Membership is open to anyone who identifies as a Friend or with Friends and is called to ministry in an area of
pastoral care or counseling. We define "pastoral care" broadly and include professions such as chaplaincy, as well as alternative healing ministries and Meetings on Ministry &
"Counseling" may include pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, other mental health professionals, spiritual directors, and those offering growth and healing opportunities for couples, meetings, groups, families, or individuals. In addition, some healthcare professionals (e.g., hospice doctors and nurses) may have significant pastoral care components in their work with patients.
In other words, if you want to belong, you can.
Benefits of Membership:
Members receive notification of our annual conference with its opportunities to participate in a loving community, build friendships with professionals who share our values, and attend stimulating and refreshing presentations.
In the future, we hope to be able to develop a directory of members to help Quakers across the country connect with Friends who offer psychotherapy, spiritual direction, retreat leadership, alternative healing modalities and so on. Please stay posted.
Annual memberships may be paid in conjunction with Conference registration, or you may join/renew your membership
Receiving your dues provides us with needed funds to manage our website and conference registration service, cover our few expenses, and make deposits for conference accommodations.
If you'd like to join now, please send your check (made out to ESR with QPCC on the note line) to: Yoshiya Togami, 1408 Mount Rainier Drive, Lexington, KY 40517. You can also email Yoshiya at RegistrarQPCC@gmail.com.