George Bennett, LPC
Hi, I am George. I would like to take this opportunity to share a few things about myself and how I came to work with the team at PurposePath Capital.
After finishing graduate studies in 1975, I focused my career on working with individuals and families as a mental health therapist/administrator in Michigan’s mental health system for 27 years. I am most proud of being a contributor to bringing our residents back to their respective communities from state hospitals.
Shortly after my retirement in 2002, I felt called to attend Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary graduating in 2005. This second career, as a rostered minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, was another way for me to serve and attempt to give back for the many blessings I have received. I retired for the second time one month before the Pandemic in 2020. I learned and realized over the next two years I could contribute once again.
Through training and conversation in 2022, I felt called once again to work with people on the numerous life transitions that all of us go through and experience.
More About Me
- A Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of experience in agency and private settings.
- A retired minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, serving 10 years on our Synod Candidacy Committee.
- Former member of Lutheran Disaster Response with 2 deployments to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
- A Stephen Minister working with individuals who have experienced any kind of loss, through various church referrals.
- An avid Detroit Tiger fan having attended five fantasy camps and “living the dream” of what it is like, to be a Big Leaguer.
- Married to my best friend for 49 years and co-parenting two beautiful and talented adult children.
- A Grandfather to my grandson that I only wish lived closer, so I could spend more time with him.
- Eager to continue working with people in an effort to provide perspective as they move through life’s many decisions.
I enjoy reaching out to others to build a sense of excitement through encouragement and teaching/leading. I aim to set the stage for others to make the most informed choices for themselves in our working together. This was pointed out to me by my First Grade teacher, who stated: “spend more time on your own work.”