Our Vision

Are you a struggling pastor? We can help.

Our vision is to work closely and confidentially with shepherds and their families in a safe, loving place where they can heal and grow. Our aim is to help them increase in maturity and wisdom, empowering them to pass that on in their ministries. It’s real help for pastors from pastors.

What We Offer

Welcome to Tending Shepherds, where we tend to you as you tend to your flock. We are glad that you found us, and we are excited at the prospect of working with you. We have over three decades of experience in coaching and walking the spiritual journey with pastoral leaders. We encourage you to share your struggles in an atmosphere of love, expertise, understanding and confidentiality. We also challenge you with the goal to recover, heal, and be strengthened. Every encounter is designed to seek the rest, wisdom, and will of God together.



Pastoral leaders need safe places to openly share their hearts. Weekly one-on-one or group meetings are designed to help pastors and their spouses grow, overcome areas of sin, and form maturity for themselves and their ministries. Spiritual direction is also offered.


Getting away can provide rest and a new perspective. Retreats can provide a new view of the landscape of issues, whether for individual pastors or for leadership teams. Retreats can range from day long to week long retreats.

Crisis Intervention

Sometimes pastoral leaders need immediate help with complex issues or crises—whether marital or moral issues, financial problems, or personal conflicts. We offer an opportunity to get away in a retreat-type setting to process issues and receive godly counsel.

Spiritual Formation Models

Bringing spiritual formation to an entire church takes skill and experience. We’ve developed a model that is time tested and effective for bringing a church into spiritual maturity. We would welcome the opportunity to assess and develop the right spiritual formation model for your church body.

Tending Shepherds Directors

In 2022, Pastor Dan retired from Messiah Christian Church, a church he and Rosemary planted under the Grace Ministries International umbrella in 1988. Pastor Dan has his DMin and three master’s degrees in theology, education and counseling. Rosemary practiced law for over 25 years, specializing in complex transactions. She too retired from Messiah in 2022, after spending 13 years on staff as the director of Outreach and Discipleship. She has her master’s degree in Discipleship, is a certified Spiritual Director, and is currently pursuing her DMin.


After over 34 years in pastoral ministry, they understand the stressors and complex problems facing ministry leaders, especially pastors and their spouses. Dan and Rosemary have two adult children and enjoy hosting folks around their dining room table, taking long walks and caring for anyone in need.


Our vision is to make services to pastors more visible and accessible. Therefore, we offer services free of charge to those who cannot pay. Many recipients benefit from someone else’s generosity. Would you prayerfully consider partnering with us? Your gifts allow us to generously give ourselves to serve the Lord’s servants.


Tending Shepherds is a ministry of Grace Ministries International, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Checks should be made payable to Grace Ministries International or you may donate online here. Please mark your donation for Tending Shepherds on your check or in the online payment system.

Contact Us

Got questions? Contact us here, and the GMI office will forward your inquiry to us. Be sure to mention that you’re asking about Tending Shepherds.


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“I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.


—Jeremiah 23:3–4