TRICIA JOHNSON - Executive Director
Tricia was born and raised here in Grass Valley. She graduated from Nevada Union High School then went on to Sierra College and Point Loma Nazarene University, majoring in Child Development. In 1993 Tricia married Steve Johnson, also from Grass Valley. Together they have 3 sons, Calvin, Trevor and Sam.
Supported by Steve, Tricia lived her dream of being a stay-at-home mom, while spending extra time serving in Church and other Christian ministries. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of Anew Day, Tricia served as a Teaching Leader for Bible Study Fellowship International (BSF), a global organization of in-depth Bible Classes. For 10 years Tricia taught and directed the Grass Valley BSF women’s class, which grew to 220 women and 115 children under her leadership.
Christian ministry and community service have always characterized Tricia’s family. Her parents Jim and Anita Mills worked in the school system and were prominent youth ministers in Nevada County. Both her brothers, Scott and Ben Mills are teachers, coaches and youth ministers here as well. Her husband Steve Johnson is Deputy Chief of the Grass Valley Police department and their two oldest sons serve as staff members of local youth ministries. Tricia also has a heart for her community and feels called by God to reflect His love and to help people find hope and healing in the midst of their circumstances.
KEITH THOMPSON, LMFT - Clinical Director
Please join us in welcoming Keith Thompson as Anew Day's Clinical Co-Director. In 2009 Keith Thompson decided to explore his interest in counseling and therapy after attending Anew Day's Counseling Skills Workshop. From that experience, he began serving as a lay counselor then went on to earn his Bachelors degree, followed by his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brandman University in 2013. He received additional training in Mediation/Conflict Resolution and specialized training in EMDR, a trauma-based therapy. Keith is a member of both the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Association of Christian Counselors Keith's other areas of expertise and interest include: Relationships and Couple's Counseling, Addiction and Recovery, Trauma, Infidelity, Abuse, Pornography, Grief & Life Transitions.
Keith has come full-circle with his love for others, helping them live happy, healthy lives through the work he has accomplished through both Anew Day and his private practice. We look forward to all that awaits him as our new Clinical Director. Welcome back Keith!
SUSAN LEONARD - Lay Counseling Supervisor
Susan was raised in the Bay Area and attended Cañada College and Liberty University with a major in Counseling/Psychology. Susan is married to Mike and has six children and eight grandchildren. She recently moved to Nevada County from Maui, Hawaii, where she worked as the Director of Celebrate Recovery and as the church counselor at Hope Chapel in Kihei.
Formerly Susan worked at Big Valley Church in Modesto, California, as the Director of Single Woman's Ministry and the Director of Counseling. She has 20 years of Lay Counseling experience, including supervision, as well as a heart devoted to helping others.
Susan has worked in all facets of ministry with an emphasis on recovery, mentoring and counseling. She specializes in addiction and recovery and holds many training certificates including Crisis and Trauma, Sex Addiction, Coaching and Biblical Counseling to name a few. Susan's leadership experience and contagious love for Christ is an incredible blessing to Anew Day.
Jenny Woodall - Office Manager
Jenny was raised in the Bay Area as well as northern England, where her family lived for 7 years where her dad was transferred for work. While attending California Baptist University in Riverside, California, she met and married her husband. They lived in Riverside until 2013, when they moved the family to Grass Valley.
Jenny and her husband have been married since 1996 and have four kids. Jenny spent 21 years as a busy stay-home mom. She has always loved being the hands and feet of Christ, glad to meet needs He brings to her attention. Homeschooling for 16 years provided the ability to make ministering to others a core family value; whether it was through organized activities and events, or meeting needs of individuals they came across.
The Woodalls have been very involved in 4H/FFA and their local church, with many volunteering duties and jobs (and animals!) along the way. Jenny enjoys caring for her mini-farm critters, cooking, baking, and canning.
This is Jenny’s first jump back into the workforce since her eldest was born. Previously she worked in various office positions; most recently as an Office Manager for a Southern California foster care agency. Jenny is excited to join the ministry of Anew Day and work in such a close-knit office. She enjoys doing her part to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for clients, counselors, and therapists, while assisting Tricia and making sure the office is running smoothly.
GARRETT KRONLAND - Administration
Garrett joined Anew Day’s office staff as an administrative assistant in July of this year. He has worked for Anew Day in the Professional Therapy division for five years as a Registered Associate of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Garrett has completed his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant University. Garrett knew from an early age that he had a fondness for understanding human behavior, and started working towards his professional career by earning his Bachelors of Science in Psychology at the University of California, Davis. It was here that he took steps towards learning more about the dynamic interactions of human thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. He is continuing to pursue his professional career by merging his interests in psychological science with his passion and drive for helping people.
Garrett believes that hope is a foundational component of transformative life-change, and he actively works with his clients in helping them discover their own sources of hope.