Our Counselors

JONATHAN PALACI, Director

Jonathan serves as Director and Counselor of Christ Family Care & Counseling. He has been a pastor and counselor for over 14 years. 

Jonathan holds a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University, Virginia, a B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Trinity University, Chicago, is a Certified Counselor with the American Association of Christian Counselors(AACC), and is certified with Prepare Enrich, a marriage counseling organization.

Jonathan's area of emphasis and passion is Marriage & Family Counseling.

He also currently serves as a lead pastor of Christ Family Church in Miami, Florida and has been married for 14 years to wife Marylin and has 3 children.

 

Mike Swihart, LEAD COUNSELOR

Mike serves as Lead Counselor and Co Founder of Christ Family Care. He has been a counselor, pastor and Licensed Therapist (Indiana) for over 36 years. 

Mike holds a Bachelors in Arts from Trinity University, a Masters Degree in Biblical Counseling from Grace Theological Seminary and has had his own private practice (Care Counseling Center) in Indiana along with ministry/teaching to churches, retreats, missions, consulting, lead Heart To Heart counseling training seminars, and START Mens Retreats focusing on healing and restoration for sexual wounds and sin.

Mike's area of focus is marriage  and family counseling, addictions, sexual addictions,  including abuse, aversion, and trauma.

Mike has been married to his wife Bevan for 39 years, have 3 children and grandchildren.



JOSE PRADO, PASTORAL COUNSELOR

Jose serves as a Counselor at Christ Family Care with 10 years of counseling and pastoral experience.

Jose graduated from The Pastor College in Maryland. He is Co Founder of Christ Family Care, serves as an evaluator of church planters for Acts29 Network and the North American Mission Board.

Jose's area of focus is Mens Issues and application of the Gospel to difficult areas of life.

He currently serves as a lead pastor of Christ Family Church. He is married to his wife Kristine for 15 years and have 4 children.


Veronica Bello, counselor

Veronica serves as a Counselor at Christ Family Care.

She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage & Family from Liberty University in Virginia. In addition, she is a Certified Christian Counselor from the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

Veronica's emphasis is on Womens issues, and family counseling.

She currently serves as Children & Women's Ministry Leader at her church and has been married for 16 years with 3 children.