When a student enrolls in the Master of Arts in Family Ministries concentration with Dr. David Mabry, they can expect a personal touch with academic rigor undergirded by extensive practical experience in theologically and biblically informed Family Science applied within a ministry context. A personal touch flows from David’s genuine interest in the growth of students as individuals within the program. Academic rigor is reflected through the attentiveness to current and historic understandings within the arena of Family Science. Finally, since the program is meant to prepare students for effective Christian life, service, and leadership, students should expect a strong pragmatic outflow from their experience, which will inform their vocational calling.
Family: Spouse-Theresa; Children: Alex, Taylor, Gabe
Education: BA from Malone University; MA & D. Min from Ashland Theological Seminary.
Barclay College: David joined Barclay College in 2015 and currently serves as the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. David is member of our adjunct faculty and lives in Powell, Ohio.
Dave and Theresa operate a counseling service entitled ONE ANOTHER MARRIAGE which offers opportunities for couples to move toward long-lasting health in their marriage. Through marriage education workshops, speaking at retreats and couples’ events, and marriage coaching, Dave and Theresa serve as training relationship professionals in marriage health.