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North Central Ministry Development Center offers therapeutic and consultative services to clients and their families in order to address a variety of mental health concerns. Each of our clients is viewed as a unique human being with the potential to achieve solutions to his or her problems with guidance and support.

Caroline Burke, Ph.D., L.P.

Staff Psychologist

Caroline has her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University and her Masters in Pastoral Studies from the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University in Chicago. She also has her B.A. in Theology from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. In addition to her work at North Central, she is on the faculty at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology.

She believes strongly that all of us can encounter periods in our lives that are confusing and overwhelming. She has almost two decades of experience in helping people to navigate their lives in new and rich ways.

Areas of expertise:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Work Concerns

Mary Honstead, Ph.D., L.P.

Staff Psychologist

Mary has been a licensed psychologist in the State of Minnesota for 25 years.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology in 1987.  She has worked at college counseling offices (University Counseling and Consulting Center at the U of M., Minneapolis College of Art and Design) and community mental health agencies (Human Services, Inc. of Washington County, Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center) before coming to North Central Ministry Development Center.   She supervised the Out-Patient Mental Health Unit at Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, and she has enjoyed supervising doctoral practicum students at North Central Ministry Development Center as well.   In her current work, she has particularly enjoyed helping clergy and other professionals cope with the high stress levels that come with serving as compassionate caregivers and role models in the community.  Since she is married to a United Methodist minister, she understands first hand the complexity of the pastoral role.

Areas of expertise:

  • Coping with transition
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress and burnout
  • Depression including situational depression as well as general low mood
  • Anxiety including performance anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Differentiating from difficult family dynamics
  • Understanding defenses and moving toward wholeness through use of the Enneagram framework

John R. Henrich, M.Div., Psy.D., L.P.

Staff Psychologist

John has a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia and a Psy.D. from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University. He holds a B.A. in English from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of Minnesota and an ELCA pastor with 33 years of experience as a pastor, hospice and hospital chaplain, and pastoral counselor. In addition to his work at North Central, he is adjunct associate professor at St. Mary’s University of the Twin Cities, where he teaches Developmental Psychology in the counseling master’s program. He is particularly interested in the intersection of the dynamics of forgiveness and shame issues.

Areas of expertise:

  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Men’s issues
  • ADHD assessment
  • Marital and Relationship/ Infidelity Counseling
  • Grief and Loss counseling
  • Trauma and abuse counseling/EMDR
  • Church consultation/leadership development
  • Sexuality issues (individual & marital)
  • Co-dependency
  • Forgiveness/Shame issues
  • Work and Employment counseling
  • Chronic pain

Mark Sundby, M.Div., Ph.D., L.P.

Executive Director

Mark is a licensed psychologist and an ordained pastor in the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church. Mark received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota and his masters of divinity degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School. He has served in the local church, worked in a university counseling center, and taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Areas of expertise:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Work Concerns and Burnout
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management