Professional Experience

Janelle Hallman’s Professional Experience

Founder and Director, Desert Hope Ministries
A Christian non-profit organization offering conferences, retreats, education and speaking services related to Biblical and psychological perspectives on relational and sexual wholeness. Westminster, Colorado (2001 – present).

Licensed Professional Counselor and Director of Janelle Hallman & Associates, Inc.
General counseling practice staffed by multiple clinicians with a specialty in faith-based individuals with sexual and gender identity concerns and Christian parents with gay children. Janelle and her staff also provide counseling intensives, life coaching, consultation, and therapeutic retreats. (1993 – present). Visit Janelle Hallman and Associates Counseling Website.

Associate Professor, Denver Seminary
Full-time faculty. Denver, Colorado (2013 – present).

Adjunct Professor, Colorado Christian University
Master’s in Counseling Program, Denver, Colorado (1998 – 2001, 2009 – Present).

Professional Speaking Experience
Janelle regularly fills the role of keynote speaker at national and international church, non-profit, or academic conferences on sexuality, gender, redemption and wholeness, and God’s great and endless unconditional love and grace.


Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision:  Regent University, School of Counseling and Psychology, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 2014.

M.A. in Counseling with honors:  Denver Seminary, 1995. ¬†Also completed graduate course work at Colorado Christian University, MABC program.

B.A. in Economics with Distinction: University of Colorado at Denver, 1985.

Paralegal Certificate: Denver Paralegal Institute, 1981.