December 2006

St. Joseph Health Ministries Partners with Counseling Center

St. Joseph Health Ministries, Lancaster, Pa., announced a partnership with Samaritan Counseling Center of Lancaster to enhance the services both organizations provide to congregations in Lancaster County. While both organizations have experience providing programs and services for congregational health, St. Joseph Health Ministries focused on parish nursing, with an emphasis on physical health, and Samaritan Counseling Center focused on clergy and lay leadership, with an emphasis on emotional and mental health issues. “Both organizations see an increase in the needs of clergy, lay leaders and parish nurses,” said Jennifer Thompson, president and executive director of St. Joseph Health Ministries. “We believe it is important to bring our two organizations together to offer resources for the spiritual renewal of health ministry teams and parish nurses, as well as programs and services for the broader community.” For more information, contact Jennifer Thompson at