Dr. Don Norman, Ph.D. (aka Pastor Don) is an ordained Southern Baptist clergyman appointed by the Wisconsin United Methodist Church to serve the La Grange Church (UMC) in the category of an ordained clergyman from another denomination. The La Grange Church is a part of the Whitewater Area Regional Ministry (WARM); sister churches are Whitewater First Methodist Church and Richmond UMC.
Don has a varied background and does many different tasks in addition to his pastoral duties at La Grange. He holds two master’s degrees, a M.Div. degree in theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and an MAE in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Alabama-Birmingham; additionally he has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from The University of Mississippi. Don has pastored Baptist and Presbyterian (PCUSA) congregations across the southeastern United States and upon taking a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-W) in 1998 (Counselor Education Department; current rank Associate Professor), began serving the La Grange Church. Don served the La Grange Church from 1998 to 2006; he returned to La Grange in the summer of 2011 as pastor.
In addition to his academic (UW-W) and pastoral duties, Don is a consultant to military personnel and families, serving in this position since 2006. He is licensed as a Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin and has a private practice in Whitewater, WI, where he specializes in relationship issues. His diversity of skills and background is evidenced in his research agenda which involves studying brainwave patterns and their relationship to behavioral/relational problems via use of electroencephalography (QEEG), and treating these problems via neurofeedback (NFB).
Don has a great appreciation for the gift of life given by God, the complexity of that life, and he seeks to help all find life through the gift of Christ. He as do all the La Grange church family, invites you to worship with us. Don can be contacted best via email at firstname.lastname@example.org