What They’re Saying

265774-thumbnailGrant Stenzel does a great job of bringing both a pastoral element and a counseling element to his teaching.  He understands the key areas where couples need to focus on to improve their communication skills.  He presents these areas in a way that is high energy and simple to embrace.  His practical advice and role playing help couples not only understand how to communicate better, but also allows them to try it out in a safe environment.   I encourage couples that have an opportunity to hear Grant teach to do so.  It will enrich their lives and their marriages.

— Mark Irvin, Pastor of Marriage, Men’s and Care Ministries, Wheaton Bible Church

kathyThank you so much for your excellent presentation last Thursday night! The response from the parents was overwhelmingly positive, but I’m sure you could tell that. From the evaluations that were returned, most everyone rated the evening as “exceeded my expectations/was very effective for me” and gave comments like “excellent relevent topic,’ “good analogies,” liked the how-to ideas and examples of how to handle different situations,” “enjoyed real-life situations,” “good tips to use right away,” “common sense approach, ” thought provoking.”

I thought parents felt comfortable asking questions, which is always a goal of mine, and I loved your friendly style that helped make that happen. I was especially happy to have dads come to the talk, and I think they felt at ease in your presence. Thank you again for making this talk such a success. You have helped me achieve another goal — to get parents talking together about the emotional needs of their kids without feeling like it is something shameful or secretive. We have come a long way here in that regard, and I am thrilled with the progress that talks like this are making in our community.

I hope we can continue to partner in innovative ways with Stenzel Clinical. You all continue to be such a blessing to the families here at St. Pet’s!

Faithfully,
Kathy Gudonis, LCSW
Alexiian Brothers Parish Services
in Partnership with St. Petronille School