Pastoral Counseling

Our Minister is available to support individuals and families during times of significant change or spiritual crisis.

Some reasons to seek out pastoral counseling might be:
  • Hospitalization

  • Coping with illness

  • Loss and grief - whether from a death in the family, or a significant change – divorce, new job, moving – sometimes even good news leaves us with unanswered questions!

  • New baby in the family

  • Teenager moving out of the house and into young adulthood

  • Need an advocate in the schools or at the doctor’s office

  • Questions about human nature and the nature of what is holy – seeking new religious or spiritual understanding

  • Safe place to explore grief, guilt, pain, sheer joy, disappointment, overwhelming expectation, to plan a celebration or try out a new idea

Rev. Jennifer is experienced in helping congregants to navigate grief and loss, and to explore the furthering of their spiritual and religious selves, however, she is not a therapist. Expect that after two visits she will recommend either a class, a licensed therapist or psychologist, a small group, or some other way for you to get the full support that will help you and your family flourish.

Rev. Jennifer Emrich is on Sabbatical from June 1, 2017 - September 5, 2017. Please contact the church office if you need assistance. If you are in need of pastoral care, please contact the office or reach out to our Caring Connection Coordinators, Joan Guild or Nancy Read to be connected with an on-call minister.