Glenkirk’s Lay Counseling Ministry provides trained Christian helpers for people who desire paraprofessional level counseling. We seek to serve people at Glenkirk Church and in our community who have special needs in times of conflict or crisis.

Our counselors receive training and clinical skills based on a Christian framework. Licensed mental health professionals train and supervise our counselors to help with personal, family, marital, and relational needs as well as many other counseling areas.

There is no charge for the counseling since it is made possible by the people of Glenkirk Church through our annual budget.

Counseling is usually done on the premises of Glenkirk Church. However, appointments are also available via an online video platform (such as Zoom) or over the phone. The person desiring the counseling may call the church office at 626-914-4833 or click here to email.


Professional level psychopathologies (psychosis, schizophrenia, etc.) or needs requiring medical intervention or in-depth psychological testing will be referred, as soon as recognized, to appropriate agencies or professionals.




Premarital and Marital Counseling

Many of Glenkirk’s Lay Counselors are specifically trained to do premarital and marital counseling using Life Innovation’s Prepare and Enrich assessment. This assessment is done online and provides information on strengths and possible growth areas for couples. Feedback from a counselor is done over a 6-8 week period meeting once a week. There is a $35 charge to take the assessment.

An interviewer will assess the person’s need through a short intake interview and will contact the best available counselor to work with the situation. The counselor will then contact the person and arrange a time to begin the counseling process. Should it be determined that the person’s need is beyond the level of expertise of the Lay Counseling Ministry, an appropriate referral will be made.

The person desiring the counseling may call the church office at (626) 914-4833 or CLICK HERE to email our Prepare & Enrich Counseling Team.


Andrea Messinger  Compassionate Care Pastor, CLICK HERE to email Andrea





Jenn Damiani, Director of Guest Relations, CLICK HERE to email Jenn