Meet Our Team of Addiction Professionals

Kristina Cole


Kristina grew up in Annapolis, Maryland and eventually moved to Southern California. After years in and out of active addiction and recovery, Kristina attended the Providence Women’s Recovery Program.

Providence is where Kristina finally found the answer to her sobriety. That answer being God. With this new found freedom Kristina decided to dedicate her life to help others recover.

After working as the administrative manager of Providence Women’s Recovery for three years Kristina became the director of the program.

Kristina is a certified addiction counselor with a strong background in administration, group facilitation, and management. Kristina is currently studying at Kennesaw State University. She has been serving Providence Ministries for the past four years and also values her own recovery after achieving several years of sobriety and improving her walk with God. Kristina hopes that her own experience and struggles with addiction can benefit those that she serves on a daily basis.

Cynthia Barton

Assistant Director

Cynthia is a native of the Dalton area and has been working in the field of addiction for over ten years.

Prior to becoming a staff member at Providence, she worked at Action Ministries in Atlanta, GA, Carter Hope Center in Dalton, GA and Penfield Addiction Ministries in Lavonia, GA.

Cyndy has an extensive background in group facilitation, relapse prevention, crisis intervention, and intake coordination. Cyndy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is pursuing a Master of Science in Addiction Counseling.

Being in recovery for several years, Cyndy feels a calling on her life to share her experience in active addiction and the healing found in recovery. She has a passion to help other women struggling with addiction find freedom and discover their true identity and worth in Christ.

Reverend Roy (CAC I) & Pat Johnson


Our Masters Camp Founder and CEO of Providence Ministries Rev. Roy & Pat Johnson have over 25 years of experience in Christian ministry. They established a pro-life pregnancy center in 1985 that has served over 20,000 girls and women.
They opened a shelter for homeless men in 1985 in Dalton, Georgia, which later developed into a drug and alcohol recovery program for those with substance abuse issues.

There is also a second men’s shelter in Calhoun, Georgia. They have opened two boys’ homes, licensed with the State of Georgia, that works with children assigned by the Department of Family and Children Services or the Department of Juvenile Justice.

The ministry now has three thrift stores located in Dalton, Calhoun and Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The ministry’s headquarters is located in a working mission in Dalton, Georgia.

Our Master’s Camp as well as the Providence Women’s Recovery prgram are the newest addition to the ministry, providing a recovery program for the addicted on a beautiful private rural farm.

Brother Roy & Ms. Pat have three children and five grandchildren

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