Deborah Kristen is the Program Director for The Clearing. Potential participants frequently interact with Deborah as they explore coming to a Marriage Intensive. She is responsible for the intake of participants, scheduling, and orchestrating the events for each retreat. She brings to the task a heart for counseling as well as a Master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from the Luther Rice University and Seminary. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Deborah has taught Scripture for more than thirty years with passion and devotion. Her work with The Clearing has equipped her to minister in her home church providing mentoring and discipleship for married couples.