The Rev. Dr. Tapiwa N. Mucherera is professor in Pastoral Counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary. Dr. Mucherera is author of three books: Glimmers of Hope (2013); Pastoral Care from a Third World Perspective, (2001, 2005); Meet Me at the Palaver, (2009). He has academic articles and 2 book chapters in: Stephen Madigen, Therapy from Outside In, (2004) and in Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, Keep It Real: Working with Today’s Black Youth (2005). Dr. Mucherera has served churches in Zimbabwe, Chicago, Iowa, Denver and Kentucky. Some of Dr. Mucherera’s passions are in doing workshops with pastors on self-care, and seminars on marriage and family issues. He also has a heart for ministering and supporting those orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemics especially in Africa,and Zimbabwe in particular. Dr. Mucherera worked as an individual and family therapist before joining the Asbury Seminary faculty. He and his wife Bertha have three children, Shamiso, Anesu and Ruvimbo.