Life can be unpredictable and challenging. Whatever difficulties you face, NorthStar’s pastoral counseling team is here to offer faith-based support and biblical guidance, helping you find strength in God’s unwavering love.
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WHAT biblical counseling IS...

In pastoral counseling we use the Bible as our primary guide in counseling individuals. While there is a need for licensed counseling, NorthStar approaches each session with the understanding that people are created to be in a vertical relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and with others. Facilitating the restoration of these vital relationships is an important part of the counseling process, our relationship with Jesus Christ being the primary focus.


WHAT biblical counseling ISN'T...

Our counselors do not possess professional licenses or certifications issued by the State of Georgia for the practice of professional counseling, marriage and family therapy, or social work specialties; nor do they necessarily possess the required education, experience or training for such licenses.

Meet our Counselors

Tiffany Justice
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Tiffany received her undergraduate degree from Huntington University and her Master of Divinity in Psychology and Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  She served her country as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps before becoming a wife to Jared and mom to three precious kids.  

Tiffany has served with the on-site counseling team at NorthStar since 2020.  Tiffany has experience working with teen girls and women, integrating Christ centered guidance, doable goals, and healthy relationship boundaries.  Tiffany believes that there is nothing too insignificant to seek Godly wisdom about.  Her heart’s desire is to help others find peace, assurance, and joy in who God has created them to be.  

Tiffany enjoys being outdoors adventuring with her family, exercising, and cheering her kids on in lacrosse, gymnastics, and music.

Elise Moffatt
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Elise Moffatt serves as the College Ministry Associate at NorthStar Church. Elise, a native of the Kennesaw area and holds a BS in Psychology from Gardner-Webb University as well as a MA in Pastoral Counseling with a focus on Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development from Liberty University.

Utilizing her education, Elise finds joy in shepherding and guiding students and young adults through the challenging phases of childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood.

Outside of her professional commitments, Elise enjoys spending time outdoors, engaging in activities like running, walking her dog Theo, and serving her community. She and her fiancé, Clayton Rakestraw (the High School Pastor at NorthStar Church), are set to marry in 2024.

Drew Startup
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Drew began his professional career as a high school math teacher, baseball coach, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsor. God called him into full-time church ministry in 2012 where he has been a student pastor, associate pastor, pastor, and now serves as the Connections Pastor at NorthStar Church.

Drew’s passions include hanging out with his wife and four kids, coaching baseball, and being involved in the community. His education consists of a B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education, Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Specialist in Leadership.

Drew and his wife, Lauren, have 4 kids – Price, Henley, Ellany Kate, and Beckett. His passions are hanging out with his family, coaching baseball, and being involved in the local community.

Mike Wynn
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Mike Wynn serves as the Discipleship Pastor at NorthStar Church, where he passionately guides individuals in their journey of faith. Mike obtained his undergraduate degree from James Madison University and his Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Mike has been part of the NorthStar staff since 2019 and has served as one of our pastors with our on-site counseling team. Prior to joining the NorthStar team and entering the ministry, Mike served 20 years in the corporate world. Mike enjoys counseling that integrates both spiritual guidance and pastoral care. Ordained in 2020, Mike works with individuals and couples dealing with personal, relational, and spiritual challenges in their day-to-day lives.

Mike and his wife, Sarah, have been married for more than 32 years and live in the West Cobb area. They have three adult children, including one who is currently in graduate school. In his spare time, Mike enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and considers himself a theme park enthusiast.

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