Staff & Consultants

Kenneth L. BakkenKenneth L. Bakken, D.O., Dr.P.H., ABIHM, Founder & President, HealthVision International, is a dynamic and transformational physician, priest, and public health scientist. An internationally known teacher, author, and health care consultant, Dr. Bakken is a sought-after conference speaker and seminar and retreat leader. He is the author of three critically acclaimed books; his most recent publication is the new edition of The Journey Into God: Healing and Christian Faith (Wipf & Stock Publishers, Eugene: 2015). Dr. Bakken is the host of an innovative two hour, six-part video series, The Journey Toward Wholeness: Reclaiming the Healing Ministry of Jesus. Dr. Bakken is a preventive medicine and pain management specialist and has taught international health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). Dr. Bakken was co-founder of Puget Sound Parish Nurse Ministries in Seattle. He is a medical consultant for the Fibromyalgia Syndrome treatment program for the Keays Medical Group at Bayview Medical Clinic in Tacoma, WA and was voted by over 5,000 of his medical peers as one of Seattle’s Best Physicians in 2004. Dr. Bakken also served for nearly 12 years as shared-time pastor at Saint Andrew’s parish (ELCA) in Bellevue, Washington and is now a Bishop and Vicar General of the Augustana Catholic Church, formerly known as the Anglo-Lutheran Catholic Church. He is founder and president of HealthVision International. HVI, together with Fr. John Calbom, offers consultation, seminars, and the Theosis Course for faith-based organizations, persons in religious and health care leadership, parish nursing, and healing and health ministries worldwide. The Theosis Course combines sound science and clinical practice with the ancient wisdom of Christian spirituality to bring about Christ-centered healing and transformation for the whole person, our mission statement. Bishop Bakken final version II

Curriculum vitae, references, and fee schedule are available upon request.
John CalbomFr. John Calbom, M.A., HealthVision Board of Directors, is an inspirational speaker, corporate chaplain, consultant, certified HeartMath provider, and a Russian Orthodox (ROCOR) priest with degrees in theology and psychology. He is co-author with his wife, Cherie, of four best-selling books including The Complete Cancer Cleanse (Thomas Nelson, 2003) and Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life (Warner Books, 2008).  He integrates Biblical truths with insights from neuropsychology, cardiac psychology, and behavioral medicine as part of training for excellence to reach our God-given potential.

His popular seminar Who Am I; What Is My Purpose? helps people discover the dreams in their hearts and how to live them fully. He helps individuals and organizations discover their purpose, create a vision for the future, and come into alignment spiritually, psychologically, and physically so that they might fulfill the reason for which they were created. He takes people through the deep work of transformation that goes beyond the superficial to bring about true and lasting change, which brings wholeness and abundance.

Cherie CalbomCherie Calbom, M.S., C.N., “The Juice Lady”, HealthVision Board of Directors, is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on diet and nutrition and especially healthy juicing. She has written over 21 books, the first and best known of which is Juicing for Life, one of many of Cherie’s books translated into 17 different languages. Bayview Medical Clinic recommends Cherie’s practical nutritional research and books for our poorly nourished and overweight patients. Whole, fresh, natural foods make a huge difference in the health and well-being of fibromyalgia patients. Cherie’s popular and educational website is .

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