Staff

Dr. Alan Pickering - Founder of Ultimate Life Now & Lead Counselor

Alan grew up in New Jersey and became a Christian at age 17. He worked in the inner city of Philadelphia with the gangs while attending Northeastern Christian College in Villanova, PA. He currently has an extensive counseling practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He finished his undergraduate work at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, TX (Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies). His graduate studies include Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX (Masters of Divinity), Bethel Seminary in San Diego, CA (Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy), and Harding University in Memphis, TN (Doctor of Ministry).He has done course work at the University of Texas (Arlington), Fuller Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. work in clinical psychology.

Alan has been married to Tamara for 37 years. They have adult children and are now enjoying this era of grandchildren.

Phone: 817.807.6869
Aimee Nucum - Executive Assistant

Born and raised in the Philippines, Aimee moved to Texas at age 7 with her family. She is the youngest of five and is a proudly involved aunt to nine nieces and nephews. Aimee enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, game nights, cooking, singing, dancing, and anything music-related.

Aimee accepted Christ and was baptized at age 16. Her passion for working with adolescents derived from volunteering with a youth ministry for five years by building meaningful relationships with students and helping lead them to a Christ-centered life. Aimee’s undergrad internship consisted of working with pregnant and parenting teens in a drop-out prevention program, where she facilitated student support groups. For her grad internship, Aimee worked in a group private practice setting as a student therapist intern where she worked directly with clients from various populations.

Aimee obtained both of her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees, with a minor in Psychology, from Texas Christian University. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Texas and is also currently employed by Communities in Schools of Tarrant County as a Program Manager. She thoroughly enjoys expanding her knowledge and plans to use her competence, values, and skills to help others in any way possible.

Robert Simmons Jr. - Life Coach

Robert is a certified Executive and Professional Coach, which he earned from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A retired Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, Robert has a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science majoring in management. While in the Marines, Robert was certified as a Career Advisor and Substance Abuse Counseling Officer providing guidance for hundreds of Marines and Sailors through his 24-year career.

Robert is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt specializing in Lean principles. As a performance improvement expert in the defense and health care industries, Robert has helped shape policies, procedures, and processes for businesses and the people who lead them. He has been coaching in the military, local community, and business for more than 15 years and has a wide range of experience.

Phone: 817.658.4282
Lauri Simmons - Pastoral Counselor

Lauri is a wife and mother of two incredible children. God has used Lauri in and out of church for more than 20 years helping and encouraging women in various ways. Lauri has taught and mentored ladies in marriage, relationships, and many other aspects of life. Her positive and Biblical approach leaves people with actionable steps they can take to experience a more fulfilled life.

One of Lauri’s biggest passions is parenting ADHD children. Lauri herself is ADHD and raising her son who is also ADHD has driven her to help many parents with understanding and learning techniques that enhance the child’s giftedness. Having served as a substitute teacher as well as children ministry leader, she saw the consequences of adults not being educated in how to treat and tap into the strengths of ADHD students. Her insights and experience has helped many change the direction of their children’s lives.

Phone: 817.800.5950
Francine Ivey - Author, Certified Life Coach, and Speaker

Francine grew up in a military home living in Asia most of her young life. After her father retired, they moved back to the United States and settled near Mobile, AL. It was there she met her husband, Dr. Wade Ivey whom she married in March 1990. Over the next 27 years, they served together and traveled in an evangelistic ministry as youth pastors, senior pastors, and worship leaders. They have served in traditional churches, new church plants, mission trips, revivals, youth camps, and prisons. They have three children whom she homeschooled. She also worked from home and built a successful business where she was promoted to Senior Leadership Levels, winning several regional and national awards.

On January 8th, 2017, her husband was killed in a tragic car accident. As she and her children began the grieving process, she found a tangible, powerful, loving God who would carry her through her darkest of nights. On January 19th, just 5 days after her husband’s funeral, Francine picked up his online ministry and began to go live via Facebook each weekday morning. Her first video had over 40,000 views, and she now ministers to over 2500 followers through her newly formed ministry called Consumed by the Call Ministries. Francine and her children now reside in the DFW area. She specializes in marriage, family, business and victory life (a ministry of overcoming loss or the unexpected circumstances and road blocks of life).

Follow on Facebook @consumedbythecallministries
Sara Tanner - Ultimate Life Intern

Sara was born and raised in Houston, TX and moved to the DFW area in the fall of 2012. Sara accepted Christ at age 13 and was baptized at age 18. She has worked alongside kids throughout high school through Ready Set Teach courses. Through Fellowship Church, Sara continued her passion with children by serving at FC Kids and leading MIX Plus groups of adolescents through The MIX student movement for four years.

Sara received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington, with an emphasis in Childhood and Adolescent Development. Sara will continue her education by obtaining a Graduate degree in Biblical Counseling.

Phone: 713.505.3072

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effective with life and thus bring glory to God.