Meet the Director
Thomas M. Holmes, D.Min.Executive Director
Dr. Holmes has been building this ministry since its beginning in 1989 as a counseling resource for local congregations. An ordained minister, Dr. Holmes received his Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling degree in 1984 from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is a Certified Pastoral Counselor and Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
People have come to this Center for the past twenty years largely due to the emphasis established from the very beginning to purposefully integrate matters of faith with the practice of modern life as people desire to deal with such issues. Although people come to Dr. Holmes for all sorts of mental disorders, he specializes in matters of relationship difficulties--including marriage and family counseling, He also has much experience dealing with matters related to sexual abuse and post traumatic stress.
The most recent areas of concern and development relate to matters of community development and the healing of the larger community through purposeful strategies of community engagement and collaboration. Dr. Holmes has been recently appointed by the Allen County Commissioners to the Allen County Children's Services Board. He is also on the executive committee of the Lima NAACP and is an active participant in the We Care Faith Partners group sponsored by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize and Hardin Counties.