I have been blessed with a fantastic wife and son. Melissa and I have been married since 1997 and our son, Michael, is currently a full-time college student.
I am a follower of Christ who enjoys developing authentic, helping relationships with others. Exploring, experiencing, and sharing God’s Grace is a central part of what I do. I love offering a safe place to help others discover and learn how to practically act on faith in order to experience the true freedom God provides us in Christ. I have been blessed to experience God working through my time with others to heal and grow them, as well as me.
I received my MBA from Campbell University in 2002. After working several years as an accountant, I realized a desire to minister to people as a counselor. This became clear to me after a difficult time in which I struggled with anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. During that period of my life, I learned invaluable lessons about God’s love for me and what trusting Him really looked like. After a taste of freedom, I wanted to share His Grace with others.
I left my position in accounting and began serving as an Interim Youth Minister in 2007. I also began pursuing a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I eventually transitioned to a full-time Christian Counselor and completed my degree.
While serving full-time as a Biblical Counselor from 2008-2013, I earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University. I was ordained as a Minister of Pastoral Care by the National Conservative Christian Church. I became a Certified Temperament Counselor and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor under the authority of the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA). I am now member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and NCCA.
I took some time off from full-time counseling in 2013 for a number of reasons, including the desire to be closer to home as my son was in high school and participating in events I wanted to experience with him. During that time, I was privileged to be able to do several things I wanted to do, such as publishing part of my story in a book about anxiety and panic attacks, speaking to small groups, and counseling a limited number of clients. I also was able to become a Certified Personal Trainer, a goal I have had for years. I enjoy weight training and attaining general fitness goals, and it is a pleasure to share my knowledge and experience with others seeking goals pertaining to fitness.
I am excited that God has now opened doors for me to be able to serve Him and others in my home town of Dunn, NC. Not only that, I am able to work with my wife, Melissa, as we offer a variety of services to the people of Dunn and surrounding communities.
I have been married to Neil since 1997. We have enjoyed growing together and deepening our relationship over the years. We have one wonderful son, Michael, who is currently attending Campbell University. He has always kept us on our toes and loves life!
I have always enjoyed helping and serving. When I was a young child, my grandmother became ill and I became her personal nurse. She gave me a special outfit that she called my “nursing outfit”.
I guess that kind of stuck because I became a Registered Nurse in 2000 and worked in a few different settings. I received a MSN from Duke University in 2003 and became board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Most of my career as a Nurse Practitioner has been in public health. I enjoy getting to know people and dig a little deeper with them about their needs.