Kristy as Therapist at Alongside
01 Sep 2019: FAMILY
In September our daughter Kristy Fujiura started a new position as one of the resident therapists at Alongside near Kalamazoo, Michigan. For the previous two years she had been the "Director of Missionary Kid Care" of American Baptist International Ministries based in Philadelphia. Her husband Matthew easily found employment in Kalamazoo as a job coach for students with autism ages 18-24. Their new life in Michigan and their move from Pennsylvania would not have been possible without Matthew’s unwavering encouragement.
Alongside offers professional counseling designed to help mostly missionaries and some pastors emerge from burnout or breakdown. Having grown up in Japan as a missionary kid, Kristy understands well the challenges of living cross-culturally and the need for quality care for missionary families. Holding a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, she is passionate about applying psychology to the world of missions.
Kristy also serves on the board of Narramore Christian Foundation. The global ministry of the Foundation provides Christ-centered training and counseling for pastors, organization leaders, missionaries and their children, member care providers, and other Kingdom workers.