Education

  • Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Dissertation: "Faith from our Fathers? A Study of the Relationship between Childhood Father Involvement and Adult Faith Maturity"
  • Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A. in Christian Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Frostburg State University

Selected Publications

  • “A Reconsideration of Faith Development: Faith Identity” in Soul & Spirit, Society for Christian Psychology, AACC, 10(3), pp. 4-5.
  • "A Biblical Perspective on Coping with Anxiety" in Transformation, AACC, 2013, 5(4), pp. 1-3

Selected Presentations

  • "Faith States: A Dynamic Theory of Faith Development" - American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) World Conference, Nashville, TN, September 2015
  • "Dealing with Crisis in Resort Ministry" - Association of Resort and Leisure Ministers (ARLM) Biennial Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2015
  • “Faith from Our Fathers? A Study of the Relationship between Childhood Father Involvement and Adult Faith Maturity” – Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) International Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 2014

Related Experience

  • Professional Counselor, Trinity Family Counseling Services, 2008-2015
  • Deep Creek Lake Resort Ministries, North American Mission Board, MSC Missionary, 2007-2015
  • Deep Creek Baptist Church, Oakland, MD, member, Worship Leader, 2007-2015
  • Teaching Fellow, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005-2007
  • Rock Creek Road Baptist Church, Mineral Wells, TX, Associate Pastor, 2000-2005

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies
    • Assistant Track Coordinator, 2014 International Conference
  • Psi Chi: International Honor Society for Psychology
    • Co-Advisor for SBU Chapter, 2015-present
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Society for Christian Psychology

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
    • Substitute Sunday School Teacher
  • Presented FitMarriages for The Marriage Weekend, February 2017