Clergy Support Groups

Care and Counseling Pastoral Support Groups are professionally led by trained pastoral counselors to provide a safe place to share joys, frustrations, and professional and personal issues and questions. Group leaders help pastors develop a plan for self care and encourage each to seek a pastor of their own. Costs are kept to a minimum and at times are shared by the parish or denomination and the pastor.

 

Family of Origin Group for the Helping Professional

This group is limited to clergy, therapists, and other helping professionals. The aim is to examine the professional’s family of origin issues which facilitate and limit the relationship with clients and congregants. The work of Murray Bowen and Ed Friedman will be considered. The group meets on Friday afternoons at Care and Counseling for four hours on a monthly or every six-week basis. Schedules are set by group.

Cost: $65 per group meeting
Facilitator: Rev. Dale R. Kuhn, MDiv, STM, MA, LCSW, Executive Director of Care and Counseling

Call Dale Kuhn for more information. 314-336-1096

 

Religious Professional’s Support Groups

These groups are ongoing and provide an opportunity for religious professionals to consult with each other and with a facilitator concerning congregational dynamics and pastoral issues.

  • Weekly at Unity Lutheran Church, Bel Nor on Tuesdays, 10:45 to Noon.
  • Every other week at Care and Counseling- Main Office, Creve Coeur, Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $20 per meeting
Facilitator: Rev. Dale R. Kuhn, MDiv, STM, MA, LCSW, Executive Director of Care and Counseling

To join an existing group or help create a new group, call Dale Kuhn at (314) 336-1096 or (800) 677-3609.