Patrick & Mindy Crowder serve as our lead pastor care therapists.
Combined, they have 80 years of vocational pastoral ministry experience, including planting churches, which has fueled their love for pastoring and for pastors.
They have served as full-time pastor care specialists since 2015, initially caring for about 250 pastors and church planters in the Southwest with both proactive and crisis care. Their ministry grew into extending care more broadly to leaders throughout the US and abroad which landed them at Marble in 2021.
They offer clinically informed faith-based counseling and care to pastors and Christian leaders, having provided counseling and coaching to hundreds of ministry leaders and couples.
Their newly formed non-profit: Healthy Pastors and Leaders, Inc. healthypastors.net to envisions developing an extension of proactive care to pastors and leaders building upon the lessons learned from the 1000s of hours sitting with leaders in crisis.
Patrick: B.B.A. Angelo State University; M.Div. and M.A. Journalism from Regent University, D.Min. Pastor Care, A.B.D. at Lincoln Christian University. Full-time ministry for over 40 years. He has designed and taught spiritual formation, pastoral counseling, and other ministry and Bible related college courses for many years. His life calling in every role has been to be “a Barnabas to leaders.”
Mindy: B.A. Texas Tech University, M.A. Counseling, Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine. Over 40 years of pastoral ministry experience in numerous roles. As a pastor, life-coach, therapist, and mentor, Mindy comes alongside individuals to help them find direction for a healthier soul, deeper relationships, and empowerment to be their true selves. Her focus is to give pastors and leaders a safe place to authentically unpack the mess that is ministry.
They have seven children between them and enjoy their fourteen grandchildren.