The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.
Sumith D. Peter Fernando, American psychotherapist, counselor. Licensed professional counselor, Texas. Organizer local chapter Alcoholics Anonymous, Sri Lanka, 1982; founder medical clinic, Sri Lanka, 1983; founder, leader self-confidence support group, Texas, 1987. Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Association Marriage and Family Counselors.
Pastor Sri Lanka Methodist Church, 1975-1984, secretary youth department southern district, 1980, senior pastor, 1981-1983. Missionary pastor Calvary United Methodist Church, Flint, Michigan, 1984. Associate pastor Temple of Praise Church, Garland, Texas, 1985.
Counselor, teacher Trinity Valley Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, 1986-1989. Counselor Alpha & Omega Family Center Inc., since 1990. Interim pastor Liberty Congressional Methodist Church, Aubrey, Texas, 1987-1988.
Associate therapist 1st United Methodist Counseling Service, Arlington, Texas, since 1990. Presenter workshops in field.