5 Questions for Stefanie Loveland
Meet JBU's newest Grad Counseling Rep
Friday, September 25, 2015
Stefanie Loveland recently began recruiting for the Graduate Counseling program at John Brown University. As a graduate of the JBU Graduate Counseling program, she brings with her a passion for walking with others through the good and the bad, as well as a desire to help people pursue their dreams as a counselor.
We asked her five questions. Here’s what she said.
- What do you like to spend your time doing?
I really enjoy spending time with my husband, family, and best friends. Working out, playing or watching basketball, and taking my dog Boomer for walks are also high on the list. Lastly, anything that involves Jesus, people, and writing or speaking makes me pretty excited.
- Why did you enter the field of counseling?
Throughout college I spent my summers at Kids Across America camps with the most wonderful urban teenagers on the planet. The Lord taught me so much about the power of walking with people well and through the valley. He used those summers to compel me towards a ministry and career in counseling, and that is eventually what led me to JBU.
- What is something people might not know about counseling?
Counseling is for EVERYONE. Counseling can be preventative, in the middle of the valley and the pain, by the mountain top, and everywhere in between. I deeply believe that counseling is just anofther helpful piece of our taking good care of ourselves. Wellness cannot only include body, but must include the heart and mind, too. I love counseling because I know there is a place for absolutely everyone at the table. And I think we are all looking for places like that.
- What are you most excited about in this new role?
I love people! My favorite piece of this job is that everyday I get to interact with people that I know the Lord will use in beautiful ways in the ministry and career that is counseling. I get excited in those initial application conversations because I get to hear people's dreams unfold, and that makes me thrilled when I think about all that God has ahead for them. It is an absolute honor to be a graduate of this program and to get to talk with people as they make those first steps.
- Best team in college basketball this year?
NO question needed here. Absolutely. Hands down. The KANSAS JAYHAWKS.