History of the Replogle Center

Founded in 1976 through the support of longtime Fourth Presbyterian Church member and officer Luther I. Replogle, and named in honor of his wife, the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being enhances the nurturing ministry of the church.

Originally known as the Lorene Replogle Counseling Center, the Center was begun to help meet the mental health needs of the community and the congregation in a way that reflects God’s love for all. Bringing the healing message of faith and the healing process of counseling together in a holistic approach has been a hallmark of the Center and remains at the core of the mission.

The early benefactors of the Replogle Center wanted to ensure that there was a place to help people deal with loss, and our Founding Director John Boyle helped countless men and women heal and learn that loss is part of living.

Dr. Boyle’s spirit and belief that life lived to the fullest is life lived in service to those in need endures at the Center, guiding and inspiring the team he remained a vital part of until his death in June 2013.

Since its founding, the Replogle Center has grown, expanding its range of services, staff, and the number of clients served. The Center derives its support from fees, donations, and the support of the mission budget of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Education has always been an important part of the Presbyterian tradition, and the Counseling Center has also evolved into a highly respected training program for social work, psychology, and pastoral counseling graduate students.

We continue to be inspired by the wisdom and compassion of the divine and strive to be an expression of the healing love of Christ.

See also these pages on the Replogle Center:


Graduate Education

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