Mental Health Program

Mental health is an important part of our general sense of wellness and we want to support folks that are seeking help with this aspect of their health and well-being. 

To that end, we have compiled a list of therapists to be an extension of our pastoral care at Westminster. We intend this list of professionals to be a means by which we can extend the safety of Westminster’s heart beyond the bounds of the congregation.

The practitioners listed in the panel were discovered and vetted through a faithful committee’s suggestions and a subsequent interview process with them and the Pastoral Care Team. We are deeply grateful for the work of that committee and thank them here for their generous support of pastoral care: Jim Bottenhorn, Philip Gibson, Julia de Jonge, Suzann Ogland-Hand, Nancy Taylor, Larry Slager, and Mark Mosby.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

For the  month of May, the Shine a Light on Mental Health Foundation (founded by the Molhoek family) has offered to match any contributions made dollar for dollar, up to $25,000! We encourage you to participate as you are able in supporting this important mission.

The Barbara Molhoek–Callum McPheeters Fund for Mental and Spiritual Health

Guidelines for the Use of the Fund

Westminster Presbyterian Church provides financial support for members of this faith community and for our neighbors who may need assistance covering the cost of outpatient mental health services with the providers listed in our Mental Health Referral Panel booklet.

Persons seeking treatment are expected to have applied for and be utilizing all applicable sources of private health insurance and public health care coverage programs (Medicare/Medicaid/Healthy Michigan).

The Molhoek-McPheeters Fund is then a resource available when private or public health care coverage resources are not available or for those limited situations where co-pays and deductibles are so high as to pose a serious financial barrier to seeking outpatient mental health services.  We expect a maximum distribution of $520 per person’s care for up to six sessions, which may also include a combination of copays and deductible fees.

Through the initial gift of generosity from John Molhoek to underwrite the cost of therapy for those who cannot afford it, the Barbara Molhoek - Callum McPheeters fund was established in 2015. This fund is available to anyone seeking financial assistance, whether or not you are a member of Westminster. We honor both Barbara’s life and Callum’s life in the name and with the creation of this fund.

—The Westminster Pastoral Care Team

Questions and Application

To apply for this resource, or if you have any questions, please contact a member of the Pastoral Care Team.

Susan Jennings
Minister for Pastoral Care and Membership
(616) 717-5542

Rev. Jen Porter
Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care and Faith Formation
(616) 717-5545