vision to see health marriages and have seen many couples grow through marriage and pre-maritcal counseling.

He enjoys working with teens, young adults, struggling couples, and individuals hindered by anxiety, depression, transitions or relationship issues.

He strongly believes in the power of the gospel to not only set people free but to transform them to fruitful, joyful, relations beings that are in turn able to help others (Isaiah 61:1-4)

Lynnette Palmer, LMHC, MHP, CMHS


M.A. in Counseling Psychology, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

Lynnette studied under Dr. Dan Allender. She is also certified as a Child Mental Health Specialist in the State of WA.

Lynnette has 10 years of ministry experience with local and nationally recognized ministries such as Campus Crusade for Christ, Young Life, Cup of Cool Water, and Project 619. Lynnette has worked in community mental health, providing crisis counseling to children, youth and their families prior to joining our team here at Genesis Institute.

She enjoys helping her clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. She provides her client’s with a warm, nonjudgmental environment, a safe space to explore the issues that may be preventing them from living the life they desire.

Lynnette provides counseling services for children 3-18 years old, young adults, pre-marriage and marital counseling. She specializes in working with individuals with depression, anger issues, relational difficulties, past sexual abuse, life stage transitions, women’s issues and single adults.

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