Michael T. Curd, D. Min., LMFT, BCC, DP
Dr. Michael T. Curd has been in continuous ministry, serving and representing the United Methodist Church since June, 1969. He was a cradle roll member of the second oldest Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, as was his mother and her father. He was appointed to be the Vice President for Pastoral Care Services, Methodist Healthcare System, LTD, San Antonio, TX after retiring from the Army Chaplaincy in January 1995, he resigned his position July 2004 to establish The Institute of Pastoral Care for training, counseling and consulting.
He was recognized by the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force as a Subject Matter Expert in Trauma Resolution, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Grief Resolution, Critical Incident Stress Management and Health Care Ministry. He has provided training to both internationally. He was the chair of the Pastoral Care Steering Committee for the 18,000 Katrina evacuees in San Antonio and provided training in pastoral care for over 500 ministry volunteers during that time. Chaplain Curd established and wrote the first ever Trauma Ministry Protocol at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX. It is still used as the definitive document for the role of the chaplain and chaplain assistant in a trauma/combat situation for the U.S. Army. He is a published author in several of the above fields and his autobiographical novel, Through the Valley about hospital chaplaincy.
Chaplain Curd served a total of sixteen years as a hospital chaplain in both the military and civilian sectors. He is board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains, the largest cognate group for health care chaplains and behavioral health providers in the nation. He is also certified by the Westwood Institute, Beverly Hills, CA as a Director of Psychodrama with over 1,000 hours of post graduate training and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Pastor Michael served the Milford UMC July 2007-June 2012 and retired from the Nebraska Annual Conference July 1, 2012. He continues to serve as a trainer, group facilitator and consultant. Dr. Curd holds a B.A. degree from Texas A&M University and the M. Div and D. Min. degrees from Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Curd is a charter member of the Forum on the Military Chaplaincy. He is a single parent of four adult children and has three grand children. He is an avid angler.