Specialty Groups

Allied Health Specialty Group

…Help your servants to proclaim your message with all boldness by stretching out your hand to heal and to work miracles and marvels through  the name of your holy servant Jesus.” Acts 4:29-30


The Allied Health Specialty Group includes:

Massage Therapists, Med Techs, Lab Techs, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, EMTs, First Responders, Nutritionists, Pharmacists, Funeral Directors, Hospitals and Clinic Administrators, all allied health disciplines.

Please forward all comments or questions to JD Maes.

The Associates Specialty Group

The Message (MSG) 13-14 “When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. “Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” God’s Decree. “I’ll turn things around for you. I’ll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you” —God’s Decree— “bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it. Jeremiah 29:13


Associates involved in the healing ministries, students of scripture, authors, consultants, educators, administrators, academics, scientists, volunteers and witnesses of our lives in Christ.

Please forward all comments or questions to Evelyn Murray.

Clergy and Religious Specialty Group

We are Catholic Priests, Deacons, Ordered Sisters and Brothers, Order Oblates, Protestant Clergy and Ordained Deacons who love the Lord Jesus and believe in His healing power.

Mission Statement:

We joined ACT to learn better how to serve Him in His healing ministries. We also hope that our presence and expertise at ACT meetings will always be a supportive resource for all members of the ACT community.

Please forward all comments or questions to Rev. Frances Begonja.

Rev. Frances Begonja 
Clergy and Religious Specialty Group

The Physicians/Dentists/Chiropractors Group

Medical Doctors (MD), Osteopathic Doctors (DO), Dentists (DDS, DMD), Chiropractors (DC), Physicians Assistants, (PA), Nurse Practitioners (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Homeopathic Doctors, Naturopathic Doctors (ND), Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine Doctors (Traditional Indian Medicine), Veterinarians, and other health practitioners.

Mission Statement:

The Physicians/Dentists/Chiropractors Group goals include forming a community, mutual support, and sharing of professional and spiritual experiences, thereby gaining strength through sharing our concerns and ideas, praying with and encouraging each other.

Please forward all comments or questions to Dr. Patrick Blaney, DDS.

The Nurses Specialty Group

The most significant disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for, and deserted by everybody. —Mother Teresa

The Nurses Specialty Group includes:

We encourage all nurses (students, nurses currently in practice or retired) to join our group. Nurses shall include but not be limited to RNs (Registered Nurses), LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses), PHN (Public Health Nurses), Discharge Planners who are nurses, CNAs (Certified Nurse Assistants), HHAs (Home Health Aides) and PCA (personal care assistants).

Mission Statement:

Our group provides a safe harbor where nurses receive support and empowerment through witnessing to each other. We join all nurses in their efforts to bring safe, competent and compassionate care to their patients and clients.


Diana Pfeiffer, RN
Chairperson of Nurses Specialty Group
E-mail: ACTNurses@actheals.org

Beth Ford, RN
Co-Chairperson of Nurses Specialty Group
E-mail: ACTNurses@actheals.org

Pastoral Care Specialty Group

Chaplains, Spiritual Directors, those in pastoral care work in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, bereavement groups and parishes, including Stephens Ministers. All pastoral caregivers are 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 info@actheals.org.


Robert Gale
Pastoral Care Chair

Melissa McKenna
Pastoral Care Co-Chair

Psychotherapists Specialty Group

This specialty group includes Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, Pastoral Counselors, School Counselors, Career Counselors, Addictions Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists.

Who We Are:

We are a community of psychotherapists within ACTheals who support and mentor each other to advance the integration of Christian spirituality and psychotherapy. We are dedicated Christian professionals who have discovered the spiritually-integrated psychotherapy.

By sharing our professional insights, best practices, and experiences, the work that God is doing through us is reproduced in others.

We are a community of practice that participates in professional educational/formational, spiritual, and social activities both in person and online.

Deborah Kalinyak 
Chairperson of Psychotherapists Specialty Group
Please forward all question or comments to ACTPsychotherapists@actheals.org