VIP Care

Counseling Staff

Executive Director

Pastoral Counselors

W. Victor Maloy Christopher C. Bowers Amy V. Lenow
  Donald D. Denton David R. Mucha
  Ted Dougherty, III Dennett C. Slemp
  Melvin D. Dowdy Larry Wholley
  Sandy Kruschwitz Hamilton Kristin Long Francisco
  Douglas M. Thorpe  
  Mary Fran Hughes-McIntyre  
     
   

W. Victor Maloy,
D.Min
Executive Director

Vic Maloy
  • Executive Director
  • Certified Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Certified, American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • D.Min Vanderbilt Divinity School, M.Div. Candler School of Theology Emory University, B.A. Florida State University
  • United Methodist Minister
  • Author, Reflections on the Journey, Night Musings
  • Enjoys traveling, jogging and finding homes for retired racing greyhounds
Back To Top ↑

Christopher C. Bowers,
M.Div, CSAC
Substance Abuse Specialist,
Pastoral Counselor

Chris Bowers
  • Substance Abuse Specialist
  • Certified Member, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Adolescent Specialist Endorsement
  • M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.S. University of Maryland
  • Baptist Minister
  • Enjoys photography and astronomy
Back To Top ↑

Donald D. Denton, Jr.,
D.Min.
Coordinator of Assessments and Publications,
Privacy Officer

Donald Denton
  • Coordinator, Assessments and Publications
  • Certified Fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Licensed Professional counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • D.Min. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, M.Div. McCormick Theological Seminary, B.A. Trinity College
  • Presbyterian Minister
  • Author, Naming the Pain and Guiding the Care: the Central Tasks of Diagnosis, Religious Diagnosis in a Secular Society: A Staff for the Journey
  • Enjoys outdoor activities, classical and bluegrass music and writing poetry
Back To Top ↑

Ted Dougherty, III,
LCSW

Ted Dougherty, III
  • LCSW Virginia Commonwealth University, M.Div. Union Theological Seminary in Virginia
  • Baptist Minister
  • Enjoys volleyball and golf
Back To Top ↑

Melvin D. Dowdy,
M.A., M. Div., Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist,
Pastoral Counselor

Mel Dowdy
  • Certified Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Ph.D. Duke University, M.A. University of Virginia, M.Div. Duke Divinity School, B.A. North Carolina Wesleyan University
  • Roman Catholic Deacon
  • Enjoys playing acoustic guitar, singing and creative writing

Mel enjoys working with adults and families.

Back To Top ↑

Sandra Kruschwitz Hamilton,
D.Min
Pastoral Counselor,
Director of Community Relations

Sandy Kruschwitz Hamilton
  • Coordinator, Congregational Pastoral Care Program
  • Certified Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • D.Min. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, M.A.C.E. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.S. University of Texas at El Paso
  • United Methodist Minister
  • Enjoys gardening

She loves gardening and usually has fresh flowers in her office. Gardening is her metaphor for the growth that occurs in pastoral counseling supervision.

Back To Top ↑

Douglas M. Thorpe,
Ph.D.
M. Div

Doug Thorpe
  • Director of Education and Clinical Services
  • Past President of the American Association of Pastoral Counseling
  • Certified Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified Gottman Method Couples Counselor
  • Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary, B.A. North Park College
  • Evangelical Covenant Church Minister
  • Enjoys singing, cycling, travel

Doug enjoys helping individuals, couples and families regain their hope.

Back To Top ↑

Mary Fran Hughes-McIntyre,
D. Min.
Pastoral Counselor

Mary Fran Hughes-McIntyre
  • Certified Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • D.Min. Union Theological Seminary, M.Div. Vanderbilt Divinity School, B.A. Wake Forest University
  • Religious Society of Friends Endorsement
  • Enjoys gardening, quilting, journaling and long walks in the woods

Gardening, stained glass, quilting, doing little things for people she cares about, and walks in the woods restore her soul.

Back To Top ↑

Amy V. Lenow,
M.Div.
Amy V. Lenow

  • Certified Member, American Association of Pastoral Counseling
  • M.Div. Duke Divinity School, B.A. Stetson University
  • United Methodist Minister
  • Enjoys everything around the water
Back To Top ↑

David R. Mucha,
M.Div.
David R. Mucha

  • Certified Member, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • M.Div. Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, B.A. Randolph-Macon College
  • United Methodist Minister
  • Enjoys woodworking, handcrafts, golf and football tailgating
Back To Top ↑

Dennett C. Slemp,
S.T.M.
Coordinator of Common Life

Dennett Slemp
  • Coordinator, Common Life
  • Certified Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • S.T.M. Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, M.Div. Virginia Theological Seminary, B.A. John Hopkins University
  • Episcopal Priest
  • Enjoys hiking and visiting other countries

Dennett has a long-standing interest in the integration of the spiritual and emotional dimensions in pastoral counseling.

He is an avid hiker and enjoys trips to other countries.

Dennett has been on VIPCare's staff since 1970.

Back To Top ↑

Kristin Long Francisco,
M.Div., LCSW

Kristin M. Long
  • Certified Member, American Association of Pastoral Counseling
  • M.S.W. Virginia Commonwealth University, M.Div. Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, B.A. William and Mary College
  • Baptist Minister
  • Enjoys the outdoors
Back To Top ↑

Larry Wholley,
M.Div.

Larry Wholley
  • Certified Fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • M.Div. Andover Newton Theological School
  • United Church of Christ Minister
  • Enjoys pets, jogging, sports and history
Back To Top ↑