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July 3, 2024

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”
– Psalm 90:17

Service Anniversaries & Birthdays

BirthdaysJason Tourville – Tue, July 2
Kattie Kern – Thu, July 25
Dr. Richard Serbin – Fri, July 26
Bryan Keim – Sat, July 27
Emma McGlasson – Sun, July 28
Ilma Bokman – Tue, July 30

Service AnniversariesJohn King – Mon, July 1 (2 years)
Bryan Keim – Sat, July 27 (4 years)
Dae’vontay Latimer – Sun, July 28 (1 year)

Welcome, Jeremy!

My family and I moved to Canal Fulton, OH in August 2023. Although we are new to the Akron-Canton area, Canal Fulton has quickly become our home. The community has been incredibly welcoming, and we love all that the surrounding area has to offer.

I first discovered Emerge when I was looking for internship sites in the greater Akron-Canton area. At the time, I was on a time crunch due to an unanticipated move to the area with my wife’s job (Costco). Ultimately, I was offered an internship position at another outpatient clinic in Canton. I later went on to serve at Safety Forces Support Center where I had the privilege of working with Dr. Lichi and learning more about Emerge.

When it comes to those who inspire me most in my life, I am inspired by my wife and three daughters. They each made significant sacrifices for me to pursue a career in counseling. They inspire me to continue learning and growing as a father, husband, Christ-follower, and new clinician. I am also inspired by my friend Jon who lost a short battle with ALS in 2021. Jon experienced numerous tragedies throughout his life as ALS slowly took his mother, sister, brother, and ultimately himself. Despite these tragic experiences, Jon held fast to his faith in Jesus Christ and continued to proclaim the goodness of God throughout his final days. Jon’s faith and passion for Christ continue to inspire me.

Among my favorite podcasts, I’ve recently begun listening to the Experience Emerge podcast and really enjoy the content. My wife and I also enjoy listening to the Dr. John Deloney Show.

Three books that have had a significant impact on my relationship with Christ and I would recommend as great tools and resources are The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer, The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. All three books encouraged me to think deeper about my relationship with Christ and what it means to be a Christian.

The passion that drives me most in this role is the opportunity to demonstrate mercy and compassion to those who are suffering. As a former police officer, I discovered meaning, purpose, and excitement in simply sitting with others and offering a listening ear. Often this came in the form of meeting up with coworkers who were struggling or taking a little extra time talking with people I met in the community. Ultimately, I believe empathic human connection is essential for working through the challenges of life and I am passionate about offering that to my clients.

“Fun” to me is anything outdoors. My house backs up to the Tow Path and Tuscarawas River which provides ample opportunity for outdoor adventures. I enjoy walking and biking on the Tow Path and kayaking in the canal and river. Outside of my immediate area, I love Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Hocking Hills State Park, and Presque Isle, PA. I am also excited to get out and explore more of the Cleveland Metroparks this summer.

When it comes to favorite hobbies and achievements, I have been training in the “gentle art” of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for about seven years and I am currently a purple belt. I hope to eventually achieve my black belt. Lastly, I always enjoy meeting and talking with a friend over a cup of coffee. I hope I will be able to have that opportunity with many of you.

Summer Clean-Up

“A time to get, and a time to lose. A time to keep, and a time to cast away.” – Ecclesiastes 3:6

Over the next few weeks, there will be items in the room by Bryan’s office going towards accounting. Please take what you want.

Also, if you have any items in your office or surrounding space that you don’t want, please add them to the collection. Any items left will be donated, hopefully by the end of July.


Farewell Dinner

Brickhouse Tavern
581 Howe Ave, Cuyahoga Falls

Farewell Dinner for Dae’vontay Latimer.  See details below.




More info to come!


Reclaim Concert

Blossom Music Center

Let’s show support to one of our favorite guitar players, Matt Knabe!

Front Desk Updates

Farewell Dinner
The Front Desk team has organized a farewell dinner for Dae’vontay who will be moving back this month to Dayton to pursue other opportunities that the Lord has for him. He will surely be missed as he has been a great asset to the front desk — clinicians and the clients have come to cherish his presence at the front desk.

The dinner will be held on Friday, July 12 at 6:30pm at Brickhouse Tavern (581 Howe Ave, Cuyahoga Falls). Everyone is invited to come out for the farewell for a time of fellowship and help send him off in style. Please RSVP to Jackie by Tuesday, July 9 to ensure we have an accurate count for the reservations. 

Scheduling Clients Out

Please make sure to update the front desk if you are allowing clients to schedule more than 2 appointments at a time. An email was sent last week with a form attached but you can always send us a quick email, as well. We appreciate it!

Summer Schedules

Summer is here! Clinicians, please let the front desk know of any upcoming vacations or time off that you may need. It’s always preferred to block out schedules early than to reschedule clients. 😊

Team Portal

Whether you’re new or have been on the Emerge team a while, you may not be aware of the non-public pertinent information located on the website just for the Emerge team. The Team Portal can be accessed at and features the following:

  • The Marketing Request Form can be used to order business cards, printing projects, or special communication requests.

  • A great way to keep up with your colleagues’ birthdays, prayer requests, and upcoming events is to click on the Inside Emerge tab. Do you have a prayer request, an important announcement, or event to post in the weekly I.E.? Fill out the form located in the same portal, Inside Emerge Request Form.

  • The Clinical Teams page is an excellent way for all the clinicians to stay up to date with teams you can participate in for collaboration, training, new initiatives, and more!

Latest ExEm Podcast Episode

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What Is Church Hurt & What Is Not

Gary Underwood, Emerge’s Director of Development & Ministry Partnerships, shares a glimpse into his life and experiences as a pastor. He and Matt Knabe engage in a discussion about church hurt and wounds, exploring the nuances of the term and the distinction between church discipline and church hurt.

IE Requests

IE requests to be submitted on or before each Thursday. You can include prayer requests, suggested social media posts (scriptures, phrases, and quotes), fun facts, team leaders announcements, calendar events, etc.

You’ll find the Inside Emerge Request form on the Team Portal, and for a variety of promo materials, please submit through the Marketing Request form.

IE Archive

As an ongoing reference, you can now view previous posts of Inside Emerge with the IE Archive.

Office Supplies

Most of the office supply orders are now through Amazon. If you need something ordered, please check Amazon and send your order selection to Jenn Joseph.

Due to a local winter storm warning, Emerge Counseling Ministries will be closed Friday, January 19th and will reopen pending improved weather conditions. We are offering telehealth appointments only pending the clinician’s availability to do so.