Dr. Sonja Chisolm has been enjoying the abundant life as a Christian for 33 years. She was born to John and Otha Barcus and raised in Lima, Ohio. She has 1 biological sister, Dorissa Barcus, and 8 foster brothers/sisters and 2 cousins who lived with her family at various times throughout her childhood. She has been the wife of Troy Chisolm for 5 years. They are blessed with a 4 year old son named Lance Armond Chisolm who Sonja cares for as a stay-at-home mother. Currently they attend the Carver Road Church of Christ in North Carolina.
Sonja’s academic training has prepared her as a Counseling Psychologist. She has an A.S. Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Michigan Christian College. She has earned a B.S. Degree from Abilene Christian University, as well as a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. Sonja has worked with individuals regarding issues of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, crisis/trauma intervention, and marital discord. She has also taught at various colleges and universities.
Sonja has a love for the Word of God and seeks to better understand its precious, practical truths to improve her life and the lives of others. She recognizes that the ultimate truth is that God’s Word, wisdom and ways are what truly changes lives. One of her favorite scriptures is Ephesians 3:20 & 21, and it reads, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”