Dr. John VanderKaay

Ministry Founder

Dr. John is a Texas Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Supervisor and Board Certified in both Professional Christian Counseling and Pastoral Counseling and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.

Dr. John has more than twenty eight years experience in ministry; Fifteen years in military chaplaincy, in both Active Duty and Reserves, including combat tour of duty in Iraq; Selected as Senior Protestant Chaplain twice as a Captain; Featured in several newspapers, US Air Force website and Department of Defense’s Real Warriors program for work in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Suicide Intervention.  He holds a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies, a Masters of Divinity, specializing in Pastoral Counseling, and a Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family Counseling.   John & Terri have been married 28+ years and have five children.

Dr. John is available for both in-person and video conferencing appointments.

A word from Dr. John…

“My ideal client is one that wants to improve their relationship and is willing to take personal responsibility for their part in making it happen, even if they don’t know exactly what that looks like. They don’t come in looking for me to ‘fix’ their spouse, but come in seeking help from a wise partner to help improve themselves and their relationship. The ideal client has a moral base through faith in a personal relationship with God to draw on when facing difficult times.

I have served in combat as a military chaplain and understand the cost of war. Although it is usually a misspelling, many couples have come to believe that marital and martial are the same thing. But it’s not supposed to be that way. Couples aren’t supposed to be enemies in war. I bring my training and experience to bear to help couples win in marriage.

I understand the struggles of relationships, especially marriage. We are supposed to learn how to be married well by watching Dad and Mom demonstrate it to us as we grow up. If they didn’t do a good job, where would you learn how to have a great marriage? That’s where I come in. I help give tools & hope to help couples build incredible relationships.”

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