We value our relationship with primary care givers. We attempt to give you the best support possible for your clients. Our primary way to do that is through the Access Center.
Pastors, clergy and religious leaders from all houses of worship face unique challenges in their ministry. Often put in the role of counselor, not all congregational leaders feel equipped to provide guidance in life’s complex situations. WellSpan Philhaven can help.
Under the direction of Chaplains Ruthann Dwyer, we offer a totally confidential, anonymous opportunity for discussion, guidance and (if you prefer) prayer. Clergy seeking direction or information regarding pastoral care or counseling situations may confer with the Director of Pastoral Services or, if needed, a clinician.
Call our FREE Clergy Consultation Service line at 717-270-2445 (M-F 7:00am-5:00 pm).
Clergy Consultations Services for Pastors
The support and input of peers are vital in all areas of life, but in the challenging vocation of professional ministry, pastors and leaders of houses of worship may particularly value this kind of collaboration!
WellSpan Philhaven hosts and facilitates three groups of 8-10 pastors who meet on average nine times a year for peer consultation. Participants take turns presenting pastoral care or counseling situations from their own ministry, and then receive the opportunity for peer reflection and support with the assurance of confidentiality.
WellSpan Philhaven offers this free service because we value our relationship with the faith community.
Our current groups meet in Mt. Gretna or East Petersburg. Call 717-270-2445 and speak with Ruthann Dwyer to see about joining a Clergy Consultation Group.
WellSpan Philhaven walks along side every client in their journey to hope, healing and wholeness. That journey is different for each person. Some clients request that the chaplains come alongside them to share their spiritual journey; some request prayer or scripture reading; others request that we simply listen; and some clients prefer limited or no interaction with the chaplains. The choice is yours, and we are happy to honor your wishes. Our goal is that you will feel accepted and respected during your time with us.
If you desire and request spiritual encouragement from our chaplains, you may engage with them in any of the wide range of activities and services, such as worship services, spiritual journey discussion groups, prayer times and one-on-one sessions. The Chaplains are very visible and are here for you, your child or family member in time of need.