David M. Pittle, Ph.D., M.Div., Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

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Year

Location, Activity

1936

Corpus Christi, Texas. Orthodox Jewish mother. Reformed Jewish father.

1941

Elementary school, Arcadia Village, Corpus Christi.

1946

Father died while traveling on business.

1950

Became licensed Commercial Radio Telephone and Telegraph, also Amateur Radio

1950

W.B.Ray Senior High School. Band, Orchestra, studied percussion including tympani

1952

Hired to play “hillbilly band” Bill Barr and the Sons of Texas

1953

 Joined Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, Tympani, and Percussion

1954

Graduated W B Ray Senior High School

1954

Moved to NYC to work for RCA in shipboard radar

1955

Graduated RCA Institutes in New York City

 

Worked on building first two color TV stations in S. Texas.

1956

Enlisted in U.S. Air Force

1957

Stationed at Johnson Air Base, near Tokyo, Japan, Teaching electronics

1959 Intensive study at Sojiji Zen Monastery followed by sangha of Zen Christians.

1960

Stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina

1960

Discharged from US Air Force

1960

Matriculated at Kokusai Kirisutokyo Daigaku, International Christian University

1961

Employed to teach English with English Language Exploratory Committee

1962

Married to Tamayo Sato

1962

Promoted to senior instructor and workshop leader with ELEC

1964

Graduated from ICU and entered San Francisco Theological Seminary

1965

Employed by KXKX-FM as interviewer and board operator.

1966

One year internship in counseling at San Quentin Prison for Men.

1967

Graduation from SFTS directly to employment by United Presbyterian Church, Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations.

1967

Ordained by Redwoods Presbytery, June 11.

1967

Stony Point, Missionary Orientation Center training

1968

Portuguese Language Study, Wash. DC.

1968

Poor People’s Campaign. Non-violence training

1968

Chicago, Urban Training Center and Univ. of Chicago. (Urban studies)

1968

Arrived Sao Paulo, then Brasilia to teach at Univ. of Bras., and work with city administrators.

1969

Military dictatorship made Brasilia untenable. Moved to Sao Paulo. Adopted Frances.

1969

Trips to Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, other Brazil cities to assist mission work

1969

Meeting with Dom Helder Camara, bishop of Recife.

1970

Return to U.S. following threats from Brazilian Death Squads

1970

Short-term counseling contract with Harvard-Radcliffe-MIT. Also organizing in churches regarding US policies in Latin America

1970

Began pastorate at Margaret Park Presby. Church. Also teaching at Univ. of Akron

1971

Organized pastoral counseling group among Akron, OH churches.

1972

Left Margaret Park. Expanded teaching contract with UA and entered Ph.D. study with UofA program, Inst. For Human Effectiveness.

1972

Joined AASECT and AAMFC(T) Supervision for AAMFC and AASECT with Akron Sex Forum and Betsy Daniels. Also began the study of TA with Dr.Bill Holloway.

1974

NYC. Studied RET (REBT) with staff and Dr. Albert Ellis

1974

Los Angeles. Study with Hartman and Fithian, sex therapy.

1975

Graduated Ph.D. and Clinical AAMFT and Clinical ITAA. Resigned AASECT

1976

Oakland, CA Staff Supervisor, Trainer and “marriage counselor”, The Management Institute.

1978

Became CEO of TMI by default upon resignation of previous CEO

1980

Board closed TMI.

1981

Independent pastoral counseling as Parish Assoc. at Redwoods Presbyterian Church

1984

Independent pastoral counseling at Sta. Venetia Presbyterian Church

Provided workshops for Spiritual Directors International and other organizations

1989

Moved to Talent, Oregon to create retreat center. Changed circumstances forced abandonment of effort

1990

Obtained pilot’s certificate

1992

Returned to Marin County. Became Parish Associate at Westminster Presbyterian Church

Pastoral Counseling.  Joined AAPC as Fellow.

2002

Took “Honorable Retired” status with Presbytery of Redwoods and with WPC

2003

Temp. move to Mazatlan, MX language school to study Spanish

2003

Moved to San Diego to help organize counseling center for pastoral counseling

 

Living in Rosarito, MX.

2003

Due to illness, returned to Marin County and WPC

2004 Adopted Adriana

2004

Independent pastoral counselor.

2017

Expect 50th anniversary of ordination on June 18.