The dry statistics are this: I completed my M.Div. in pastoral counseling in 1991. In 1993, I earned my Th.M. in pastoral counseling and family therapy. In 1997, I completed my Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy.
In reality, I have been in training all my life. I was fortunate to grow up in an intact and loving family. Currently, I am married (have been for over 25 years), and have a quickly-reaching-adulthood daughter and son. My degrees gave me book knowledge. My family has taught me what it all really means.
Beyond the academic degrees, I have extensive training in community building, life coaching, and conflict mediation. I have had the opportunity to work across the socio-economic spectrum, with a variety of backgrounds.
On a daily basis, I watch in amazement and gratitude, as people grow, develop, change, and become thriving people. As Ray Kroc said, "You are either green and growing or ripe and rotting." So, I keep on growing.
In my spare time, I enjoy trail running, paddle boarding, and scuba diving. Oh, and I really enjoy spending time with my family.