“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Our Pastoral Care Ministries help, support, encourage, and comfort people during difficult periods of their lives. The love and compassion of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is conveyed through His representatives to those whose circumstances may cause them feelings of loneliness, fear, confusion, despair, and helplessness.
PASTORAL CARE BY ONE OF OUR PASTORS
Hospital, nursing home, and homebound visitation are designed to provide spiritual care for those in need. Pastoral counseling is available by appointment.
SHEPHERDING MINISTRY: Contacting and befriending inactive members of Redeemer to bring them closer to God. Contact with inactive members provides an ongoing challenge and opportunity for pastoral care ministry.
LAY MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES
Specific opportunities for our lay member involvement in our Pastoral Care Ministry include:
SONSHINE GREETERS: Volunteers visit each member 80 years old and older on their birthday and deliver a card, flowers, and scripture post-it pad in this special ministry to our senior members. Cherisse Baetz 248-646-7359
FAITHFUL FRIENDS: Contacting and visiting the more senior Redeemer members who are homebound, in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Gary Priskorn 248-644-4010 ext. 123 or Kitty Swietzer x111
Bethany Baker, LMFT, ATR – Since graduating from college, Bethany received two masters, one in Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy and one in Art Therapy. She is our resident counselor and available by appointment.
Dr. Sandy Pourcho – Dr. Pourcho is a long time Redeemer Counselor. She is also available by appointment.