Counsel & Care

Counsel & Care services offered at Desert Springs Church

We live in a fallen world filled with suffering and sin. While struggle and brokenness are common to everyone, there is uniqueness in how we experience these things. We’re never promised a life without trouble, but we’re promised a protector and provider who will never forsake us (Psalm 34:19). This promise is the essence of the Counsel & Care services offered at Desert Springs Church.

Whether it’s a personal tragedy, conflict in marriage, an issue of anger or anxiety, or simply a need to talk to someone about your questions about God, we desire to help you experience hope and freedom in Christ.


Our Counselors, headed by Martin Bonafede, M.A, Ed.Sp., PPSC,  offer a listening ear, sound practical guidance and a spiritually-based relationship of trust and support to individuals, couples and families in our congregation & community.

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In Times of Loss

GriefShare is an encouraging and healing group ministry. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, you will be blessed by a friendly, caring group who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences… don’t go through it alone.

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Marriage Counseling

With great care and confidentiality, Keith and Barbara Knopes are helping couples to strengthen, restore or deepen their relationship. They offer a variety of personal services that include prayer, consultation, private sessions, small groups and workshops. 

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Does someone you know require a hospital visit, struggling with a life situation, have physical needs, transportation, or just need someone to talk to? Pastor Jim Zeilenga heads a group of care ministry volunteers that will help tend to your needs. 

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Contact a Pastor or Counselor

Our team at Desert Springs is here to serve you. To schedule an appointment with one of our pastors or counselors, simply complete to contact form.

When you complete the form, please be specific about your needs:

  • Need a spiritual friend or mentor?
  • Want counseling or spiritual guidance?
  • Do you need a hospital visit or help planning a Celebration of Life?

It’s important that we know the nature of your request so that we can connect you with the appropriate member of our staff.

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