Stress, anxiety and depression affect us in the best of times – stir in a pandemic and the uncertainty it brings and we all say “Enough, already!”  Resources from Maymester 2021 can be found below. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression and would like to talk, connect with us.  

-Part One-

Trisha Kirkland MA, LPC

Trisha Kirkland is a former high school teacher who went back to graduate school to become a licensed professional counselor. After nearly a decade in private practice, where she treated anxiety and depressive disorders in adolescents and adults, she merged her love for teaching and counseling. In 2015, she began working at Ben Lippen School as the upper school counselor. She believes hope and healing are ultimately found through Jesus Christ. She is married to Brian Kirkland. They have 2 children, 16 and 12 years old.

-Part TWO-

Todd Carnes

Todd moved to Lexington, SC, in October, 2000, after several years of service as a Christian missionary in Ufa, Russia. Prior to that adventure, Todd earned his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama and worked in roadway and community development in Jacksonville, FL. He subsequently received his Master’s Degree in Biblical Languages from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the Lexington community, Todd has served as an entrepreneur in various realms. He spent eight years as Lead Pastor of RADIUS Church, five years serving as the General Manager for SouthernMED Pediatrics and he is currently building a local real estate brokerage as a co-founder, Todd Realty Partners. In addition to the above, Todd is now serving in his 8TH year as an elected Town Councilman. His personal memoir, Burying Home – Memoir of a Mill Village Missionary, was published in 2020.

Todd has been married to his wife, Kerri, for 27 years. Before joining Todd at Todd Realty Partners, Kerri served as a teacher and volleyball coach at both Lexington High School and Ben Lippen School. Todd and Kerri have three daughters, Laina, Amanda and Kristy.

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