Bob Uhle, our beloved friend and founder, passed away on August 20, 2018. Bob demonstrated the life of Philippians 1:21: “For me to live is Christ” and is now experiencing the joy of the second half of the verse, “and to die is gain,” as he is more fully in the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ.
Part of Bob’s legacy – beyond the multitude of lives positively impacted by him directly – is the training and mentoring of the counselors and coaches at CornerStone Family Services. Knowing that his time on this earth was short, Bob labored to impart his vision and love for people in the staff and board of directors of CornerStone Family Services. We aim to continue to live out Bob’s vision and heart for people for decades to come.
As Bob laid out at the founding of the agency: CornerStone Family Services strives to provide counseling that reflects the God-given worth of each individual regardless of their spiritual status in life. Our staff endeavors to promote the dignity, uniqueness, intrinsic value, and potential of our clients at whatever stage of life they encounter our services. No one can escape the pain and suffering this world has to offer. We strive as a community of like-minded professionals to combine the gifts, challenges, and opportunities God has given us to help others navigate life’s storms.
Nearly 25 years ago, God called Bob Uhle to go back to school and begin a Christian Counseling ministry in Central Ohio. In 2014, Bob moved on from that practice, uncertain what God had next. At just the right time, in just the right way God provided specific direction! In the very month when doors from the past were closing, Bob’s friend, Psychologist Ken Beavers, Ph.D., was closing the doors on his own non-profit counseling practice after twenty two years. He agreed to turn Cornerstone Family Counseling over to Linda and Bob Uhle. 20+ Counselors joined them, and they all began this new adventure of Cornerstone Family Services!
Bob Uhle wrestled with chronic illness for over forty years and has had the amazing gift of three successful kidney transplants over that period of time. Through this experience, he came to appreciate the many small and large gifts of life. He held fast to the belief that authentic relationships are God’s primary tool for reaching a lost world and for emotional healing in life.
“I see the need to know more fully the One who fully knows me and loves me anyway, as my essential purpose in life. As a result, I need to take all that He has entrusted to me, and use it for His purposes. I am blessed to be married to an amazing woman since 1980; I have an awesome, fiercely independent young adult daughter who humbles me every time I hear someone refer to me as an “expert”!” – Bob
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain