"I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry. 2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. 3 He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord." -Psalm 40:1-3
It is the mission of Psalm 40 to come alongside those who desire to make a change in their lives. This includes those who are in need of physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual renewal; as well as those who wish to break free from life-controlling addictions.
Psalm 40 offers quality Christian based alternative for those seeking a recovery process sensitive and alike in their own morals, values, and spiritual beliefs. Although Psalm 40 is a Christina non-profit, we welcome people from all faiths and circumstances.
Psalm 40 provides education and coaching in the areas of: managing stress, releasing pain, detoxifying the body and home, and improving one’s quality of life.
Gary has a long history of professional counseling experience both in and outside of the Church. This includes over 38 years of experience and expertise in clinical, educational, and multi-systems management in the addiction field. He has a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and has a history of holding many credentials in addiction medicine. He currently holds a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) and a credential in the state of Washington.
Gary sees his work as a direct ministry and invites others to explore their spirituality with an open mind. A healthy relationship with God is key to lasting recovery. His goal here on the Olympic Peninsula is to be part of God’s desire to heal His people. God has called us into freedom from anything that seeks to control one’s life outside of His perfect plan. Life controlling dependencies such as those created by alcohol and other drugs, not only prevent and erode the life of those suffering, it distorts the individual’s potentials, destroys family relationships and leaves a legacy of pain and sorrow. With counseling from a trained professional, recovery and healing can be a reality.
Nina was diagnosed with autoimmune disease in 2003 and began an uphill battle to regain her health. After attaining remission from autoimmune disease with alternative treatments, Nina began to look closely at the environmental factors that have the ability to cause disease: processed food, chemically based products in our homes, and high levels of stress. As Nina began to increase her wellness and quality of life, she found a passion for sharing her knowledge with others.
With a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and almost twenty years in the area of special education, Nina has developed a talent for meeting others where they are and tailoring lessons and curriculum to varying learning styles. This includes wellness classes, tai chi instruction, and homeschool lessons.
As an ordained minister, Nina serves as Co-Pastor of Summit Church of the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Gary. Nina has a heart for connecting with her sisters in The Lord and sharing topics that are relevant to women. As an adoptive mother, Nina understands the challenges mothers face; especially the unique challenges of foster / adoptive parents of children from hard places.
As a Licensed Spiritual Healer, Nina recognizes that our bodies were designed by our Creator to be in perfect balance. God is the ultimate healer and only He knows exactly what we are in need of. We are all capable of seeking guidance and discernment from the Holy Spirit in order to understand and heal our physical as well as spiritual conditions.