Geoff has a knack for creating a safe space to process in a critical and constructive way. He asks unassuming and thoughtful questions and presents himself as a genuinely caring and compassionate counselor. He has been incredibly helpful in helping us process our situation in way that brings clarity and increased stability. He has been able to give us some tools to more effectively handle the stresses and complications of our life and ministry. Geoff hasn't been overly prescriptive, but instead has nurtured a conversation that has organically developed through his attention and effective questioning. We are so thankful for the time we have spent with Geoff!
I am so thankful for Geoff and the time and care Gebhart invested into my marriage. We were not necessarily in crisis, but we needed help learning how to communicate better with one another, especially in conflict. I went in not knowing how effective our sessions would actually be, and I am leaving overwhelmed with gratitude as I look back at how much the Lord used Geoff. This was such a wise decision for us, and we are so thankful for Geoff’s investment in our marriage.
My wife and I have used Geoff's services while I was completing graduate school. She was working part-time and raising two children while I was working 60+ hour weeks. Geoff's help in completing this season of life was instrumental. His friendship, wise counsel, skillful listening, and life coaching helped us to overcome stressors and keep our marriage first. We took a "Becoming One" workshop which has paid dividends every day since, up to now.
After spending 7 years in the Muslim world, our family took a study leave during which we met Geoff. We have had the great privilege of attending a workshop about deepening our connection in marriage with him and it has been incredibly helpful. We really believe that we lead out of our marriage and minister out of marriage, and Geoff's investment in our relationship and the wisdom he has shared with us make us a stronger, more connected couple. We're grateful!
Marriages take work and my husband and I are well aware of that. We like to do regular maintenance on our relationship by doing workshops and what not. Geoff and Kris were fabulous! We appreciated their honesty, perspective, and skills to help improve our communication and helping us get on the same page.
My wife and I participated in the Becoming One Marriage Workshop that Geoff and Kriss lead. We had a wonderful experience. We learned to make our great marriage even better. We learned ways to better deal with conflict and grew closer to one another through the conversations that the class facilitated. I highly recommend Geoff as a counselor, teacher, and servant of the Lord.
I met Geoff several years after serving as a missionary, and have known him in various capacities. At each stage of our relationship I have benefited in some way from his sincerity, pursuit of truth, wisdom, and tenacity. Most recently I took a course from him that gave my husband and I the tools we needed to communicate (both send and receive messages) effectively. The course also reframed the way we view and work through conflicts. Knowing Geoff and learning from him has made my life more peaceful and left me feeling empowered.
I didn't think I needed it, but I actually needed a counselor to stay sane. The mission field's not a joke. The spiritual life isn't a game. Human relationships can consume. With all that, Geoff helped me pull myself out of the muck to heal in the stillness of the Lord. Then those issues were overcome and so I thought I didn't need anyone else again. Then, Geoff became someone who fights alongside me, constantly inspiring me to stand ground, or to charge into the fray. That's priceless. Resilient mission work can either be a desperate struggle to survive or a glorious war to thrive. Geoff can help with any of these. Glory be to Almighty God.
Geoff has helped me and my wife and mature greatly and also to grow much closer together by teaching us essential skills in communication, conflict resolution, and coping. We've come a long way and are very grateful for his care.
My wife and I were undergoing a ton of stress brought on by a lot of major changes happening in our life. This was manifesting itself quite negatively in our relationship. Geoff helped us not only to cope with the current stressors, but also taught us skills for dealing with changes in a positive way. Most importantly, he helped us to learn how to better communicate with each other which allows us to grow in understanding, intimacy, and love.