People to People Ministriesis a husband and wife team – Dick and Joanne Fetzer. Together, they train and equip individuals to communicate more effectively.
Dick Fetzer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University in 1967 and a Master’s in Education from West Chester University in 1970. Since 1978 he has been a motivational and educational in-service speaker, addressing such topics as Personality Styles, Becoming a Positive Builder, Multiple Intelligences, Effective Classroom Management, and Interpersonal Communication Skills. In 2002, after 35 years as a public elementary school teacher, he “re-careered” and has been privileged to share his passion for teaching with college students at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, where he has served as an instructor in the Elementary, Early Childhood and Special Education departments and also filled the position of Director of Student Teaching Placements.
Joanne Fetzer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from West Chester University in 1989. She also attended Rosedale Bible College, earning a certificate in World Missions in 1992. She has taught both high school English and English as a Second Language (ESL). She also assisted Dick in his third-grade classroom for more than two years. Other positions she has held include administrative assistant, development associate, student recruiter, accounts payable manager, and report processor for a residential appraiser.
Since 1999 Dick and Joanne have taught together in a variety of settings. They have a passion for enabling individuals to understand and appreciate themselves and others, as well as equipping them to communicate more effectively at home, at work, at church and in the communities in which they live.
Dick’s book Please Listen to Me! A Christian’s Guide to Reflective Listeningwas released in June 2008. In it, Dick relates many personal experiences as he outlines the life-changing skill of reflective listening. To learn more about the book or to purchase a copy, please visit our resource page.
In 2011 Dick released two instructional DVD’s. Learning to Listen is a helpful tool for both individual and group study on becoming a better listener. Understanding Yourself & Othersis a 1-hour video that explains the four learning styles. View our resource page for more information.
People to People Ministries strives to be flexible in its ability to present seminars in a variety of locations. Dick and Joanne offer their workshop and seminars for educators as professional development or continuing education, for employees at small or large companies, for attendees at churches or retreats, and for private gatherings in homes. Please visit our seminar page for more information.
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