Kolby grew up in a small town in East Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Business Administration in 2009. Kolby married his lovely wife Meggie just two months after graduating. During the first two years after his time at UT, he worked as a College Pastoral Intern at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. Following his time in ministry Kolby and his family moved to his hometown where Kolby joined the management team of a family-owned steel manufacturing company. After three years in business, he decided to pursue a Master’s of Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. Kolby graduated from RTS Orlando in May of 2016. Over the past year, Kolby was a high-school psychology teacher and counseled adolescents and their family members in two different schools in the Orlando area. Kolby has been married to Meggie for eight years and they have two children, Siler and Eleanor.
Kolby is passionate about working with couples (both married and pre-marital), parents facing all the various issues that comes along with being a parent, men and women struggling with addiction, sexual struggles and confusion, and father-son relationships. Kolby has worked with individuals facing Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive tendencies, and Childhood Trauma. Kolby has also worked with several couples dealing with conflict, infidelity, separation, contempt, and communication. Kolby considers it an honor to join others during significant seasons of life.
I am passionate about hearing the formative stories that have taken place in everyone’s life and how those stories intersect with the story that God is writing in each person’s life. I believe that the counseling relationship offers a sacred place where stories can be shared and people can be known. I consider it a great privilege to walk alongside others as they seek understanding in the midst of confusion, peace in the midst of chaos, and hope in the midst of despair. I desire for the counseling process to be a safe environment where people can be honest, take risks, and develop a greater sense of their worth. Counseling is an opportunity for people to gain a deeper sense of God’s love and the freedom that it can bring.