Sometimes a minister spends so much time ministering, he or she may not have time to spend being ministered to. NCYM has counselors available as a resource for our ministers to be able to have someone to talk with either for themselves or for something they are needing help with. The following licensed counselors will be available during the 2021 NCYM conference.
Beverly is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Wise County Christian Counseling (a non-profit counseling center) and Jenny’s Hope, a grief center for children and teens, and adults. She is experienced in dealing with marriage and family relationships, as well as individual issues such as depression, anxiety, and grief support.
Rick and Beverly are the parents of three children: Jennifer (deceased) and her husband David, of Keller, Texas, Joshua and his wife Kayci of Memphis, Tennessee, and Jonathan and his wife Jennifer of Decatur, Texas. They have five incredible grandchildren.
Steve Awtrey grew up in St. Louis and spent 25 years as a youth minister in his home town. He is an elder with the McKnight Crossings church of Christ, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Illinois, and has been the Executive Director of Christian Family Services for the past 12 years. He is a two on the Enneagram. 😊
Steve graduated from Harding University, and received his Master’s degree in counseling education from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. He has been married for over 34 years to his beautiful bride, Susan and they have three children. Adam and his wife Valerie, graduated from Abilene Christian University and practices dentistry in Abilene. Aaron graduated from Lipscomb University and manages a resort in Estes Park, Colorado. His daughter, Maddie graduated from Harding University and is an Athletic Trainer at Central Arkansas Christian in Little Rock, Arkansas. Steve is an avid Cardinal fan and loves hiking in the mountains with his family.