“Why live on the edge when you can jump off?” is my motto. I’ve always been up for a challenge.
I love the Lord and enjoy using my athletic abilities as an opportunity to share His love. I grew up in church and planned to be in the ministry in a physically active area working with young people. I wanted to be a youth pastor or start a youth camp. After college I received a Master of Religious Education. Then I met and married my Godly husband. We adopted an amazing son so I became a stay-at-home mom, teaching Karate from my garage.
As my son was growing up, I competed in three Primal Quest extreme adventure races–the world’s most grueling 10-day, non-stop athletic expedition–and other athletic events that pushed me to my limits and allowed me to reach out to people who might not have otherwise been receptive to the Gospel. I shared my testimony at churches and for organizations and also wrote a book. I figured that was how God had chosen to use me.
But that wasn’t all He had in mind. Much to my surprise, when I turned 50, God laid out the rest of His plan. My son was in high school by then and I was led to go back to school to get my doctorate in Psychology. Although I had a heart to help people, it is still hard to believe I am in a job where I have to sit still. I love being active.
The Bible says God has our hairs numbered. He cares about every detail concerning us. I found that out firsthand. As I pursued psychology, I also studied Somatic Experiencing which is a body-based therapy for those that have gone through major trauma. It works on the nervous system and is based on the body. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God had hand-picked this ministry for me, and His timing was perfect too.
My son is in college now and I have a practice at a wonderful Christian counseling center where I work with youth as well as adults. I am honored to walk alongside clients who have experienced trauma or have other life-altering issues. I get to witness God’s ongoing work in their lives. I love that every day with God is an adventure.
Reena JattanSeptember 29, 2021 at 3:44 am
May God continue to bless you as you am you counsel and give therapy to those in need. Many are blind to the issues people may face due to different trauma and circumstances
FREDRICK OMONDIFebruary 15, 2022 at 3:05 pm
God bless you