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Welcome, Laura Porter

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OCC is excited to share good news regarding our Counseling and Pastoral Care Department. After a careful, prayerful search, we have extended an offer of employment to Laura Porter. Dr. Gary Zustiak will retire in May, and in July, Laura will begin her service at Ozark as program coordinator and full-time faculty for the Counseling and Pastoral Care Department.

Laura is a licensed counselor and knowledgeable teacher with more than 20 years of clinical experience and over ten years of teaching experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree from OCC (1995) and a Master of Science in Counseling from Pittsburg State University (1998). Her husband Dave also graduated from Ozark (1992) with a bachelor’s degree in music ministry, and for the last 24 years, Laura has served alongside Dave in Christian churches in Champaign, Illinois, and Lenexa, Kansas. The Porters have five children.

We look forward to welcoming the Porter family as they join our mission of training men and women for Christian service!

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