"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
Director of Marriage and Family Life
Deacon Sal Carranza,
Director of Youth and Young Adult Evangelization
Director of Religious Education and Catechetical Leadership
Coordinator of Development
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
Below are some key resources to get you started:
National Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers
Catholic Charities of Idaho
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline