Recovery Alive National Coaches

RA National Coaches are here for you!


 Whether you are wanting to start a recovery ministry in your neck of the woods or looking to grow an existing ministry, our National Coaches are here to help!  Each coach has extensive Recovery ALIVE ministry experience and training , have their own thriving recovery ministries, and are equipped and called to walk you through the many ups and downs of launching and running your own program.  Recovery is not meant to be worked alone, and neither is recovery ministry!  

Brian and Miranda Keplinger

Executive Recovery Coaches


Brian and Miranda have been in Recovery Ministry the past 10 years. Both Brian and Miranda have a passion for seeing life transformation. Over the past 10 years while leading a thriving Recovery Program in Southeast Tennessee they have seen marriages restored, addicts set free and those struggling with hurts and hang-ups be made whole through the power of Jesus Christ.

Brian and Miranda are both Clinical counselors in mental health and substance abuse. Their goal is to help and mentor other leaders who desire to grow a program where life transformation is possible. They desire to see the Holy Spirit move and be the heart of their program, leading them every step of the way.

Brian and Miranda reside in Cleveland TN and have been married for over 10 years. Lilliana Grace, their daughter, is the light of their world and they continue to grow their family through the blessing of adoption. 

Kathleen and Peter Isabell have been married for over 7 years and have made the process of restoration and recovery their life’s work. They have both enjoyed the process of restoring and transforming homes for many years but when God opened the door for them to begin a recovery ministry in their church in Chaska, Minnesota 3 years ago, they were able to stand back and watch the Power of Jesus Christ restore and transform LIVES weighed down with shame, grief, brokenness, and addiction.

Recovery ministry is their passion and they are excited to come alongside leaders who want to begin recovery ministries in their communities.

National Coaches

Kathleen and Peter Isabell

National Recovery Coaches

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Layne and Marsha Mason

National Recovery Coaches


Layne and Marsha have been in recovery for over 19 years and leaders in Christian Recovery for the last 18 years. Because of the transformation in their own lives, the Masons are enthusiastic proponents of Christ-centered, biblical recovery.  

For the last 12 years, Layne and Marsha have led a thriving recovery ministry at their church, First Assembly NLR. Layne serves as the Recovery Pastor for the organization, and Marsha is Care & Recovery Ministry Coordinator. Under their leadership, the recovery ministry has grown exponentially and expanded to a total of five campuses, with additional campuses slated in the near future.

For over 10 years, they have coached/mentored leaders and assisted in planting numerous recovery programs in churches throughout the region. Their desire is to see Christ-centered recovery programs in every church.

Layne and Marsha reside in the suburbs of Little Rock in Sherwood, Arkansas. They have been married for 20 years and have four adult children and eight grandchildren.

Rich and Beth are Directors of Recovery Alive, Bethel Church in Goldsboro, NC. Having been active in recovery program leadership for the past 4+ years under the tutelage of John Eklund, they launched RA at their home church in September 2021 and operate a wildly successful ministry with all facets, including meal service, youth programs, and a street outreach ministry.

My name is Beth, and I am a grateful believer in Jesus Christ. I struggle with codependency, self-worth and eating disorders. After a 23-year marriage dissolved, I found myself totally dependent on Jesus for healing and restoration. I lost everything on this earth I held dear, and God is restoring it all. I am a Hospice Nurse Manager currently finishing up my Master’s in Nursing 

I’m Rich, a grateful believer in Jesus, who has delivered me from drugs, drunkenness, anger, pride, shame, and more! I am a 30-yr active-duty military retiree and MBA, currently working on my Masters in Pastoral Counseling in Addiction and Recovery at Liberty University. I currently serve as the Discipleship & Recovery Pastor at Bethel Church

Married for 2 years, we are empty nesters with a combined 7 grown children. We are happy to help guide/mentor anyone wanting to launch a RA ministry from scratch or transitioning from another recovery program.

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Rich and Beth Cederman

National Recovery Coaches

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Mike Holliday

National Recovery Coach

Mike celebrates recovery from alcohol and drugs for over 18 years, and has been involved in Christian recovery for 17+ years.
Mike served his country 11 years in the military, first with the US Army including combat in Operation Desert Storm.  After graduating PT school, he reenlisted into the Navy and served another 5 years. 
Mike has a passion for working with prison and military population, has started several prison ministry programs and helped others start ministries throughout West Virginia.   He has been involved with and supported various Christian military programs such as Reboot Recovery and Mighty Oaks Warriors Programs.
Mike has been been offering his farm as a respite for years to folks in recovery to retreat and recharge, and is in the process of launching a retreat ministry formally for individuals and organizations.
 A proud grandparent, decorated vet, local business owner, and grateful believer in recovery Mike opens up his home Friday nights to bring Recovery Alive for folks in his community, and looks forward to serving on the national level to help equip individuals, churches and communities with the RA ministry.  

Karen resides in WV and serves Recovery Alive as one of the National Online Recovery Coaches and as the Women’s Online Director. She has been involved in Recovery Ministries for 13+ Years after walking through the doors of recovery with severe panic attacks, anxiety and the effects an abusive marriage that ended. In previous years, Karen has served in several roles including that of a Co-Ministry Leader for 2 ministries in her area, represented both her state and region in helping Recovery Ministries to start up while providing additional support for existing ministries. She has trained others on the how-to of and planned connection events throughout WV to encourage and connect the recovery ministries in her state and bring awareness to those in the community.

In her role as the Women’s Online Director, Karen looks forward to continuing to connect with and encourage people online both on Wednesdays at Noon ET and Fridays at 7pm ET for Recovery ALIVE during Power and People Groups as well as helping them plug into Process Groups and Service Opportunities.
As a National Online Recovery Coach, she is excited to come alongside other Recovery Alive ministries and support them with whatever online assistance they
may need in starting their own ministry.

Karen Reese

National Recovery Coach


James & Debra D'Amato

Recovery Alive National Outreach Directors


James and Debra have been involved and serving together in Recovery and Counseling ministries since 1997. They served as Celebrate Recovery (CR) Ministry Leaders for 15 years as well as holding CR Inside and Outside State Rep positions.

James was currently employed at Prison Fellowship for six years and has been serving as a Chaplain Resource Liaison for the Western Territory. James is also a State Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Pastor of Recovery and Chaplain.

Debra is a Board Certified Licensed Biblical Counselor and has been serving as a
Counselor and Author of Biblical Coaching and Counseling curriculum for Churches,
Federal and State Corrections and local government agencies.

James and Debra reside in Southern California and have been married for 48 years and have three adult sons and nine grandchildren.

Joel and Erica have been married for 22 years which almost ended after 6 years of marriage because of Joel’s drug addiction. After surrendering their lives to Jesus Christ and attending Celebrate Recovery their marriage has totally been renewed and lives transformed. Today they are thankful that God saved their family of 5 from divorce and the wreckage that could have affected their 3 beautiful daughters .They have been involved in recovery for the past 16 years while also loving to help with the Spanish community in hopes to reach the lost. 
Today they serve at The Father’s house of Kerman which is located in the small community in Fresno County, California, where they have been living and serving since they have given their lives to Christ. 

Joel and Erica Ureña

National Recovery Coaches