About My Credentials

EDUCATION:

Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL – B.A. with double major in Religion and in Speech and Drama

Scarritt College, Nashville, TN – M.A. in Christian Education

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL – M.S. in Agency Counseling

CAREERS and EXPERIENCE

Church-Related – Youth Director, Director of Christian Education, Director of University Campus Ministry, Representative for Cokesbury Action Team; United Methodist Diaconal Minister (now retired)

Counseling – Therapist in a couple of mental health agencies, Private Practice Christian Counseling, Certified Domestic Mediator, Elementary public school counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in AL (now retired), National Certification in Counseling (NBCC) and in School Counseling (NCSC) (now retired)

Writing – Contracted curriculum writer for UM Publishing House; Freelance writing for a publication of Discipleship Resources and a Gulf Coast Christian newspaper; Recent essays in three editions of Susan King’s Short and Sweet anthology series from Grace Publishing.

Public Speaking – I chose Speech as my elective each year from 7th – 12th grades. It was also one of my college majors. Through the decades, I have spoken to many groups of various sizes all over the Southeast. Settings have included meetings, churches, retreats, camps, classes, workshops, seminars, conferences, and schools. Topics included: group building, teacher training, leadership development, many counseling issues, personal growth, faith development, spiritual growth, thinking theologically, and Bible study.

(Thanks to Tracy Jackson of Shots From the Heart Photography for the photo shoot.)