Ian MacDonald

I am married to Cheryl and between us we have six children and seven grandchildren. I work as a licensed professional counselor. My work has largely been providing individual and group psychotherapy in the mental health field. I have worked at a community mental health clinic, as well as in a group practice. In these roles, I have treated a wide range of mental health disorders. Also, for seven years I taught the Masters level Group Psychotherapy class in the Counseling Psychology department at Eastern University. As part of my preparation for a counseling career, I trained and worked for ten months as a hospital chaplain at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

We have regularly attended worship at Good Samaritan for 21 years. I trained and worked as a Stephen Minister for two years, then later spent five years as the Stephen Ministry referrals coordinator. We have attended a home group for most of the time we have been coming to Good Samaritan.

My wife, Cheryl, and I have received a tremendous amount of love, kindness, encouragement, and support from so many people here at Good Samaritan. God has blessed us in this way, beyond our expectations. I believe that the challenge for us all is to increase the measure to which we encourage and love each other, within the church, so that we have the courage and faith to show love to others, in our daily lives.