THE OFFICIAL BIO

I am a professional social worker with an MSW who has worked as a counselor and case manager for outpatient mental health services for almost 18 years. I have also worked in the university setting with students who have disabilities as well as in residential and acute care treatment programs with troubled adults, children, and adolescents.

I currently serve as a church counselor for women in crisis, as an altar prayer partner on our church’s ministry team, and in one of our many weekly prayer teams. I have taken extensive course work in Biblical counseling toward the end of completing a certificate. I recently completed a 2-year certification in ministry by my church and am in the midst of meeting the requirements for a certificate in worship.

I have also planned and coordinated social and ministry activities for church singles groups; taught a workshop at a Christian singles retreat; created, edited and coordinated publicity and newsletters for church singles groups; taught and wrote curriculum for children’s Sunday school; led women’s home Bible studies and discipleship groups; sang in several church choirs; participated in several weekly prayer ministries; created & directed choreography and designed costumes for children in a church-wide Christmas cantata; and gone on several short-term missionary trips overseas and in Mexico.

I was the author of Care for the Caregiver, a monthly inspirational email column designed specifically for social workers and other professional caregivers. For over 2 ½ years, I encouraged professional caregivers to attend to self-care by presenting a short article on one of many aspects of self-care, then researching and providing links to articles, videos, slide shows, and websites on these facets of self-care. I also contributed articles for the God’s Vitamin C for the Soul series as well as to the quarterly newsletter for NACSW’s (North American Association of Christians in Social Work’s), The Catalyst.

My ministry focus and experience includes Christian singles, self-care, total body sanctification, the pre-eminence of one’s identity in Christ (especially for Christian women in a secular work environment), the restoration of people to the original plan of our God and Creator, and spiritual warfare. My ultimate goal is to be published as a prolific writer who actually gets paid to write (LOL), and to minister overseas as a social work missionary. Please look up my Facebook page, “For single Christians: One is a Whole Number,” for further information and inspiration.

I will make yet more changes to this page in the future to see if you are paying attention. ha ha!