At UCUMC we strive to meet whatever needs you may have. We provide Clinical, Pre-marital, and Pastoral Counseling. Look below to find out more information about the services we can offer you.
Pastoral: Pastor Chad Cozad
Director of Pastoral Care keeps regular office hours Monday-Thursday, 9am - 4pm.
To request a meeting with our Pastoral Care Director Click Here
Our Premarital counseling at University City UMC is designed for you and your fiancé to gain a greater insight into a Christ-centered marriage that prepares you both for the journey you about to embark on.
We take your upcoming wedding very seriously. Please read the Premarital Covenant. You must be willing to follow this covenant If you would like a pastor from UCUMC to perform your marriage ceremony.
We look forward to the opportunity to invest in both of you. To learn more about weddings at UCUMC, Click Here.
Clinical: Mark Larson, D. Min, L.P.C. Supervisor
He offers professional faith-based outpatient therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups, helping persons with depression, anxiety, addictions, abuse and trauma recovery, anger management, identity and parenting issues, relationship conflicts and infidelity, vocational discernment and spiritual growth.
Confidential voice-mail: 704-375-5354 ext. 406
Learn More About Mark:
Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Family Facts: Married since 1983 to Rev. Cathy Hasty, Director of Parish Nursing and Pastoral Education at Presbyterian Healthcare Systems. Two daughters Marie & Jeanine.
Education: D.Min. Columbia Theological Seminary; Beginning and Advanced Clinical Training for Pastoral Therapy at Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center; M.Div. Duke University Divinity School; B.A. University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and Sophia University, Japan.
How I became a Christian: My parents raised me in Hopkins United Methodist Church (Minneapolis Minnesota) and I was very active as a child and through confirmation (2 years!) there. In college, following an exchange program to Japan, I was introduced to several area pastors who befriended me and I recommitted my life to Jesus and to being active in the church. Seminary, my experiences as a pastor in congregations, my clinical training and my work as a pastoral therapist have continued to stretch and shape my faith in God.
How I spend my free time: Exercising, practicing a musical instrument, camping with family.
One way folks can pray for me is: that I be an instrument of God's peace in my counseling with all people.