Ken received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Rutgers University. During his senior year, Ken became an assistant chaplain at the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center in New Jersey. Over the next two years, he completed a family life ministry internship at his local church and discovered his passion for working with at-risk teens and their families.
Ken pursued his master’s degree in counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary where his focus transitioned to substance abuse treatment. Ken and his wife, Janelle, moved to Kansas City in 2011, where he worked as both a case manager and a therapist in residential, transitional and intensive outpatient substance abuse programs. Ken received a Clinical Supervisor certificate from the Missouri Credentialing Board and currently leads and supervises Shelterwood’s Substance Abuse Therapy team.