Larry Barber knows grief all too well. In May 1993 his wife Cindy and two year old daughter Katie died from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Arlington, Texas. As a widowed single parent he raised two surviving children, nine year old Sarah and 12 year old Christian
He is an ordained minister, a licensed professional counselor, a licensed professional counselor supervisor and certified in Thanatology (the specialized study of death, dying and bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).
Larry has a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Abilene Christian University and the Center for Christian Education. He also has a Masters degree in Counseling from Amberton University. In addition he has a certification in Death and Grief Studies from the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Colorado State University.
He served six years as a hospice bereavement coordinator; seventeen years as a grief support group facilitator in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington; and eleven years as the director of counseling and grief support for ChristianWorks Dallas.
Larry conducts grief seminars, in-services and church presentations.