Dr. Don Arispe

Dr. Don D. Arispe is a Community Development Consultant and Lead Animator for the Center for Formative Action and Reflection (CFAR), and owner of CFAR Consulting. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Oblate School of Theology and the University of the Incarnate Word. For over 40 years, Don has served his community either as a full time, volunteer or professional lay minister, trainer, social worker, educator/trainer or community development specialist.

Don is married to Kim Arispe, Director of Family Service Association’s Financial Empowerment Centers in San Antonio’s West, South and Eastside. He is the proud father of 3 young adults and became a grandfather for the first time in Feb 2017. He is the 4th of 6 siblings and a native of San Antonio. His father’s family has resided in San Antonio since the late 1700’s and are decedents of the Canary Islands and Mexico. His mother’s family is originally from South Texas and Mexico. Don was the first in his nuclear family to earn a bachelor’s degree.


Baylor University Garland School of Social Work
811 Washington Ave.
Waco, Texas 76701
(254) 710-6900