Marisol Erlacher (M.A. Counseling 2004)
In December, Marisol’s husband Jeff was diagnosed with melanoma. Currently he is at MD Anderson, hoping to become a part of a clinical trial. If he does not qualify, he will return to Denver for treatment. Either way, the financial costs are staggering. Jeff is currently not working and Marisol has put her private counseling practice on hold. If you would like to offer assistance or encouragement to the Erlacher's, please contact Suzanne Berg Lieuwen at .
David W. Appleby (M.Div. 1974)
Dr. David W. Appleby, President of Spiritual Interventions, Inc. had It’s Only a Demon: A Model of Christian Deliverance published in 2009 by BMH Press. Dr. Appleby is currently working as co-editor with George Ohlschlager, of American Association of Christian Counseling fame, on another book tentatively entitled Transformative Spiritual Interventions in Christian Counseling. This book includes chapters written by more than twenty authors and leaders from the field of Christian counseling and academe. Each author discusses practices that they have developed and used in which the Holy Spirit intervenes in a transformative way. Publication date is tentatively set for late 2011 or early 2012.
Ron Bard (M.Div. 1981)
Ron continues to serve as Chaplain at the Excelsior Youth Center facility for emotionally disturbed teenagers located in Aurora, Colorado. Along with his wife, Gail, they have been privileged to serve there for nearly 30 years.
Randy Brandt (M.Div. 1988)
Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Randy Brandt is now serving as the Chief of Personnel Assignments for the Army Chief of Chaplains at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
Gary Elkins (M.A. PR 1982)
Gary is professor of philosophy at Toccoa Falls College, GA (since 1999) and completed an M.A. in bioethics at Trinity Graduate School in December, 2010. Gary earned a Ph.D. 11 years earlier at the University College Dublin, Ireland. He recently published an article on embryonic stem cell research in "Ethics and Medicine, An International Journal of Bioethics."
Chaplain Chris Grizzle (M.Div. 2010)
Chris was promoted to the rank of Captain on January 7th, 2011. He and his wife Denise currently live in Fort Bragg, NC.
Jeff Haanen (M.Div. 2009)
Jeff recently launched a blog called Redeeming Education: http://redeemingeducation.blogspot.com.
Gary Johnson (M.Div. 1984)
Gary returned to the Boulder area this past summer to establish a private counseling practice. He was the associate pastor of counseling at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) of Boulder for 17 years before taking an associate pastoral position in Wichita, KS for a few years. He and his wife Cynthia are glad to be back in their home state of Colorado. During his stint at FPC Boulder, Gary completed his D.Min. in Christian Spirituality at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Frank Leeds III (M.Div. 1968)
Frank was recently selected as the Alumnus of the Year for The King's College.
Chris Miller (M.Div. 1985, D.Min. 1999)
From 1985-1995 Chris served in churches in various capacities. In 1995 he opened his own counseling office and ran that for over ten years. In 2006 he joined the staff of Grace Counseling Services in Denver, CO. He and his wife Jeanne have married off their two children and just celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary. He periodically teaches at Denver Seminary. Also, he continues to conduct divorce recovery workshops which he started in 1988 (his D.Min. thesis was on the topic of divorce adjustment). He travels to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania every summer to hike and study his passion of the American Civil War.
Penny Thome (M.A. Counseling 1998)
Penny continues to enjoy her work with clients in private practice, including current students from Denver Seminary who desire counseling. Since 2009 she has served as a board member for the Colorado Association for Play Therapy and edits their newsletter.
Michael Velardo (M.A. Biblical Studies 1975)
Michael retired from Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) on his 30th anniversary (8/13/08) after 20 years in Boston directing the ministries in Massachusetts and 10 years as the Executive Director in New York City. He is currently serving (since 9/1/08) as Director of Education and Dean, New York School of the Bible - Calvary Baptist Church. Shirley, his wife of almost 39 years, serves as a part-time legal secretary.
Jonathan Waits (M.Div. 2005)
Jonathan has been serving at Central Baptist Church in Church Road, VA for the past two years. He and his wife are busy with church ministry and keeping up with their two-year-old son Noah while they await the arrival of another baby boy.
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