UMO at New Bern to Offer Seminar on Relationships

UMO at New Bern to Offer Seminar on Relationships

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive at New Bern is offering two free seminars dealing with relationship issues.  The seminars will be held on Tuesday, August 18, from 6 to 8:30 PM at the UMO at New Bern location located at 2912 Trent Road.  The event is free, but registration is required.  Register online at

Natalie Kemp, assistant professor of psychology at UMO, will lead a seminar for married couples.  She will use the framework of the popular book, The 5 Love Languages, to discuss areas of marriage, communication, parenting, and finances.

With over 20 years of clinical experience, Kemp continues to maintain her license as a MA level psychologist for the State of North Carolina. On a personal level, she and her husband have been happily married for almost 17 years and have been blessed with two wonderful children. Kemp lives in Goldsboro and worships and serves at the Bridge Church.

Dr. Joe Klotz, assistant professor of psychology at UMO, will lead a seminar for singles.  He will engage attendees in an open discussion that will cover such topics as: communication, the importance of shared interests, religion/religiosity, images of the future and internet singles sites (E-Harmony, Christian Mingles, etc.)

Klotz has been teaching at the college level, both undergraduate and graduate, since 1971.  He was in private clinical practice for 30 years.  He has been with UMO since 1998, as the director of the New Bern location (1998-2003) and as full time faculty member.

“At the University of Mount Olive our mission calls us to serve our students, our founding church, and our communities,” said Luis Miranda, director of the University of Mount Olive at New Bern. “I believe that it’s important for our New Bern location to constantly provide our community with programs such as the relationship seminars. These types of seminars allow students, alumni, and the community to come together for the purpose of educational enrichment outside of the typical classroom setting.”

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit