Our Staff


  • Dave Crichlow

    Executive Director

  • Scott O'Malley

    Campus Director/Apprentice Coordinator


    Scott joined the staff in July of 2007 and now serves as Staff Counselor/Apprentice Coordinator of Twelve Stones Ministries, Inc. (TS). Scott has worked with troubled children and families in a variety of settings for over 15 years. After working with hundreds of troubled children in residential care for over 7 years, and seeing the devastation of broken marriages on children, Scott finally realized that the best way to help children is to teach their parents how to live biblically to the glory of God. Scott has a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Counseling from the Master’s University, CA. He and his wife Tara were married in 1992 and have eight children.

  • Craig Mercer

    Staff Counselor


    Craig joined TS in January 2010 as a Staff Counselor.  Craig and his wife Lisa were married in 2003. Craig grew up in Northern Ireland and experienced the transforming grace of Christ in 1995. He came to the United States in 1997 for Bible College and never left. His journey to becoming a part of the TS family includes: serving on a pastoral team at a local church, church planting, and seven years as a counselor in a christian residential recovery program. Craig has a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Counseling from the Master’s University, CA.

  • Dennis Gruening

    Staff Counselor


    Dennis joined TS in June 2018 as staff counselor. Dennis and his wife Deanna were married in 2003 and have three girls, Lorelei, Leyna, and Callie. Dennis is originally from Germany where his family still resides. In 2002, he came to the US to go school in preparation for full-time ministry. After finishing a bachelor's in Biblical Studies, Dennis earned a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College. He spent 9.5 years on the counseling staff at a large church in Elgin, IL.