Counselor in Residence

Dr. David Pliss 

dp1223@roadrunner.com | 716-743-2043

Dr. Pliss has been a part of the Christ Church family since 1989. With the strength and support he received from Christ Church he was able to earn several academic degrees including his Masters Degree and license in Social Work. He also earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Colgate in Rochester.

From 1990 to 1999 Dr. Pliss was very involved with our confirmation-class students as a teacher of scripture. He also worked with our church at the Habitat for Humanity warehouse on Genesse Street in downtown Buffalo for five years. Dr. Pliss has fond memories of substituting as the steeple bell-ringer on Sundays. He has also been a member of our choir for many years.

Dr. Pliss has been practicing Pastoral Psychotherapy in private practice as “Counselor in Residence” in church settings since 2006, where he serves families and individuals of all ages in a mental health and spiritual capacity.

One of Dr. Pliss’ favorite scriptures is, “I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides Me…” Isaiah 45:5.