Executive Team


 
 Doug has been the clinical director of several behavioral health counseling agencies.  He has developed and directed comprehensive residential and outpatient adolescent and adult programs for the state of California for those struggling with sexually compulsive disorders. He has been helping people get free for the past 30 years.  The Freedom U curriculum and program components are based on his expertise in developing proven approaches that produce positive results.

Doug Phillips

  Co-founder // MSSW, University of Louisville, LCSW, State of California

Doug has been the clinical director of several behavioral health counseling agencies.  He has developed and directed comprehensive residential and outpatient adolescent and adult programs for the state of California for those struggling with sexually compulsive disorders. 

He has been helping people get free for the past 30 years.  The Freedom U curriculum and program components are based on his expertise in developing proven approaches that produce positive results.  

Doug’s drive and compassion is grounded in his own personal experience of addictions, of which he has been free for 42 years. Doug is married with 6 children and 1 grand daughter.

 
 
 
 Kevin has extensive experience in working with drug and alcohol recovery programs, helping people struggling with compulsive addictive behavior. He was a counselor for a dual diagnosis hospital treatment center for 3 years.  He also developed and directed a residential recovery program, which he directed for 5 years.

Kevin Dedmon

Co-founder // M.A. Leadership Studies, Vanguard University

Kevin has extensive experience in working with drug and alcohol recovery programs, helping people struggling with compulsive addictive behavior. He was a counselor for a dual diagnosis hospital treatment center for 3 years.  He also developed and directed a residential recovery program, which he directed for 5 years.

He has provided pastoral crisis counseling over the past 35 years.  He has coached young leaders throughout the world to develop and fulfill their life vision.

The curriculum for Freedom U is born out of Kevin’s own journey into freedom, and the tools that helped him to get free and live well. Kevin is also a best selling author, and international speaker. 

He has been married for 40 years, has 2 children, and 1 grand daughter.

 
 
 

Operations


 
 Ethan is passionate about helping others on their journey towards sexual wellness. His heart to help people has led him to partnering with Freedom U, where he serves as the Operations manager at Freedom U. 
 

Ethan Rupprecht

Ethan is passionate about helping others on their journey towards sexual wellness. His heart to help people has led him to partnering with Freedom U, where he serves as the Director of Operations at Freedom U. 

Ethan is single, but certainly eligible.  He loves pizza, 1940’s music, God, and hockey, especially the Penguins.

 

 

Freedom Coaching Team


 Marcus has 10 plus years experiencehelping men gain wholeness and emotional health. 
 Jerry has 25 years experience coaching and mentoring men and couples
 Through his relentless search for sexual freedom over a 30 year span, he knows what works and maybe even more importantly; what doesn’t. 
 Chris is passionate about helping men recover from sexual struggles, grow in freedom and wellbeing, and thrive in relationships.

Marcus Miller


Marcus has 10 plus years experience helping men gain wholeness and emotional health. 

Marcus specializes in helping clients to let go of control in their lives, build healthy relationships, understand and get free from shame in sexuality, and get past logic to connect to their hearts. 

He loves raw honesty, and believes that the only way to beat shame is to have incredible courage to come out of the darkness and let your self be seen. 

Marcus understands that the freedom journey is a process, and that people need time and permission to figure it out as they go. The goal isn’t perfection, but growth and wholeness. 

He is an outdoor adventure junky.  He loves hiking, skydiving, cliff jumping and basically everything that push the limits. 

Jerry Coughlin


Jerry’s vulnerable, raw style brings ease and safety to the coaching experience.  His passion is to see men, couples, and families living out the fullness of their destiny, and become who they were born to be. 

Jerry has 25 years experience coaching and mentoring men and couples.  He has a BS from Syracuse University, and an MBA from Liberty University. He has theological and counseling training from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He is a certified Anger Management trainer and a certified marriage counselor by the Gottman Institute.  

Jerry is the father of five children. 

He is an avid sportsman and a business owner.  With this life experience, he combines a father’s heart with a coach’s ability to push you a little further than you think you can go. 

Mark Lex

Chris Pacilio



Mark’s life journey can be described in one word – resiliency.  Through his relentless search for sexual freedom over a 30 year span, he knows what works and maybe even more importantly; what doesn’t. Mark’s “never give up” attitude is reflected in his coaching style over the many years of working with men and couples in sexual addiction recovery and marriage restoration. 

Mark’s business and corporate experience gives him special insight into the challenges of balancing recovery, family, and career.

Mark is also a certified chaplain. 

Mark loves spending time with his family and enjoys travel, hiking, reading, and is an avid Cubs fan. 

He has been married for 36 years to the most patient person on the planet.  They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. 

Chris is passionate about helping men recover from sexual struggles, grow in freedom and wellbeing, and thrive in relationships. Since working through his own personal struggles with unmanageable compulsive sexual behavior, he has led several life and sexual wholeness groups over the past five years, in which he has taken men from isolated brokenness to wholeness.

Chris’ coaching style helps men identify false beliefs that create cycles of misbehavior, as well as helping them bust through roadblocks preventing freedom and growth. He also equips his clients with relapse prevention tools to maintain freedom, and helps them develop new belief patterns, propelling them towards wholehearted living. 

Chris is passionate about playing music, cars, connecting in healthy relationships, and is married to the love of his life.

 

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