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First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2023
Dr. Tophoven was born in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany, near Cologne on the Rhine River. Dr. T, as his students call him, comes to Gordon-Conwell with much pastoral, clinical counseling, and business/ministry experience. Over the last 28 years, he has ministered as the director of a large church-based counseling center, founded several private counseling practices, helped two struggling churches by serving as an interim pastor, and worked as a counseling missionary in Europe.
His educational journey includes a BA (double major) in English Literature and Psychology from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, an MA in Counseling Psychology from Regent University in Virginia Beach, and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision also from Regent University.
Dr. T’s heart is all about preparing the next generation of ethical, well-trained, and integrative counselors who actively seek God while always respecting their clients’ autonomy and addressing their individual needs. Furthermore, he is actively working on ministry projects that enhance mindfulness and advance collaboration to provide access to indigenous mental health resources for the global church.
Dr. T likes bicycle touring, cooking, yoga, and eating good food with friends—discussing faith, philosophy, and politics.
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