This page has been designed with you in mind, to help provide resources and support in your personal life, family life and ministry.
In an effort to provide ongoing pastoral care and support, the PAOC, BC & Yukon District facilitates confidential counselling for clergy members and their dependent family. Please note: the $500 allowance is not to be used for premarital or career type counselling nor for marital enhancement retreats unless approved by the District Officers in consultation with the District Coordinator of Counselling. Please contact Dr. Marj Pettinger if you have any questions regarding the type of counselling covered by the $500 allowance. Some coverage provided for those on the Kechnie Health Plan – See policy manual for details.
Select your region from the left side to see available counsellors.
Skype (or FaceTime) as a viable option for counselling:
Using Skype (or Face Time) for counselling has proven to be a very effective way of receiving the help one needs for the various issues they or their family members are living with.
Two reasons why using this approach might be beneficial to pastors and their families in the BCYD:
- Busy ministry schedules do not always work well with trying to meet with counsellors at their office on their schedule. Skype sessions allow for flexible scheduling within a busy ministry schedule.
- Lack of District Approved Counsellors in a number of the sections within the BCYD. Skype sessions provide opportunities for pastors and their families in remote areas to receive the help they need without traveling great distances to do so.
To find a District Approved Counsellor who provides Skype or FaceTime sessions, simply look through our list of approved counsellors on the district website. A “Skype” notice will be listed under their phone number.
Our section pastors are available to provide pastoral care for credential holders in their regions:
District Coordinator of Counselling: Dr. Marj Pettinger | MPettinger@bc.paoc.org