Our Staff


  • Scott O'Malley

    Executive Director


    Scott was appointed Executive Director in February 2019. He originally joined the staff in July 2007 as a Staff Counselor. In addition to fulfilling his Executive Director responsibilities, Scott continues to counsel, oversee the Apprenticeship training, and travels to speak on marriage, parenting, and counseling related topics. Scott previously worked with hundreds of troubled children in residential care for over 7 years. Scott earned his Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from the Master’s University in California and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Messiah College in Pennsylvania. He and his wife Tara were married in 1992 and have eight children, one of whom is adopted.

  • 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.