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Dr. Braga to Direct Seminary Biblical Counseling Program

Dr. Braga to Direct Seminary Biblical Counseling Program

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

For those who attended Calvary in the last ‘90s and early 2000s, Dr. Joaquim Braga is a familiar face.  He is a fun-loving Brazilian who earned his bachelor’s degree and M.Div. from Calvary.  Joa and his wife, Connie (Arbeiter CTS05), then moved to Texas where he earned an M.A. in Biblical Counseling and a Ph.D. in Family Therapy.  Since 2011, Dr. Braga has been traveling to Calvary periodically to teach as an adjunct professor.

We are thrilled to announce that Joaquim is now stepping into the role of Seminary Biblical Counseling Program Director.  One of the reasons we are so excited about Dr. Braga is how he is using his biblical counseling skills to impact the world for Christ.  In October, Joa, Connie, and their children will be moving to Brazil to live out the gospel by counseling and teaching individuals, couples, and families.  Dr. Braga feels that there is a good plan in place for him to direct the program while living and serving in South America.  It will involve God’s help, of course, plus hard work, administrative support on campus, technology, and some trips to Kansas City, but Joa has big dreams for growing the program for God’s glory.

Dr. Joaquim Braga

Click here to find out more about the Prepare/Enrich Certification Workshop that Dr. Braga will be leading in September.  This is for anyone who works with couples in a pre-marital or marriage context.  You must sign up and pay by August 30.

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator


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