Counsolers Charles & Patricia

Teleios Counseling Ministries

http://www.completeinchrist.org/

Chuck and Patsy:

While serving with Wycliffe, we spent 1 years in France and Switzerland learning French, then went to Sudan, East Africa for 2 years. After a year’s furlough in America we were assigned to Togo, West Africa for 3 years. We returned home in 1986 and continued to serve Wycliffe at the Southeast Regional Office in Stone Mountain, GA.

After Chuck got his Master’s degree in 1990, the Lord led us to form Teleios Counseling Ministries (“TCM”) in 1993. From the very beginning the Lord brought us people—mainly women—who had been sexually abused as children, so we have developed that “specialty” in our counseling ministry. We also work with married couples as well as individuals. Since both of us are products of divorced homes, we have a passion for helping married couples achieve harmony and wholeness in their own marriages.

The Lord opened the door for us to go to the Former Soviet Union and Ukraine in 2004; we have made ten short-term mission trips to these countries to counsel and pray with people for inner healing. We have a great desire to continue our outreach to these countries, as well as to others nations where the Lord leads.

We live in Stone Mountain, Georgia, along with our 14-year-old cat, Skitty We have two adult sons: both live in the Atlanta metro area.

Chuck:

I was born in Baltimore, but grew up in northern California. My parents were divorced when I was about 2 years old, and my father was awarded custody of my older brother and myself. He never remarried, so I grew up in an all-male household: even our dogs were male!

When I was 17 years old I joined the Navy and served as an enlisted man for two years. During that time I was able to qualify for a Navy college scholarship program and attended the University of Missouri (1959-63). In 1963-64 I received Navy pilot training and later flew combat missions in Vietnam (1967). After that I flew the “Friendly Skies” as a pilot with United Air Lines for ten years (1968-78) before Patsy and I became missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1977.

I have a B.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri and an M.A. in counseling from Liberty University (VA). I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. I am also a licensed minister

Patsy:

I was raised in central Pennsylvania, the oldest of three children. My parents divorced when I was 18-years-old, and our mother moved my younger sister, brother, and me to south Georgia, where she had grown up. I attended Valdosta State University and have undergraduate degrees in History and Social Work.

I met Chuck in Jacksonville, Florida, while he was in the Navy and I was working as a social worker and later as a teacher. We were married in September 1966. We moved to California for one year, while Chuck was training with his squadron and then went on a six-month deployment to Vietnam.

When he returned, we left the Navy and joined the airlines, living in Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, and lastly, Fairfield, CT. While living in Connecticut both Chuck and I became born-again Christians, and several years later the Lord called us into international missions with Wycliffe Bible Translators.

We moved to Stone Mountain, GA, in 1986 and this is where we call “Home” for now.

I enjoy acting, singing (I had a part in a Christian musical based on the Gospel of Mark), dance, and being with people in extrovert-type activities.

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