There is a critical need for churches and other organizations to be intentional about providing care for clergy and other church professionals.
Clergy, school teachers, and other church professionals need counseling care because they generally are the care-givers, but seldom the receivers of care. As with any helping profession, church professionals face the burn-out, and can find themselves and their families socially-isolated and lonely. Indications for care include clergy divorces, job failure or dissatisfaction, and relationship dysfunction with church members. It is Kettering's desire to provide care to church professionals and their families in a competent and confidential manner.