Our Staff

Our Counselors

Walter Linn, D.Min., Ph.D. LMFT Executive Director

Walter (MFC16431) founded Genesis Counseling Service in 1978 and serves as Executive Director. He has worked with couples and families for the last forty years, including speaking at seminars and conferences.  He specializes in working with couples in crisis and men who are “stuck”. He consults with churches on a variety of issues and serves as a Personal Life Coach with pastors and businessmen.  He and his wife, Gayle speak at couples retreats and parenting seminars.

Luda Leinster, M.S. LMFT Clinical Director

Luda is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC36179) and serves as the Clinical Director of Genesis.  She has over twenty years experience working with couples, individuals and families.  Luda offers in-depth insights based on Biblical principles of spiritual and emotional health.  She has expertise in:  marriages or families in conflict, parenting,   individuals or families in vocational Christian ministry, as well as issues such as anxiety, depression, forgiveness and grieving losses.

Susan Logan, M.S. LMFT

Susan (MFC24526) graduated from California Baptist University with a degree in counseling psychology in 1984.  On Genesis staff for over twenty-five years, she currently the Director of Genesis Counseling Service in Ridgecrest. Susan specializes in marriage counseling and working with adolescents. She is married to Bill, who is pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church of Ridgecrest and they have four children.

Susan Little, M.A., LMFT

Susan is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. After completing her Master of Arts degree from Azusa Pacific University in Clinical Psychology,   Susan has gained a wide range of experience with clients of different ages and problems and especially likes her work with children and adolescents.  Susan seeks to support clients through empowering them to make positive choices in their lives and relationships.


Eve Clayton, C.P.A. | Director of Operations

The faithful backbone of the success of Genesis, Eve has been Director of Operations for Genesis since 1988. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1978 with a degree in accounting and joined Genesis after serving on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ in various accounting roles for ten years. She and her husband, Bill, have been married for 33 years. They have two adult sons and three grandchildren.

Susan Kaylor, Receptionist

The most recent addition to our staff is our receptionist, Susan Kaylor. Her background includes a degree in Communication Theory from Azusa Pacific University and more than 20 years in Public Safety Communications. She is pleased to help facilitate connections between our clients and our counselors, continuing to connect folks who need help with those who have the skills to help them. 

To schedule a visit or get more information, call 909.890.2299 or email info@genesiscounseling.net.