August 29, 2014 marked the end of an era for me. So many colleagues came together for a farewell party ending nine years of service at Dallas Theological Seminary. I was deeply touched and encouraged by the kind words expressed by everyone, but particularly my boss, Dr. Bob Garippa (center with jacket next to Sonia), my friend Dr. Terry Woodson (front row 2nd from left) and my former Intern, Robert Duckworth (in a suit, 2nd from left). Even though leaving is a bitter-sweet experience, I am very proud of my association with DTS, first as a student from 1971-1976 to receive my ThM and now as Director of Counseling Services. As such, I got to know a lot of students personally, probably more personally than most people get the opportunity to experience. I will always remember taking advantage of brief times with with faculty members when I would always be armed with a pad and pen to take notes as they would answer my latest question. What a land of giants!
Now, it’s a shift of focus. I’ll be rebuilding my private practice (counseling at Park Cities Presbyterian Church on Oak Lawn, Dallas) and getting more involved with counseling with missionaries at home and traveling overseas. I would appreciate your referrals, particularly for marriages needing rebuilding and for individual personal issues. I have lots of room right now! The member care work will be with PCPC as well as East-West Ministries. Exciting years ahead!