Moose Jaw Christian Counselling Centre Inc.
Moose Jaw Christian Counselling Centre Inc.

Our Counsellors

At the end of 2023, former Executive Director, Brian Heaney, handed over the baton of the Executive Director position, to Dustin Funk. Dustin has easily and naturally stepped into this role at the onset of 2024! Congratulations to both of you in this change!  Blessings to both Brian and Dustin as they each continue with their normal schedules in helping others through their counsel; and to Dustin as he now takes on the day-to-day leadership of the Centre! 


Also! Welcome Tara Martens to the Counselling team, here at MJCCC,as a new Counsellor (see her profile below)! We are excited to have her join us and will open up booking opportunities with her at the beginning of February, 2024! Her love of working with children and teens is a welcome addition to the Centre and we look forward to the counsel she will be able to provide. Blessings, Tara!

Dustin Funk

Counsellor/Executive Director 


Professional Training

Academic:  Masters of Arts in Christian Ministries, Marriage and Family Counselling; (Honours)    Briercrest Seminary (2003)

-  Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Saskatchewan  (1996)

Associations:  Professional Association of Christian Counselors and Psychotherapists (PACCP)

Dustin Funk has been involved as a counsellor at the Moose Jaw Christian Counselling Centre since 2011.  He has his Masters of Arts from Briercrest Seminary with an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy.  The mixture of these two professions lends a special understanding in the areas of emotional and mental health. With a heart of compassion for the hurting, he desires to walk with those who may be going through painful experiences in an effort to guide them toward healing, renewed relationships, and deep peace. Dustin has experience in dealing with various marriage and family relationships, emotional health issues, addictions, and self destructive behaviours.

Tara Martens



Professional Training

Masters of Arts in Counselling at Briercrest Seminary (2024)

Masters of Leadership & Management at Briercrest Seminary 

Bachelor of Arts Christian Education: Youth Ministry Major 


Associations:  Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association 

            Additional Skills & Training: 'The Enquiring minds Seminar Trainer' (2019) as well as 'Mental Health First Aid' (2018)  Mental Health Commission of Canada;  'Applied Suicide Intervention Skills' (2017) Living Works Education 


Tara Martens has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in various capacities over her career. Tara is compassionate, empathetic, open, and transparent. Tara's strength-based approach to counselling involves building a collaborative, person-centered relationshiip with her clients that treats them as unique individuals created in the "image of God." Tara focuses on her Client's goals for therapy, including emotional, relational, personal, and spiritual goals. She aims to help empower people, whatever their circumstances, towards healing and wholeness. A favorite quote by Stuart Scott, "Hope is not defined by the absence of hardship. Rather, hope is found in God's grace in the midst of hardship. Hope is found in His promise to give us a future."

Brian Heaney



Professional Training:

Master of Arts in Biblical Counselling, Providence Seminary (1987)

Bachelor of Arts, Providence College (1987)


Associations:  Professional Association of Christian Counselors and Psychotherapists (PACCP)


Brian is married to Sharon and they have 4 adult married children and seven grandchildren.  He is presently the Executive Director at the Moose Jaw Christian Counselling Centre.  A counsellor and teacher, with advanced credentials in Biblical Counselling and several years experience in pastoral service. Brian has served, in the past, as an event faculty member for Promise Keepers Canada facilitating men’s seminars and retreats and together with his wife Sharon they have facilitated marriage seminars in both Canada and the US. Presently, Brian and Sharon serve as Program Directors at Kerith Retreats, a Focus on the Family Canada ministry to Christian leaders and their spouses.

Janet Purdy



Professional Training

Masters of Arts in Biblical Counselling (1990)

Winnipeg Theological Seminary (Providence Seminary)

Associations:  Professional Association of Christian Counselors and Psychotherapists (PACCP)


            Certification in Independent Life Skills Coach (1996)

            University of Regina, Regina SK. 


Janet Purdy is a counsellor with the Moose Jaw Christian Counelling Centre.  She has been involved in the Centre's counselling ministry since 1990. 

Janet's areas of practice focuses upon relationships, anxiety, stress and depression. 

Janet brings over 30 years of counselling experience. 

Janet considers it an honour to be used of God to come alongside individuals and couples as they journey through their life's struggles.


Dana Jayne Dokkie

Administrative Assistant


Dana Jayne is in the office from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Mondays, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays to help you book an appointment time that works for you and your counsellor, or answer any questions that you might have about our services.


Leona Reimer

Administrative Assistant


Leona is in the office from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays to help you book an appointment time that works for you and your counsellor, or answer any questions that you might have about our services.


Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for the staffing of the Centre as well as ensuring that the budget is met. The Board sponsors money-raising events as needed annually. Any individual that supports the Centre philosophically and doctrinally is eligible to run for a Board position.

Contact Us

Telephone: (306) 692-5500
Fax: Available upon request

Email: please use 'contact us' email contact form and we will respond to you there :)

Postal address
54 Stadacona Street West
Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1Z1


Some exciting things happening here at the Centre! 



'EVENING OF MUSIC' fundraising event  was a success again in 2024!!

Thank you to each of you able to come out in support!

sponsored by:

3 Keys Property Management 

see our 'Events' page for pictures and more details. . . 


We have added another Administrative Assistant to our Staff! 

Please welcome

Dana Jayne Dokkie

to our team!

We're so happy to have her join our team here to help serve you!


This extends our Administrative Hours to:


Monday 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday 9:00 am-4:00 pm


Please see our Staff page to put a lovely face to her voice on the phone! Welcome Dana Jayne!




We are located BETWEEN Main Street and the Coop Grocercy Store on Stadacona St W, in the AG Risk Solutions building; main floor; last door on the left. Our name is on our door. 





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