Teresa Stroup, psychology alum, was named executive director of Good Samaritan Ministries in December 2015.
Excerpts from an article published on GoodSamaritanMinistries.org Nov. 19, 2015.
Good Samaritan Ministries’ international board of directors unanimously selected Teresa Stroup as GSM’s new executive director.
For the past several years, Teresa has been working with families as a program manager and mental health counselor at Lutheran Community Services. She has resided in the Klamath Falls area for the past 15 years with her husband, Patrick. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Teresa first met GSM founder Bettie Mitchell in 1982, when Bettie came to a meeting in Southern Oregon. Serving as a Samaritan for more than 25 years, Teresa opened and has served as a director of a Good Samaritan Ministries Center in La Grande and in Keno, Oregon. She also has led and developed curriculum for Samaritan training in Klamath Falls. As a “satellite support leader” for Tanzania and Liberia, Teresa also brings experience in international ministry.
Good Samaritan Ministries, headquartered in Beaverton, provides counseling, training, personal and family development services in more than 24 countries and seven offices in the Pacific Northwest.
Teresa Stroup earned a B.A. in Psychology from Marylhurst University in 2007.