DCM Training Faculty
Rev. Josh Acton, M.Div., C.P.C.
The Rev. Josh Acton has long been a leader in the Healing Ministry. He is Executive Director of Desert Call Ministries and Sr. Pastor of both Rancho Vineyard Church in San Diego, CA and Church of ACTS in Hemet, CA. He has pastored Episcopal and Anglican churches for over 20 years. Josh is founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Christian Healing, a Diocesan Ministry to the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. He is President of the North American Board for the International Order of St. Luke the Physician and is a former Director of Region 7 (Western States) for the Order of St. Luke. He leads retreats and conferences on healing and spiritual renewal across the country. Josh is author of A Powerful Joy: Lessons in Healing (Bethany Press International, 2008) and co-author of Spirit Walk (White River Press, 2000.)
The Rev. Dr. Jack Sheffield, M.Div., D.Min.
Rev. Dr. Jack Sheffield is an Episcopal priest and North American Director for the International Order of St. Luke the Physician.
He is Co-Founder and Co-Director with Anna Marie Sheffield of Deep River Ministries, San Antonio, TX. Jack has authored four anointed books: God’s Healing River, Under Healing Wings, The Genesis Seed and, Show Me Your Glory.
Rev. John Rice
For twenty-four years, the Rev. John Rice served as a parish priest for Episcopal churches in Vermont and western North Carolina. During that time he also led workshops on healing prayer ministry in churches and OSL chapters throughout the southeast and other regions of the U.S. The current focus of his teaching ministry is “to encourage, equip, and empower God’s people for Jesus’ healing ministry.” In 2009, John began leading mission teams to bring Jesus’ healing ministry to the Diocese of Durgapur, India. In the fall of 2012, forty-six individuals were inducted into one of three OSL chapters in the newly formed OSL India.
In February 2012, John retired from parish ministry in order to serve as Director of Region 3 (S.E. states) and president of the North America OSL board of directors. (The International Order of St. Luke is an ecumenical healing ministry actively at work in the U.S. and other countries.) He and his wife, Debra, live in their new home in Franklin, North Carolina. A little gardening, tennis, and fishing keep him well occupied during his time off.
Carol Greene, Ph.D.
Dr. Greene is Co-Director of the Center for Christian Healing in Dallas, TX. She is a clinical psychologist, and former Director of the Spiritual Direction & Formation program of the Anglican School of Theology. Carol also serves on the Staff of St. Luke’s Dallas, as Pastoral Counselor in Residence. She has been involved with spiritual direction and has led retreats for over twenty years. Carol is a long-time member of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician and actively involved in the Healing Ministry at St. Luke’s Dallas.
Warren Greene, M.D.
Warren is Co-Director of the Center for Christian Healing in Dallas, TX. He is a retired physician and former Medical Director and Board Member at Methodist Health Systems in Dallas. Warren is a long-time member of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician and is actively involved in the Healing Ministry at St. Luke’s Dallas.
Rev. Gordon Scheible, B.A., M.Div.
Gordon Scheible has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of San Diego, and received a Master of Divinity degree in Theology and Pastoral Counseling from The Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA. He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Associate with the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADAC). Gordon joined the treatment team at Hemet Valley Recovery Center in 2008 as a Chemical Dependency Counselor. In 1998, Gordon retired from the U.S. Navy, having served over 25 years as a Chaplain with the Marine Corps, Coast Guard and the Navy. He has been trained in Critical Incident Stress Management, developed and implemented an extensive Suicide Prevention Training Program used throughout the U.S. Coast Guard, worked as a Hospital and Alcohol Rehabilitation Service chaplain, and served as Acting Director of the Navy Family Service Center, Naples, Italy.
Prior to coming to HVRC, Gordon, an ordained Episcopal priest, was the pastor of a local Episcopal church in Hemet, CA. Since moving to Hemet in 1999, Gordon has served for three years as member of the Riverside County Mental Health Board, and is currently a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Hemet-San Jacinto Human Relations Council, and the Hemet-San Jacinto Interfaith Council. Gordon’s own life journey, his extensive international travels and his interest in world cultures and diverse religious traditions, offer a unique dimension to Hemet Valley Recovery Center and its understanding of the importance of spirituality as an essential key to successful recovery.