Bridging the gap between mental health providers, addiction recovery professionals and the faith community through collaboration and education.
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. We are a collaborative and inclusive group regarding spiritual beliefs and denominations as well as treatment modalities and therapeutic programs.
“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.
About In Person
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
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
Founder and CEO - Houston Serenity Light Recovery
Board Vice President of the Midsouth Chapters - Acadia Healthcare
Chief Operating Officer Managed Health Services
Fort Worth - Brazos Recovery
Jacqueline Martinez, RN RSPS Recovery Resources Information Provider Spiritual Care Network Board Secretary - ROSC of Galveston County, RSPS Hope Drug Court of Galveston County
Houston - Cognoscenti
Retired Victim Assistance Specialist with Homeland Security Investigations -San Antonio. Victim assistance services to victims of human trafficking other crimes
Advisory Board Member Founder, CEO at Kingdom Works Ministries / The Joseph Group
Advisory Board Member - Pastor Roger Whitehead is the Recovery Pastor at Powerhouse Church in Katy, Texas. He and his wife developed a faith based recovery group called The High Road that has sustained since 2017 - through Hurricane Harvey, through the pandemic, and still meets today. He co-wrote the workbook curriculum for the group and recently launched another High Road ministry in Farmington, New Mexico. He also oversees the prison outreach team at PHC where he has 24 men trained up to enter
Matt Miranda - Houston SCN CEO of Red Cardinal Digital Marketing
Advisory Board Member -Texas Recovery-Oriented Housing Network (TROHN) Director
Professional Education Coordinator - Acadia Treatment Placement Specialist
Katy Chapter Leader - Owner of Martin Counseling
Leader of the Central Houston SCN Home Body Counseling, PLLC
Leader in Collin County - Acadia Healthcare
Leader of the Bay Area SCN
- Guadalupe SCN New Braunfels ER
San Antonio SCN Great Oaks Recovery Center
Leader of the Fort Worth SCN - ASIC Recovery Services
Tyler SCN - More Than Rehab -Admissions Specialist
Tulsa SCN Leader - Founder of Level Up Recovery- Author of Recovery in Jesus's Hands
Corpus Christi Coastal Bend SCN - Business Development at Shoreline Treatment Program
Leader in San Antonio - Starlite Recovery Center
San Marcos SCN - Evoke Wellness
Leader of Hill Country SCN - Mercy Gates Ministries
Leader and Founder of Tarrant County SCN
Leader of Dallas Chapter - Pastor at Prestoncrest Church of Christ
Founder of Tyler Chapter - UT Health Tyler
Chair of Hope Rising Conference Houston - 2018-2020