Dr. Zink joined the full-time faculty in 1995 after serving for five years as Adjunct Professor in Counseling and Director of Student Services, and for 11 years as a family counselor, case-worker, and supervisor of public children’s services. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Zink was the founding director and a five-year head of New Hope Counseling Services, a ministry of nearby Chesterfield Presbyterian Church (PCA). He has also been involved in the Christian education programs of four churches and has served as assistant pastor.
Dr. Zink provides counseling services through his private practice. Trained as a marriage counselor, his work has expanded to also include processing grief of various forms, walking with men in challenging life situations, mentoring pastors, and mentoring leaders of counseling centers. After walking with people in their various life challenges for over 40 years, he is more convinced than ever that his role as a counselor is to facilitate growth through the relationship he has with the people, guiding them toward fuller personal wholeness.
Dr. Zink and his wife, Carolanne, have two children.