Ann Kerlin


Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling; Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling Program Coordinator

B.B.A., University of West Georgia; M.Div., Luther Rice College and Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Liberty University; L.P.C.

Ann Kerlin joined the Luther Rice faculty as an adjunct in 2011, and became part of the full time faculty in 2013. She teaches courses in counseling at the undergrad level and in the Master of Arts of Biblical Counseling degree, where she currently serves as Program Coordinator. Kerlin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia.

Kerlin also serves as President of the Board of Directors at One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach, a non-profit agency that serves residents of Coweta County by meeting financial and housing needs. They operate a thrift store and partner with the Coweta County Food Bank. Kerlin also serves on the patient education committee of VEDA ( and works with Shalom Recovery, a Christian residential rehabilitation center, located in Belton, SC, in an ongoing research project where she provides intake assessments for women entering the program. She is also currently engaged in several research projects with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

Dr. Kerlin belongs to several professional memberships including the Licensed Professional Counseling Association of Georgia, the Christian Association for Psychological Research, and the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has presented several times in conjunction with these organizations.

Please visit the following links to Dr. Kerlin’s published works and writings.


  • Workshop at the May 2016 LPCA Convention entitled, "Recovery from Addictions" which lasted 1.5 hours, and was presented to 85 participants. 
  • Poster presentation at CAPS Convention, Denver 2015: “Changes in Adult Attachment, God Attachment, and Mental Health Symptomology in Residential Treatment for Substance Abuse.“
  • Presentation at CAPS East, Philadelphia in October, 2015: “Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Spiritually Integrated Qualitative Exploration of Ten Women’s Journeys.” The presentation contained exploration of the research project along with a description of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, the research method used on this project.
  • Presentation at CAPS East, October, 2016, “Therapeutic Change in Substance Abuse Treatment” This presentation covered several years of research on recovery projects.