The vision of GCN lines up with the dreams and vision I had prior to becoming a counselor. I want to help expatriates receive quality counseling in their language without leaving the location they have chosen to work.

Dr. Mark Pfuetze

PhD, MA of Counseling, M.Div.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Counseling


Traveling internationally and working as a recording technician (Mark also holds a degree from Berklee College of Music), he witnessed the isolation that overseas workers experience. He saw multiple needs that could be met through counseling.  Mark particularly has a desire to serve those who are dealing with sexual abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, anxiety, relational conflict and marital strife.  


Education and professional experience

  • Mark grew up in Kansas City and attended Kansas University (BA – American History; 1993)

  • Berklee College of Music in Boston (BM – Music Synthesis; BM – Music Production and Engineering; 1996)

  • Masters of Arts in Counseling and Masters of Divinity (2004)

  • Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (2014). Dissertation: Family-of-origin characteristics of men who engage regularly in sexually addictive behavior

  • Licensed professional counselor (LPC) with the state of Missouri

  • Certified Christian Conciliator through Peacemaker Ministries

  • Trained in EMDR therapy

  • Mark is currently an Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO