Sanctuary Counseling Group Staff


Sanctuary Counseling Group is currently twelve clinical staff (and one dog), serving in fifteen different satellite offices in the Charlotte metro area and in cities and towns around the western piedmont of North Carolina—from Pineville in the south to Hickory in the north, from Shelby in the west to Salisbury in the east.

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Clinical Staff

John V. Arey, D.Min.

Executive Director
Central Office, Charlotte
Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 303

Garry Cook, MSW

First UMC, Salisbury
Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 405


Jonathan Golden, Ph.D.

First UMC, Hickory
Voicemail: 828-322-6058 ext 301

Mark D. Larson, D.Min.

Dilworth UMC, Charlotte
University City UMC, Charlotte
Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 406

Adriana Serban, Psy.D.

Epworth UMC, Concord
Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 404

Patricia H. Wells, Psy.D.

Harrison UMC, Pineville
Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 403
Direct Line: 919-698-8098

Jay Cobb, MACC

Central Office, Charlotte
Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 402

Shelton D. Davis, M.Div., M.A.

Clinical Services Coordinator
First UMC, Belmont
Assurance UMC, Huntersville
Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 408

Eddie Ingram, MSW

First UMC, Gastonia
Pineville UMC, Pineville
Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 411 

Todd R. Matson, D.Min.

Central UMC, Monroe
Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 407 


Stacey Watkins-Griffith, D.Min.

Central UMC, Shelby
Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 409

Shannon White, M.A.

Davidson UMC, Davidson
Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 410

Support Staff

Sandy Arey, Client Accounts Coordinator

Central Office, Charlotte
704-375-5354

Mission Statement

Being dedicated to the healing of heart, mind, and soul, we provide excellent emotional, spiritual, and relational health care to all people of the Carolinas.

Sanctuary Counseling Group is an accredited service center of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the Samaritan Institute.