Pastoral Care Ministry Team
"Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) provides the unique opportunity for participants to reflect on the relationship between faith, experience and growth in pastoral formation.
Ministry encounters – and the reflection on the quality of those encounters within the context of supervision – hold potential for gaining new understandings and insights about ourselves, personally and professionally, and a deeper appreciation for the ministry that is offered. It is for these reasons that many continue to find Clinical Pastoral Education a stretching and worthwhile experience. It is experiential learning at its best!"
Larry J. Smith is an ordained Baptist Minister, endorsed by the Baptist Fellowship. He is certified as a CPE Supervisor by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., and brings experience in providing ministry in diverse settings, including two years in ministry in the parish and many years of experience in providing pastoral care in the hospital setting.
He is married to Brenda, a licensed clinical social worker, and they have two children. He has a passion for woodworking (especially wooden boats) and likes to play guitar.
"I have come that they may have life more abundantly." (John 10:10)
“I believe that God is ever present to all especially in our times of need and has called us to be present to one another. Emmanuel – God With Us."
Angela, is a Lay Catholic minister from Nigeria. She holds a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Nigeria. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois.
For over 10 years, Angela was involved in numerous programs in her home country especially in areas of community development, women and youth development, social and economic justice issues and inter-religious dialogue for peace building and reconciliation.
Angela joined the department as a Resident in January 2006 and has continued in the Supervisory Training Program. She is commissioned in the Lay Ecclesial Ministry of the Catholic Church by Bishop Gregory Aymond of the Diocese of Austin. She enjoys traveling, singing and dancing.