Care and Support

The staff of the Department of the Ordered Ministry partners with boards, councils, and groups throughout the denomination to care and advocate for our community of pastors, missionaries, and chaplains across a continuum of care. Vocational identity resources include workshops in competency development and ministry renewal funded through the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Initiative. Vocational discernment offers access to a network of trained Spiritual Directors as well as vocational and personal assessments and continuing education opportunities. Crisis intervention consists of, among other options, therapeutic referrals, consulting services, and advocacy with congregations and church councils.

Click here to view and download free resources on Pastoral Growth and Care— including our newest featured resource Freedom from Harassment policy guidelines.

For a confidential conversation, please call Pastoral Care Services at 773-442-6584.

Lina Sánchez-Herrera

Chicago West Suburbs, Illinois

ECC Conference: Central
Gender: Female


Receiving New Directees: Yes
Directing Clergy: Yes
Client Genders: Both men and women
Skype or Facetime: Yes
Languages: English, Spanish
Retreat/Workshop Leader: Yes


C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, North Park Theological Seminary


Pastors/Church Leadership, Missionaries, University Students, Discernment Process, Transitions, Multi-Ethnic Issues, Second Half of Life, Prayer, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Prior to moving to the USA, I was a professor at the National University of Colombia and served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Colombia for 16 years. Starting in 2001, I served as InterVarsity National Staff in the USA. I have a master’s degree in Christian Ministries, and I serve in Spiritual Direction to those who want to be fully present and available to God and receive His grace over them. My joy is to see professors and college students coming to know Jesus and being transformed into people that bring the good news of righteousness and justice to others.

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