Rev. Dr. Gale Kuns has served on the Board of Directors of Turning Point of Central California for the last 27 years. Dr. Kuns has volunteered for 14 years as the Senior Chaplain for the Tulare County Sheriff Department. He also serves as a pilot with the Tulare County Aero Squadron for Search and Rescue and VIP transport. As an accomplished musician he sings baritone in the West Coast Mennonite Men's Chorus, with a small choral group at Visalia First Assembly and the large choral group at Gateway Church, Visalia for 30 years. His service club involvement is currently Rotary of Visalia. He also served in Sunset Kiwanis. Dr. Kuns is retired as the founder and CEO of the Grace Homes residential care facility for children. For 28 years, the non-profit agency successfully provided a safe treatment milieu for over 5,000 adolescent girls and their children. Dr. Kuns served as founder and administrator of the Grace Homes Foster Family Agency for over 15 years which provided treatment foster care for over 130 at risk children per day. Dr. Kuns served as the National Youth Director for Awana Clubs International for five years, and published the four year High School Bible Study curriculum. He began his public ministry at the age of 12 playing the piano and singing in church services. Dr. Kuns was formally ordained for a ministry by the Conservative Baptist Churches of America. He recorded a vocal album titled "I'd Rather Have Jesus!" in 1978. Dr. Kuns also lectures nationally with the National Association of Forensice Counselors, and the Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He and his wife have recently become advocates for the victims of human trafficking on local and international task forces. Dr. Kuns' formal education includes a BS (Bible) and a Bachelor of Education from Corban University in Salem, Oregon. He studied psychology at Oregon State University, and received the Doctor of Humanities in 2012. Dr. Kuns enjoys flying with his wife in their beautiful Beechcraft A-36 plane. He is an instrument rated pilot. He enjoys watching the Visalia Rawhide Baseball from the Prostar Industries box seats. They often travel in their comfortable motor home to visit friends and family around the Western US. The Kuns have traveled to many foreign countries including China, Mexico, Europe, and Canada. As proud grandparents they often enjoy the company of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dr. Kuns has learned and accomplished the management of non-profits, and accounting principles according to IRS A-133 standards for over fifty years. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Glenda for 51 years.