Kristy Joins "Alongside" in Michigan as Counseling Psychologist

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In September our daughter Kristy Fujiura started a new position as one of the resident therapists at Alongside in Michigan, a counseling center for missionaries and pastors.
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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 missionaries and 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.