After a successful nursing career that spanned more than 35 years, Lydia Crutchfield ’15 was ready for a new challenge. She watched behavioral-health services expand in the health care system where she currently works and decided to pursue her master’s in human services counseling.
“It has always been a personal goal of mine to obtain a graduate degree,” Crutchfield explains. “When that time came, there was no question in my mind that I would pursue this degree at a Christian university, where a Christian perspective was incorporated into academia. I could freely express my Christian values and be supported by caring and praying professors. Regent fit nicely into this expectation.”
Crutchfield hopes to combine her experience in nursing leadership with her newly acquired knowledge and skills in counseling. “There are many hurting people in the world,” she says. “Many people need someone to talk to (who can) offer caring help. Regent University has laid the groundwork, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, I will immerse myself as a ‘people helper’ to bring hope and spread the love of Christ.”
Please join the entire Regent community in praying for Lydia Crutchfield, June’s Alumni World Changer.