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MISSION

Bridging the gap between mental health providers, addiction recovery professionals and the faith community through collaboration and education.

 
VISION
Our goal is to educate, empower and equip faith leaders to play a part in mental wellness and addiction recovery in their communities.
We strive to build trusted relationships with providers of these services in order to encourage the incorporation of spirituality into all levels of treatment. 

“Where there is no guidance the people fall,
But in abundance of counselors there is victory”
-Proverbs 11:14 NAS​

So often people sitting next to us in a pew, working in the next desk or living next door are struggling. Depression, addiction, trauma affect so many people in our society, but few get help. No matter if we are lay leaders, clergy, or mental health professionals, if we don’t reach out to help, there is a chance of suicide, overdose, or other harmful results.

 

For those that seek help from faith leaders, there is often a lack of knowledge about resources. For people that find a counselor or therapy program, spiritually is often missing with God left out of the healing process. 

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About In Person
Networking Meetings

The Spiritual Care Network was founded in March 2012 and is an integration of the spiritual, therapeutic, mental health and recovery communities. The Spiritual Care Network meetings bring together professionals and faith leaders and the attendees are a diverse group from a variety of backgrounds and denominations. Meetings often have great speakers, time to network, and announcements about other industry events. Please invite your colleagues and bring cards and marketing materials.

 

Lunches are provided by our generous sponsors. Hosting lunch is a great way to introduce services to the industry and build relationships in the community. Sponsors get extra time during the meeting to present services and promoted on email blasts and social media. If you are interested in supporting a meeting, please contact the leader in your area.

About Professional Education

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The Spiritual Care Network offers professional education opportunities by webinars, in person meetings and conferences. Topics are related to mental health and often have a spiritual component to the presentation.  Some of the conferences include people in the community to participate and learn. We are blessed with industry experts and faith leaders that provide excellent presentations and workshops. The SCN provides Continuing Education Credit that is recognized by most state boards for counselors, social workers and peer support coaches. 

Board and Staff

Eric Ayles - President/Founder
Eric Ayles - President/Founder

Board President - Houston Starlite Recovery Center

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Brooke Martin - Vice President
Brooke Martin - Vice President

Board Vice President - Houston Medical Behavioral Hospital

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Chad Hampton - VP of Midsouth
Chad Hampton - VP of Midsouth

Board Vice President of the Midsouth Chapters - Acadia Healthcare

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Faithe Bowen - Secretary
Faithe Bowen - Secretary

Magnolia City Detox - Conroe

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Lisa Veneralla - Membership Director
Lisa Veneralla - Membership Director

Houston - Cognoscenti

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Dakota Closson - Communication Coordinator
Dakota Closson - Communication Coordinator

Fort Worth - Brazos Recovery

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Tyler Berry - Program Coordinator
Tyler Berry - Program Coordinator

Katy - Stonegate Recovery Center

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Committee Chairs and Chapter Leaders

David Bueno Martin MA., LPCS
David Bueno Martin MA., LPCS

Katy Chapter Leader - Owner of Martin Counseling

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Darcel Grounds
Darcel Grounds

Leader of the San Antonio Chapter - Starlite Recovery Center

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Karen Reeves,LCDC
Karen Reeves,LCDC

Leader of the Tyler Chapter - More Than Rehab

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Hena Hafizullah
Hena Hafizullah

Leader Austin Chapter - Acadia Healthcare

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Karin Swenson B.B.A., LCDC-intern
Karin Swenson B.B.A., LCDC-intern

Leader of the Corpus Christi Chapter - Creekview Counseling

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Erin Berkley
Erin Berkley

Leader in Collin County - Acadia Healthcare

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Dawn Peters
Dawn Peters

Leader of the Bryan / College Station Chapter - Woodland Springs Hospital

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Dr Charles Luke
Dr Charles Luke

Leader and Founder of Tarrant County SCN

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Gary Cochran, MA LPC-S
Gary Cochran, MA LPC-S

Leader of Dallas Chapter - Pastor at Prestoncrest Church of Christ

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Kay Reed, LCSW
Kay Reed, LCSW

Founder of Tyler Chapter - UT Health Tyler

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Mike Campbell
Mike Campbell

Tarrant County Chapter

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Pastor John Hereford
Pastor John Hereford

Chair of Hope Rising Conference Houston - 2018-2020

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