I am the Congregational Care Minister at the Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN, a suburb of Nashville. I am a National Board Certified Counselor with a strong interest in Positive Psychology. I attended the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology at Montreal in 2017.
My interests are varied: I worked as an in-patient therapist in a dual diagnosis treatment center; I participated for three years in the InterRegional Training Seminar for Jungian Analysts; I completed a two year program in Spiritual Formation; I worked with the Tennessee Professional Assistance Program providing a facilitated support group for medical professionals with addiction problems; I served a three year term on the Board of Directors for the Refuge Center for Counseling, a non-profit counseling center in Franklin, TN; I have served as a senior pastor in churches Alabama, Texas, and Tennessee; and I am currently on the Advisory Council for the Trevecca Nazarene University Graduate Counseling program.
I am interested in INPM because I want to learn more about the research that is being done in the area of Meaning. I believe there is a desperate search for meaning, especially among young adults. As a theologian and therapist, I resonate with the concept of PERMA (Martin Seligman’s theoretical model of happiness) and recognize that meaning is a central part of the search for happiness, fulfillment, and wellness.
Congregational Care Minister I Brentwood Baptist Church