Walter Thiessen started his career as a counsellor as a practical expression of his lifelong interest in individual and communal pursuits for wholeness. Walter’s Mennonite roots have inspired in him a great passion for issues of peace and social justice as well. Strangely, he thinks these concerns are all related and even have something to do with how we study psychology. Walter is married to Carol Thiessen, who can be found cooking up a storm in the SSU kitchen. Among Walter’s favorite things are watching a really good movie or growing things in his garden.