The Bishop Kortz Award in
Pastoral Counseling

The Bishop Edwin W. Kortz Award in Pastoral Counseling was established in 2004. The award honors a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (MAPC) or Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (MACC) graduate of the Seminary who has achieved excellence in the field of pastoral counseling ministry and who has brought distinction to the work and ministry of the Seminary.

2017 Recipient H. Kyle Borowski ’06, ’08

Kyle Borowski_2x.jpgKyle Borowski is a highly respected clinician and passionate advocate for the counseling field and Moravian Theological Seminary's clinical counseling program. As a professional counselor, Kyle works with at-risk youth and their families at Valley Youth House where he has practiced since graduation from the MAPC program in 2008. He holds a certificate as a Family-Based Mental Health Professional in the state of Pennsylvania. Kyle's faith offers hope and grace and is foundational to his ability to counsel troubled youth and their families. His integration of spirituality with counseling skill nourishes the deep concern and professional skills that mark him as an exemplary therapist.

Kyle is recognized by his peers as “the sort of clinician that every organization wants” and serves as a strong role model for other clinicians. He has championed non-traditional therapy at Valley Youth House, serving as key developer of an evidence-based week-long therapeutic camp Adventures in Leadership Program for at-risk youth.

Kyle gives back to Moravian Seminary through sharing his post-graduate experience and expertise with group counseling classes, as an MACC representative to the Alumni Board of Directors and as co-chair of the MACC Alumni Committee. Passionate about walking with young people, he teaches the High School Sunday School class at Edgeboro Moravian Church and plays with the worship band.

Kyle and his wife live in Northampton with their four young children.

Other significant contributions:

  • Experiential-Based Educator, Moravian Theological Seminary, contracted
  • Moravian Theological Seminary MACC Alumni Committee, co-chair
  • Moravian Theological Seminary Alumni Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Carole Ferretti Memorial Award, highest agency honor for excellence in program implementation