Dr. Sean Ridge

Professor of Counseling
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B.A. in Psychology (Bluffton University)
M.M.F.T. in Marriage and Family Therapy (Abilene Christian University)
Ph.D. in Family Therapy (Texas Woman’s University)

Website: www.RidgeCounselingServices.com

My favorite part about teaching at Johnson is: Investing in the lives of students, preparing and equipping them for their current ministries as well as future ministry.

When I’m not teaching, I love to: Spend time with my family – this is where my primary ministry lies.

In my classes, students can expect: Interaction and dialogue, to be challenged to understand diverse viewpoints, and to wrestle with “where is God in the midst of the human experience?”.

My best advice to a new student in my program is: Prepare to challenged and empowered, both personally and professionally.

Because of my influence, I most want my students to become: Capable of ministering to people they never thought they’d be able to.

The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: Counseling is not being smarter than other people (and telling them what to do)… it is about walking with people and nurturing/challenging/serving them as they make meaning of their experiences.

A quote that influences how I live is: “You have to remain attentive to those who see things differently than you. They are often honest and they perceive in Christ something of the invisible that He has been manifesting to people across the centuries. Do not close yourself. Live the little bit of gospel you have grasped.” – Roger Schutz (Brother Roger)