Don is a graduate of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife Carolyn moved to Kentucky from North Carolina in 1991 to attend Asbury Seminary.
Don has been a practicing counselor for over thirty years. He was director of the Wings Christian Counseling program at Charter Ridge Hospital and Director of Counseling for Crossroads Christian Church and assisted with Spiritual Formation and Direction programs and retreats. He helped implement with Fayette County District Court Judge Tim Philpot and Dr. Bill Doherty from the University of Minnesota an experimental project to identify and give couples a chance to pause and reconsider divorcing (See Irretrievably Broken Videos
Don and Carolyn are also the parents of three children, Seth, Danielle, and Isaac.