Available to our congregation are six types of counseling approaches provided by the Counseling Ministry at Shandon Baptist Church. All are Shandon Church members and have a God-centered and biblical basis to their ministry. To schedule an appointment with any of these counselors, please call or email in the Pastoral Care office: 782-1300. For non-members, we are glad to provide recommendations and referrals to a number of counseling institutions in our area.
Our Associate Pastor, Rev. Barry Gray sees church members (and in some cases non-church members) who are looking for life coaching and mentoring. He does pre and post marital counseling as well as helping people find God’s view and perspective on problems and circumstances they face. Typically such times with Rev. Gray are limited to short term involvement. There is no fee to see Rev. Gray who is available by appointment Tues-Thurs.
Dr. Hunter Rentz, MD, AAFP, AAMAFT is a retired family physician and a former director of medical services for the Department of Corrections. He is a certified family therapist. He volunteers his services to SBC members in non-medical personal, and family counseling. He is available by appointment on Tuesdays for no fee.
Rachel Bush, RN, MDiv, LPC is a licensed professional counselor who is also a psychiatric RN who also has a Masters Degree of divinity. She deals with more long term, serious counseling and therapeutic issues. She is available by appointment. She deals with each clients’ fee on an individual basis. All communication and fee exchange is handled between you and Mrs. Bush.
Dan Catoe, LISW-CP has a Masters Degree in social work and over 30 years experience as therapist in both mental/emotional disorders and addictions. His service/ministry is available to Shandon members on Mondays on a no fee basis.
Paul Knight, Ed.D volunteers his counseling services on Wednesday evenings 5-8 pm at Shandon. His areas of counseling expertise are: family counseling, in general, with special insight into military families; alcohol/drug addicitions; recovery program systems; PTSD.
Gina Rogers, M.A., LPC/I is a counseling intern who is available to Shandon members on Wednesday evenings at 5 & 6 pm. She works with adolescents and adults. Her areas of special interest are cross-cultural transitions, career transitions, marriage and relationships, personal growth and spiritual development, crisis/grief and loss, and PTS issues.