CareGivers Forum Resource Directory

Since 1989 the CareGivers Forum conference has brought together over 150 different ministries caring for pastors and their families. They represent many levels of resources for the pastor, pastoral family, church leaders and missionaries. This resource directory primarily lists ministries currently active in the network (attending the Forum in the last ten years) who meet basic criteria and have requested to be listed.  (Forum attenders: find criteria here

If you are looking for help: Depending on your background and experience, you may feel more comfortable with some organizations than with others. We suggest you visit their web site and contact them directly to obtain other information that will help you in choosing the resources that are right for you. (See disclaimer below.)


The Lodge - an outreach of Life Action Ministries
This beautiful, serene setting on the St. Joseph river in southwest Michigan provides a place for pastors and their wives to take a break from the demands of ministry and find physical rest and spiritual renewal. The retreat schedule is a combination of small group gatherings (up to 8 couples) and several hours of personal time each day. The small group sessions are facilitated by a "pastors' pastor," a seasoned veteran of full-time Christian service who has a heart for ministers' unique struggles.
General Manager: Jeff Garr
P.O. Box 31
Web address:
  • Rest and Renewal Retreats

Disclaimer -- This Directory is provided by CareGivers Forum and is intended for use by caregiver ministries and members of the clergy and their families. All information contained in this Directory is provided by the respective organization. CareGivers Forum is not a membership organization and makes no representations, recommendations, or endorsements, and none should be inferred, regarding any such organization. We accept no responsibility for any errors, omissions, or misrepresentations contained in this Directory. CareGivers Forum hereby expressly disclaims any liability arising from any reader's involvement with or patronage of any organization listed in the Directory.