Richard was born and raised in Bossier City, LA. He then moved to Arkadelphia, AR to attend Ouachita Baptist University where he received a Bachelors degree in Student Ministry in 2003. He moved to Dallas in 2009 to marry his wife, Erin, and found himself back in school at Dallas Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters in Biblical Counseling. Richard will complete his degree in the Fall of 2012.
For over 8 years he has worked in student ministries in both Arkansas and Texas, including his current position on staff at Fellowship Bible Church Dallas. His passion for teenagers, combined with his own experience in personal counseling, has led to an ability to connect with and have an appreciation for what teens are going through physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Through his studies, Richard has also been ignited with a passion for marriage therapy. No matter who he counsels, he hopes he can help his clients get “unstuck” and move forward in life and relationships.
In addition to being a husband to Erin, Richard also enjoys spending time with their daughter, Isabel.
Andrew grew up right down the road in Richardson, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he received his Bachelors degree in Organizational Development. It was during these years that Andrew noticed a need for passionate counselors who want to reach out to teens and young adults. After college Andrew returned to Dallas to work in his field of study and, at the same time, he began volunteering with Young Life. Through his time hanging out with young adults and students in Young Life, he soon realized that his passion was in walking alongside these people during life’s challenges and difficulties while helping them focus on hope and change. Over the past several years Andrew has served as a Youth Pastor at Dallas Bible Church, a Young Life leader in Richardson, a student at Dallas Theological Seminary, and a husband to his wife Abby. He is looking forward to focusing his next year on completing his Masters in Counseling program at DTS and helping young adults find hope throughout the many challenges life can bring.
Kate was born in Dallas,Texas and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and Denver, Colorado before she returned to Dallas as a freshman at Highland Park High School. She received her Bachelors degree in Art History from Southern Methodist University. It was during this time that she went through her own struggles with alcohol, people-pleasing, and co-dependency. She learned the value of recovery programs like Celebrate Recovery, and the importance of community in healing and facing your struggles.
With her own journey of recovery coupled with her love for people, she decided to pursue her Masters in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. She will complete her degree in the spring of 2012. Kate feels passionate about helping others find wholeness, freedom, and peace in their own lives.
In her free time, Kate loves to be with her husband and their black lab, Koby.