Carole Somers-Clark, TMF Facilitator
Carole Somers-Clark has a distinguished history of ministering to populations struggling with poverty.
From her early years doing an internship at Family System's Child Psychiatrist at Tarrant County MHMR to working at Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia to her 27-year career Methodist Hospital in South Dallas, Somers-Clark has committed herself to helping members of the community who are most in need.
So it’s not surprising that when TMF decided to assemble a Ministry with the Poor Learning Community, they asked Somers-Clark if she would facilitate the group, comprised of clergy and lay leaders who all work in ministries that serve communities where poverty is prevalent and hope can be lacking.
“I’ve been a facilitator since I started in ministry,” say Somers-Clark. “It’s who I am as much as it is what I do.
The Austin College and Perkins School of Theology alumnus served in three different churches during her career, and is also certified as a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).
“I’ve never had the opportunity to sit down with a more varied – or a more talented – group of individuals. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable about the challenges of working with the poor. Their backgrounds are amazing, as is the work they’re doing.”
The Ministry with the Poor group was started in 2015, and meets at the ministries of members, so everyone can see the challenges each ministry faces, as well as the ingenuity they use to address those challenges.