Tami Brennan '94 leans on experience and faith as lead counselor

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 3 years ago on Tue, May 26, 2020 1:26 PM
Tami Brennan '94 has been leaning on her experience and her faith during the pandemic, while also growing closer with her two sons.

By Becke Smith '96
Concordia Regional Ambassador

Like many of us, Tami (Heupel) Brennan ‘94 has experienced a lot of change in the last few months. As the lead counselor at Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball, Texas, her role has changed significantly and also her family life at home has been adjusted during the pandemic. Her college freshman son returned home to finish his spring semester online. Her high school freshman son also had to start classes online. But they are learning together as a family.

“I have two boys who are amazing,” she said. “We are active together and laugh together. This situation has brought us closer.”

As a counselor, Brennan said her role has become more challenging during the situation because it’s been difficult working with students virtually. Throughout it all, her experience and faith have helped guide her through.

“I have been in education for 25 years,” she said. “I can tackle anything the world throws at me. I am resilient and don’t mind change. I have to listen to God and let Him control the circumstance. It’s His, not mine.”

Another specialty Brennan pursues is working as a part-time trainer for Camp Gladiator, an outdoor fitness organization. Her sons work out with her and are there to support her in this new endeavor.

“We are currently virtual through Zoom and officially launching virtual which is exciting,” she said. “I am hoping to make this full-time eventually. I trust God will show me where I am supposed to be. God is always at work. No matter what happens in life, God is in control. We just have to trust that God will get us through this and make us stronger for it.”