Missouri Baptist Childrens Home
Dr. Stikes Retires
After nine years of service to MBCH Children and Family Ministries as a clinical consultant, Dr. Charles (Scully) Stikes retired due to medical issues. MBCH was blessed to have such an amazing and wise man as Dr. Stikes who has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology, a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, a master’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Counseling. Dr. Stikes also has a master’s degree in Divinity, and is a wonderful combination of clinical knowledge and experience and pastoral support and encouragement.
During his tenure at MBCH Dr. Stikes managed the Counseling Center at the Lowe-Frillman Campus providing direction and guidance to several therapists. Dr. Stikes also provided direct counseling to countless children and families. He also provided training to staff, treatment foster parents and community professionals on subjects such as cultural issues, trauma and its effect on the brain and training to supervisors on how to effectively manage staff.
“Besides the counseling and training Dr. Stikes provided, he was also a mentor to many during his service at MBCH. They benefited from his wisdom and knowledge. Dr. Stikes was very pastoral, very caring, very passionate...he was a gift to the agency and will be sorely missed,” Ramona Conrad-Cooper (Vice President of MBCH Children and Family Ministries) stated.