The Pastoral Care Specialty Group includes:

Chaplains, Spiritual Directors, those in pastoral care work in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, bereavement groups and parishes, including Stephens Ministers. Anyone in pastoral caregiving is welcome.

Mission Statement:

When it comes to Pastoral Care, it's more than a matter of your job title; it's a way of life. It's the way you interact with other human beings. It's the way you, through your knowledge, skills, empathy, experience, and maturity help others navigate through pain and painful situations with the assurance that the healing presence of Jesus is part of the process.  Please forward any questions or comments to


Robert Gale


Melissa McKenna