Meet Our Counselors

Rev. David Hammerle, M.A., M. Ed.
DAPA Pastor Hammerle has more than thirty-five years of pastoral experience, plus several years serving as a counselor and chaplain. He is also a noted Christian author, seminar leader, and instructor.

Mr. Brian Burket, M.S., LPC
Mr. Burket has more than twenty-five years of counseling experience and has been with Day One since its inception. He is a nationally certified psychologist and board certified psychotherapist.

Ms. Sharon Shock, M.A.
Ms. Shock serves as Director of Counseling Services for Day One. She has served Day One in many capacities for more than 17 years. She is also coordinator for the Teen Camps and Children's Day Camps.

Ms. Jeannine Stouffer, B.A.
Ms. Stouffer specializes in counseling with children and has served as Director of a local Child Mentoring Program. She also provides counseling support to other local service organizations.

Mr. Stephen Olivieri, B.S.
Mr. Olivieri serves as the Director of Communication for Day One. He is currently a full-time pastor for a local Altoona church. Mr. Olivieri, in conjunction with HarvestUSA.org, coordinates a discipleship and accountability group for persons struggling with various forms of sexual addiction.

Part-time/As Needed Counselors:

Mr. DJ Caldwell, M.A. NCC
Mr. Caldwell is a board certified counselor who also has experience in crisis counseling. He has helped with Day One's summer camp program. He is also a school counselor with Ebner Elementary in Altoona.

Pastor David McClanahan, B.A.
Mr. McClanahan has 33 years of pastoral and counseling experience. He is currently pastor of Smith Corner Church in East Freedom. He does both individual and marriage counseling.

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  • In the Bible, throughout the Old Testament, we learn of God's willingness to restore His people after they broke their covenants with Him. Their actions often led to distress and sorrow, but God always restored them and forged a new covenant...
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"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,
and that the time of the Lord's favor has come."
Luke 4:18-19 NLT