Thomas P. Welch, Spiritual Director

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Tom Welch, MD, MA, is a Spiritual Director who came to NCC after two decades working as a psychiatrist. In addition to his medical training, he earned a Masters degree in pastoral ministry from the University of Portland and completed the Spiritual Direction Training Program at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie. He welcomes all as equals and strives to reflect a loving image of God in a spirit of openness, authenticity, and compassion. He welcomes people of all faiths and beliefs and feels called in a special way to be present to people with mental illness or addictions, healthcare professionals, and members of the LGBT community.