soul care

full strength network

Full Strength Network (FSN) is a non-denominational Christian clergy family serving ministry.

We believe that healthy pastors lead healthy churches, and healthy churches change the world.

FSN is dedicated to serving anyone in Christian ministry with shepherding responsibilities, including ordained or licensed pastors, ministry leaders, and their spouses.

Counseling Reimbursement Program

The Great Lakes Region is pleased to offer a reimbursement of $250 for counseling sessions per fiscal year (6/1 –5/31) for all FULL TIME Licensed or Ordained Ministers in the Wesleyan Church. You must be in good standing and presently serving in active ministry within the Region.

Credit is for a family unit, not each family member. Your appointments will remain anonymous. Simply go to one of the counselors listed below and let them know you are affiliated with the GLR. Simply pay for your session, fill out this Reimbursement form and send the receipt to

* Contact us if reimbursement is a financial hardship.

Recommended Counselors

Winning at Home


Dr. Tim Mills


Mrs. Shirley Valk


Pastor Jim Elzerman

616-647-1111 x214

Wellspring Counseling

1031 E Saginaw, Lansing

Tim Ulstad


Jean Larko


Matt Kenney


TOLL-FREE Clergy Care Number


Education & Clergy Development is privileged to be partnering with Emerge Counseling Services for this initiative. Emerge has been offering quality care and counseling to clergy and their families for over 40 years. They especially understand pastors and their families and stand ready to assist you with emotional, relational, and spiritual care.

Pastoral Sabbatical

We care deeply about the long-term care of your soul. Ministry is not a sprint; it is a marathon. Those who complete it well are the ones who come to the end of their paid ministry career with a well-developed soul and a passionate commitment to ongoing personal leadership development. I am convinced, given the demands on pastors in today’s culture that the only way to reach the ministry “finish line” with those two priorities being lived out in our lives is to have taken well-thought out, well-designed, and well-timed sabbaticals along the way.