"He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters." Psalm 23:2

Diocese of Boise Mental Health Ministry Team:

We have all experienced the mental stress and anxiety the last couple of years have brought to our world and our parish communities.

In response to a growing ministry need, the Diocese of Boise has formed a diocesan mental health ministry team that is exploring ways it can assist our parishes in helping with this crucial area of pastoral care.

This ministry team is composed of these ministry leaders:

Father Caleb Vogel,

Vicar General of the Diocese of Boise


Jay Wonacott,

Director of Marriage and Family Life


Deacon Sal Carranza,

Director of Youth and Young Adult Evangelization


Jackie Hopper,

Director of Religious Education and Catechetical Leadership


Margaret Hampton,

Coordinator of Development


Doug Alles,

Executive Director Catholic Charities of Idaho

Jodi Goettemoeller, LCPC

Clinical Counselor, Catholic Charities of Idaho

 

Matt Peck, LPC, MSMFT

Counselor, Cornerstone Psychological Associates

Counseling Educator, Boise State University

Cari Moodie, BSN, RN

Coordinator, Faith Community Nursing

Saint Alphonsus Health System (Idaho-Oregon)

The team recently joined the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers. This organization has granted the Diocese of Boise a small grant in order to more actively address and grow awareness, acceptance and accompaniment in the areas of mental health and illness.

To learn more, click here:  https://catholicmhm.org/index

Our goal is to assist our pastors and pastoral teams on strengthening your own mental health and that of your parish community.

What are our goals?

  • Offer educational, formation and spiritual support to parishes who wish to raise awareness, increase acceptance and offer accompaniment to those experiencing mental illness

  • Survey pastors and parishes on mental health ministry needs

  • Offer regional formation days for pastors and parish leadership formation

  • Encourage and empower parishes to form mental health ministry teams

  • Create online resources and referrals for Catholics and parish ministries

  • Encourage membership in a local Idaho Chapter of the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers

 

Idaho Chapter of the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers.

We encourage you to go to this website and join the National Association and become a member of the National Association and of our newly-formed Idaho Chapter of the Association.

Click here to join: https://catholicmhm.org/become-a-member

 

 

 

Resources:

Below are some key resources to get you started:

 

National Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers

https://catholicmhm.org/

 

Catholic Charities of Idaho

https://www.ccidaho.org/

 

NAMI Idaho

https://namiidaho.org/

 

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

https://www.idahosuicideprevention.org/