A graduate of Calvin College and Purdue University, Roger has almost 35 years’ experience as a clinical psychologist in a variety of settings. For many years Roger was a co-owner of Desert Streams Christian Counseling Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to coming to Alongside, Roger served as the director of The Well Member Care Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he supervised a staff which gave personal, relational, spiritual, and organizational help to missionaries serving all over Asia. He has been involved in counseling, debriefing, training, supervision, and team consultation. He is the son of Christian missionaries who instilled in him a love for God and an interest in full-time Christian service. Roger and his wife Jan have been married nearly 40 years and are blessed with 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.