Care & Support Services

Sharing the love of Jesus with those going through life's sorrows, struggles, and transitions

Support Services

There comes a time during life's challenges when objective input is of great value. Everybody eventually needs somebody to walk with them through life's pain. We invite you to take a step toward hope and healing through the care and support of our team of professionals (fee for service).

James Gould

Pastoral Guidance

Pastoral Care Practices include: parenting, marriage, and general counseling for men.

James is an ordained minister of the Gospel with more than 20 years of professional experience providing pastoral care and spiritual guidance to individuals, couples, and families.

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Jennifer Dollar


Counseling Practices include: children, teens, and adults of all ages. Extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief/loss.

Jennifer has almost 30 years of counseling experience, including private practice counseling, school social work, medical social work, and adoptions. She is certified in Trauma Treatment. In addition, she is the Director (SOWK) of MEd Trauma-Informed Education at Columbia College.

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Peggy McKechnie


Life Coaching is a partnership that can help you clarify and reach your immediate and long term goals in areas such as spiritual growth, relationship enhancement, work/life balance, career satisfaction, and healthier lifestyles.

Peggy has been a Certified Life Coach (ACC, International Coach Federation) for over 12 years, and is a practicing Nurse Practitioner. She has Master's degrees in Bible Education and Public Health Nursing.

Visit Peggy's website: Church Health Ministries

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Allison Byxbe

Certified Instructor for Journal to the Self

Candidate in the Therapeutic Writing Institute’s Certified Journal Facilitator Program

Drawing on 15 years of higher education teaching and personal experience with the healing nature of expressive writing in her own journey, Allison is training as a certified journal facilitator to help others learn both the value of journaling for self and soul care and the practical how-to of getting thoughts on paper in a meaningful way. She is a certified instructor of Kay Adams’ curriculum Journal to the Self and is pursuing full certification for journal facilitation through the Therapeutic Writing Institute. Currently she offers a once-a-quarter journaling group class (scholarship spots available) based on the Journal to the Self curriculum as well as one-on-one sessions to help individual’s design a journaling protocol to support their well-being.

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Care Teams

Having a wise and compassionate person walk with you through life's hardships can mean the difference between thriving and surviving. Whether your needs are emotional, spiritual, practical, or relational, we are here to help.

Could you benefit from emotional and spiritual support?

Stephen Ministers are lay caregivers who are trained to walk alongside others during difficult times while offering prayer, encouragement, wisdom, and a listening ear.
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Are you a good listener? Do people routinely seek you out for advice?

Have you ever considered being a "Care Giver" for those who are walking through hardship?

Still have questions?

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