Couples Academy

Bob Bartoldus

I grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York and attended State University of New York at Fredonia where I received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. I also hold a master’s degree in Business Administration from Winthrop University. No college degree could have ever prepared me for the difficulties and pressures I faced in life while trying to appear I had it all together. It all changed in 2003, when my life started to crumble. Through God’s grace, I found Grace Ministries and began a counseling and healing journey and learning the truth about myself. A journey that not only changed my life but saved it too.

In 2010, I went back to Grace Ministries and after two years, completed their Pastoral Counselor training program.In 2013, I joined Healing Grace Ministries, part-time, and finished my Counselor training. In 2015, I walked away from my secular, corporate job and devoted my life to full-time ministry by serving the needs of others.

After six and half wonderful years of serving at Healing Grace Ministries, I decided to open Lifewell Ministries to focus on sharing what I’ve learned, sharing all I know and sharing what I’ve experienced from my own healing journey. I know the counseling process at Lifewell Ministries works. Why? because I’ve walked and lived it myself.

Honestly, much of what I shared above was has only possible because of the incredible faith, prayer and support from my beautiful wife, Jill. I’m so blessed and thankful to have my wife and our 3 children, Steven, Kelly and Lydia in my life!

Professional Organization Affiliations

  • The Board of Examiners for Georgia Christian Counselors and Therapists: Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC) #0118593
  • American Association of Christian Counselors: Member
  • Prepare Enrich Premarital & Marriage Assessment: Certified Trainer and Facilitator
  • Member Organization
  • Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS): Administrator


Hasani and Danielle are highly sought after conference speakers who make an impact around the world.


Hasani and Danielle provide private and group coaching for couples who partner in passion and profit.


Hasani and Danielle are 2X best-selling authors of 14 books on Marriage, Business and Personal Growth.


Hasani and Danielle are media personalities whose expertise have been highly sought after

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