Ministry can be difficult, but you are not alone.

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PACCT exists to nurture healthy pastors, wives, and congregations; coming alongside to provide a listening ear, a caring heart, and a supporting hand as you serve Christ together.


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Prevention Care

Pursuing relationships with pastors, wives, and their families while supporting them in their call, encouraging healthy boundaries, and walking with them through life.
Pursuing relationships within congregations, supporting them in their calling to care for their pastor and to share in the ministry of their church.
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Intervention Care

Supporting pastors, wives, and their families who are experiencing an immediate need or crisis emotionally, spiritually, physically, or relationally.

Supporting congregations who are experiencing an immediate need or crisis emotionally, spiritually, physically, or relationally.
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Recovery Care

Coming alongside pastors, wives, and their families encouraging health, healing, and stability after experiencing a hurt, hardship, or failure in life or ministry.
Coming alongside congregations and ministry leaders encouraging health, healing, and stability after experiencing a hurt, hardship, or failure.

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Jerry & Kristi Nelson

Pastor Jerry and Kristi Nelson are both licensed therapists and have been married for over 40 years.
They have been involved in marriage counseling for over 30 years through seminars, retreats and counseling.
Jerry is Pastor of Marriage and Family Ministries at Christ is Lord Free Lutheran Church, Onalaska WI. Kristi is director of New Image Women's Ministry.
The Nelsons have 6 grown children, thirteen grandchildren and enjoy spending their free time together and with their family, especially on the water!

Eric & Andrea Christenson

Eric and Andrea enjoy serving the Lord and the people of the AFLC together.
They are passionate about healthy, thriving ministry marriages.
The Christensons love ice cream, a good action movie, and their two beautiful daughters.
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Lee & Carol Hoops


R.R.R....Released from farming, Retired from congregational ministry, Redirected to serve those in Christian ministry along with married couples in every season, that's Lee & Carol!
Lee and Carol enjoy being together! Together with family, together with grand kids, together to serve!
They love God with all their hearts and enjoy good food, good books and good movies.

Tom & Linda Mathre

The Mathres have lived in Newark, IL since being married in 1981. They were blessed to have a son who at an early age developed Hydrocephalus which caused some disabilities. Their son, along with Tom and his brother are actively involved in the family's farming operation.  In 2003, Tom and Linda's middle daughter passed away in a car accident.  Throughout these trials and tribulations God has been with the Mathres. In addition to being involved with church ministry they've run the Griefshare ministry for the last 15 years. In their spare time they enjoy spending time with their four children and six grandchildren who keep them young!
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Pastoral and Congregational Care Team

Call   877. 604. 1544