Let Us Journey With You
Life can be difficult to navigate, but at Pathfinder Church we want you to know you don’t have to do it alone.
No matter where you are on your path, let us journey with you!
Rev. Roger Altenberger serves as our visitation pastor.
If you, a friend, or a family member are ever in the hospital or sick and in need of prayer or spiritual encouragement – Pastor Roger would love to visit with you.
Please contact Janice at [email protected] to set up a time to connect.
Do you or someone you know need companionship? We have a team of volunteers who provide caring companionship for those who are homebound, in senior living or other care centers, or isolated and lonely. We refer to this team as LaVisTe (Lay Visitation Team). We are happy to match a LaVisTe volunteer with you or your loved one to make regular calls and/or visits once or twice per month. For more information or to request a visitor, please contact Janice at 636-779-2348 or [email protected].
Care & Support Groups
PAL Support Group
PAL (Parents of Addicted Loved‐ones) is a support group of parents helping parents. Meeting every week to offer education and support for parents who are dealing with a child battling addiction. PAL can also be beneficial for spouses who have a partner with addiction issues. PAL is especially helpful for parents and spouses; however, all other sober family members and friends (18 or older) are welcome at our meetings. You will have an opportunity to give support and receive support from others facing the same challenges.
PAL will meet on Tuesdays at 6:30pm beginning February 7, 2023. For more information contact Janice at [email protected].
Our group has reached capacity this season. Use the link below to find a group at a different location.
DivorceCare’s life-changing support groups welcome people and guide them on the path of recovery after separation or divorce. Over 1 million people have found comfort and hope through this 13-week, video-based series. DivorceCare is a weekly support group and seminar conducted by people who understand what you are experiencing. You’ll learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.
Pathfinder is a meeting host site during the Fall. DivorceCare will resume in Fall 2023. To find another DivorceCare group that meets during different times of the year, please visit: www.divorcecare.org/findagroup
GriefShare Support Group
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you as you journey through grief.
Each week, you will see a video from experts in the field. You will gain valuable resources to help you recover from your loss and enable you to move forward in life. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
GriefShare will meet on Mondays at 6:30pm beginning January 30, 2023. For more information contact Janice at [email protected].
Since cancer treatment tends to deplete cancer patients physically, the burden of pushing back fear and despair can feel insurmountable. Christian cancer tools and connections provide cancer patients with a lifeline, dramatically decreasing their anxiety. Cancer Companions are trained volunteers who support people in treatment for cancer, post-treatment, or the families or caregivers of those with cancer in one-on-one sessions or a group.
Cancer Companions will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30pm. To learn more visit: www.cancercompanion.org/pathfinder
Pastoral Care & Counseling
Do you need to talk? The staff members at Pathfinder are available to talk with you when you need them. Whether you need spiritual guidance, referrals to Christian counselors, have an emergency or would like to request a hospital visit, we’re here for you.
Spiritual Guidance and Direction
Spiritual guidance to get past the difficulties of life is available to members of the community. For more information, email Doug Mauss at [email protected].
For pastoral emergencies or after hours, call 314-223-4477.
Hospital Visitations & Shut-Ins
For hospital visitation and shut-in calls, contact Janice Schultz at 636-779-2348.
For referral to Licensed Christian Counselors in the area, email Doug Mauss at [email protected].
This premarital mentoring program helps engaged couples prepare for the next step in their relationship. Each couple is paired with a sponsor couple who will support, pray and mentor them through the curriculum. After the initial session, each couple will meet with their sponsor couples for ten additional sessions, according to their own schedules, concluding with a final session with the pastor who will be performing the wedding ceremony. Cost is $50. For more information, please contact Janice at [email protected] or call her at 636-779-2348.
Pursue a Whole Life at Pathfinder Church
The church was founded in 1851. Over the years, we’ve discovered timeless truths that help people experience wholeness.
First, Jesus restored our relationship with God the Father. His life, death, and resurrection reclaimed us for eternity.
Second, eternity has already begun. Throughout Jesus’ life and ministry, he continued to point people to a better way of life. He not only addressed our salvation, but he spoke into our relationships, mental health, physicality, finances, and more. He taught us that right now – TODAY – there is more to this life. He showed us what Whole Life looks like.
We are imperfect people, but we want to follow Jesus because we know his way is better.
Together, we can pursue a Whole Life.