About Us


Two people wanting to make a difference

Dr. Adrianne Fletcher and Dave Bender. Who are we?

And what qualifies us to do counseling, and to teach on marriage, parenting, family, and relationships?

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QUALIFICATION #1: WE WANT TO HELP

We list this qualification first because it’s most important. We have a deep desire to help marriages and families in the city of Green Bay, WI.

We care about people and we want to help you.

QUALIFICATION #2: WE’VE BOTH BEEN MARRIED A WHILE

ADRIANNE has been married to Michael since 1982.

DAVE has been married to Julie since 1986.

That’s nearly 70 years of combined marriage experience to draw from. This kind of marriage endurance is getting rare.

We know the ups and downs of marriage because we’ve experienced the highs and lows. We’ve worked through the hard things with our partners. (We still have to work at it.)

We can teach you the “why” behind your behavior and your partner’s behavior. When you understand this, the blinders will come off and you will see your marriage and other relationships clearly.

QUALIFICATION #3: WE’VE BEEN THROUGH THE PARENTING PROCESS

ADRIANNE has four adult children ranging in age from 20 to 30: girl, boy, girl, boy.

DAVE has three adult children all in their 20s: girl, boy, girl. Dave is also a grandparent as of 2017.

We understand the day-to-day grind and we can help you understand why your children do what they do. When you finally understand the “why” of behavior, then parenting actions become more clear.

QUALIFICATION #4: OUR VARIED BACKGROUNDS GIVE US A BROAD PERSPECTIVE

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DR. ADRIANNE FLETCHER is a university professor with a PhD and a master’s degree. She has been a practicing social work for the past two decades with work experience in child welfare, foster care, psychotherapy, Indian Child Welfare, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and Veterans.
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DAVE BENDER has two master’s degrees and over 30 years experience working with people in California and Wisconsin (teens, family counseling, marriage counseling). He is a counselor and a pastor specializing in marriage and family counseling in Green Bay, WI.

ADRIANNE was born in Quantico, VA (dad was a Marine) and grew up in Cleveland. She has lived in Virginia, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

DAVE grew up in northern Minnesota (on the Canadian border–International Falls), and has lived in Minnesota, California, and Wisconsin.

ADRIANNE is a university professor with a PhD.

DAVE is a counselor and a pastor.

Strange combination, right? A PhD university professor and a counselor/pastor. But it works, you’ll see.

Learn more about Adrianne here.
Learn more about Dave here.

QUALIFICATION #5: OUR EDUCATIONS HAVE PREPPED US FOR THIS

Did you notice we put education last? While our educations are important, it’s that other stuff above that’s maybe more important.

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  • PhD, Loyola University Chicago
  • MSSA, Case Western Reserve University
  • BA, Cleveland State University

DAVE BENDER

  • MABC, The Master’s University
  • MM, Northland International University
  • Certificate (2), The Christian Counseling & Education Foundation
  • BS, Maranatha Baptist University

YOU MIGHT FIND THIS INTERESTING?

Or maybe it will be a put-off.

We readily admit we are Christians.

In fact, the content of the Three Desires Seminar is derived from Dave’s counseling experience and from several years intensive research on human psychology from a book that some would consider outdated: the Bible.

We’ve both been rather surprised at how relevant and applicable this ancient book is.

You might be too. You have never heard this stuff before.

As you hear the teaching, an interesting thing might happen — you will probably know way down deep that you’re hearing the truth. You too, will likely be surprised at how relevant such an ancient book can be.

“You too, will likely be surprised at how relevant such an ancient book can be.”

If the information was useless, we will immediately refund your money at the conclusion of the seminar with no questions asked. Tap, tap. It will be done.

What do you have to lose?

And what might you gain?

You will never see yourself or anyone else the same again. And you’ll leave knowing what you have to change.

Before you get any counseling, learn the desires that drive you and others.

 

 

This seminar is provided by The Counseling Center at Bay City, a non-profit, free counseling center based at Bay City Baptist Church in Green Bay, WI. The center provides marriage counseling, marriage therapy, family counseling, family therapy, addictions counseling, depression counseling, anxiety counseling, and more.

The $79 fee helps cover advertising and travel costs. Proceeds above costs will be used to support free counseling in Green Bay, and the rest will be donated to Freedom House in Green Bay. Freedom House exists to equip families with the skills and resources needed to become self-sufficient. It serves a diverse population of Green Bay and Brown County’s homeless families through its shelter on Green Bay’s east side and its campus on the west side of Green Bay called The Bridge.

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