Sharon K. Whitmer
Sharon K. Whitmer, EdD
Kentucky Licensed Pastoral Counselor
Sharon is a KY Licensed Pastoral Counselor and completed her licensure requirements through Kentuckiana Pastoral Counseling Consortium.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Spalding University majoring in Elementary Education and her master’s, and doctoral degrees in higher education administration from University of Louisville.  She also completed a post-master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville.  While working in administration at the University of Louisville, Sharon did part-time private counseling and counseled for a short time at SouthEast Christian Church.  She is currently in private practice.   Sharon is a Christian and works with individuals and couples who are seeking healing and a closer walk with our creator.  


Genene Nisbet, M. Div., KLPC

Bereavement Services Specialist



Genene Nisbet has provided bereavement counseling services for over 25 years.  She joined the staff of Owen Funeral Home in 1996 as their Bereavement Services Specialist. Preceding this, she coordinated the bereavement program and served as a chaplain for Hospice of Hope in Maysville, Kentucky.  She engages with people through counseling theory, her understanding of theology, and what she has learned through serving bereaved individuals and families.    She leads community grief support groups for the loss of a spouse and for the loss of a child by death.  She also provides individual and family counseling for those served by Owen Funeral Homes.

As she serves individuals and families, she is guided by the belief that God can work through the difficulties of our lives, transforming and redeeming our pain.  Her goal is to help individuals and families adjust to their loss so they can live more fully.

Genene holds a B. S. in Educational Psychology from the University of Louisville and a Master's of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is ordained as a minister and is also a Licensed Kentucky Pastoral Counselor. She also is Certified in Thanatology through the Association of Death Education and Counseling and approved as an ACPE Psychotherapist member with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.


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