Being a Christian doesn’t change the fact that sometimes, life is hard. St Matthew recognizes that individuals and families have different needs at different times/stages in their life. St Matthew provides services to help, through Pastoral Care, Counseling, and Coaching.
How do you know when to connect with which ministry?
Pastoral Care: Judy Madden, Minister - You are in a time of crisis! The Pastoral Care Team wants you to call upon their members. It could be hospitalization, losing a loved one, needing some support, encouragement, and prayer. Or for extended times of grief, long-term care needs, and hospice, our Stephen Ministries & Grief Share groups are trained and ready to walk with you. 817-447-4131
Pastoral Counseling: Mather Owen, BBA, BD, MTH - A retired pastor is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has years of counseling experience in private and non-profit settings. Mather provides pastoral counseling and support for children, adolescents, families and couples struggling with a variety of life-living issues, such as:
Poor Communications Skills
And a variety of issues related to alcohol, drugs, and pornography.
As a pastor in the professional field Mather served as Chief Chaplain in Psychiatric Hospitals for 34 years, was adjunct field supervisor for Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology, a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor and is expertly trained in Staff Professional Growth and Development, individual and group counseling with persons struggling with different symptoms of mental illness and behavioral disorders. He knows the benfits of couples and individual counseling, because he has done it himself.
Counseling appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00am - 6:00pm. ontact Mather at 817.447.7870 or by email at email@example.com for available appointment times.
Pastoral and Leadership Coaching: Jeff Gehle, Assoc. Pastor - Coaching is appropriate when you or your group desire to work on clarifying next steps in your personal, spiritual, and professional growth. Through aided self-discovery and strategic inquiry, we work together to discover and clarify next steps, and align your life and work with God’s call. 817.295.5832
Couples coaching and mentoring: Executive Pastor Allan Mink and his wife, JoAn also Assoc. Pastor Jeff Gehle - Preparing to get married? Couples coaching is appropriate pre-wedding and for healthy married couples who wish to improve and enhance their relationship, and are ready to take their next step of growth together. 817.295.5832