Directors of Pastoral and Church Health
Tony likes to call himself a “counselor who speaks.” Tony earned a Ph.D. from Kansas State University in Family Life Education and Consultation and a Master’s in Family Studies/Therapy from Friends University. Tony and Stacey have recently accepted a new position together as Directors of Pastoral and Church Health for EFC-MA. For over 20 years Tony was a pastor, but he is now a professor, counselor, and speaker. He and his wife Stacey teach and minister in the areas of marriage, self-identity, and finding freedom and hope in Christ. Stacey earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in English and taught English at Barclay College for 7 years and enjoys writing and teaching. Tony and Stacey co-founded the non-profit ministry Family Ministry Institute, doing business as Wheeler Ministries, to provide help and hope to individuals, marriages, families, and church teams. Tony gives seminars, equipping people through training specifically focused on developing self-awareness, spiritual awareness, and deeper relationships within marriages and with children. He is a contributing author in the book Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World through Moody Publishers, November 2018. He has been a featured speaker on Focus on the Family radio, Moody Radio, the Chris Fabry Live! Show, the American Association of Christian Counselors, and The Blessing 101 and 201 DVD series with Dr. John Trent. He has been married to Stacey for 34 years and has three adult children, Isaac (32), Adele (30) with her husband Shane Brown and daughter Amelia, and Audrey (26) with her husband Ben Skinner and sons Judah, Jedidiah, and Jireh. Dr. Tony and Stacey Wheeler have spent their entire married lives seeking to understand how marriages and families work, starting with their own marriage and family. Tony enjoys golfing, taking drives with Stacey, and drinking coffee.