Director of Online Counseling ProgramsAssistant Teaching Professor

Member of Wake Forest faculty since 2011

Mailing Address: WFU Department of Counseling, Box 7406, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Office Phone:  336-758-8625

Location: Carswell 223


  • DMin in Marriage and Family Counseling, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Duke Divinity School, Duke University
  • BA in History, Duke University

Research and Special Interests:

  • Integrating Spirituality and Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Couples and Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Coaching Clergy, and Consulting Religious Organizations in Transition

Counseling Experience:

  • Pastoral Care and Counseling as a United Methodist Pastor
  • Director of Religious Services, Charter Mandela Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Director of Counseling and Congregational Care, Centenary United Methodist Church, Winston-Salem, NC

Professional Licensure and Memberships (selected):

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • Association of Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society
  • International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
  • The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry Specialist
  • Church Transformational Team Member, Plowpoint Ministry

Recent Presentations:

  • National Association for Church Business Administrators Annual Conferences: Right Brain and Left Brain People in Ministry: Collusion or Collision. Part 1 in 2010 and part 2 in 2011.
  • NCAMFT Conference, 2009, Effective Couples Assessment Using Pre-marriage and Couples Inventories.
  • Wake Forest University, Professional Community Workshop, 2006, Spiritual Issues in Counseling: Applying Attachment Theory in Understanding Spirituality and Psychotherapy.
  • NCAMFT Conference,2006, Spiritual Issues in Couples Therapy: Applying Attachment Theory in Understanding Spirituality and Psychotherapy with couples.


I enjoy spending time with my wife, Diane. I always look forward to seeing my two adult daughters, Laura and Rosemary. I am often on FaceTime with my granddaughter, Emaline.  Other than the love of being with my family, I am a big fan of ACC football and basketball. Reading, listening to music, hiking, and tracking animals (only shoot them with a camera!) in the wild are a few of my guilty pleasures.