There are times when every one of us experiences challenging circumstances, losses, relational pain and difficult transitions in our lives. 

God never intended that we go through these experiences alone. The Care Network provides a variety of resources, trained volunteers and referrals to professional counselors who can help you move forward. Simply call our direct and confidential line listed below. I’d love to set up a time to get together and talk.

Kammi McGinty, Care Network Leader

443.837.3718 (confidential direct line)

Care Coaches

We are maturing followers of Jesus who are compelled by God’s work in us to walk alongside hurting people as they discover the joy of a deepening relationship with the Lord. The primary role of Care Coaches is to guide and help individuals discover Christ-centered answers to a wide range of personal, relational, financial and or other challenges.

*Care Coaches receive training through Lay Counselor Institute ( and ongoing monthly supervision by a licensed clinical therapist.

*Care Coaches are not state-certified licensed, professional counselors; they are not psychotherapists, psychologists or psychiatrists. 

For more information email

"I began counseling with the Care Network at Bay Area shortly after my son was born. Amid a pandemic, I was a registered nurse home on maternity leave navigating motherhood with a toddler and newborn. Like many, I found myself in a state of uncertainty accompanied with anxiety and fear. Through counseling with the Care Network, I was able to obtain an outsider’s perspective, one that provide guidance and grace. Care Network came at a pivotal time in my life, altering my course of motherhood in a positive light. I am forever grateful for the blessing it provided for myself and my family."

Support Groups

Leaders: Carol Stoolmiller

Being a Caregiver can mean many things, from caring for the very young to providing adult services and taking care of aging adults. The needs can vary involving medical, physical and/or emotional care. To be most effective in providing care, Caregivers need support, encouragement, practical advice and helpful resources that will equip them to better take care of themselves and their loved ones. Our monthly Caregivers’ Support Group aims to provide a safe place to engage with other caregivers, obtain new resources, share challenges, joys and to be encouraged! Our Caregivers’ Support Group begins their monthly meetings starting September 25. This meeting is by Zoom Call. In order to receive the call link please register here.

For more information please contact Kammi at

Lead Facilitator: Melody Hinkle

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. DivorceCare groups are Christ-centered weekly gatherings that can help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. DivorceCare is facilitated by trained individuals who have experienced separation and divorce and participated in a DivorceCare Support Group. DivorceCare groups meet weekly for thirteen weeks to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Registration is $20.

Register for a support group or email for upcoming support group dates.

Lead Facilitator: Ed Plamondon

Most churches do a wonderful job of caring for grieving people in the immediate days surrounding a death and funeral. However often times more help is needed. GriefShare Support Groups are a supportive, Christ-centered gathering for people desiring to heal and move forward through the loss of a loved one. These thirteen-week support groups are lay-led by trained individuals who have often received the benefits and encouragement of participating in a GriefShare group before. Registration is $15.

Register for a support group or email for upcoming support group dates.

Benevolence Ministry

Deacon Chair: Hank Blaney

The Benevolence Ministry is designed to help those within our church body during a time of significant need or crisis. At Bay Area, our Deacons have the responsibility of overseeing and conducting the Benevolence Ministry under the supervision of the elders. Following the biblical principles laid out in the Bible, the diaconate provides care and in some cases short term financial assistance for individuals, primarily within the body, who are needy, poor, sick or suffering.

For more information, email

Financial Coaching Ministry

Leader: Neal Schaefer

The purpose of the financial coaching ministry is to help individuals and families become more godly managers of the resources that God has entrusted to them. We provide one-on-one counseling at no cost to Ministry Partners who feel they would benefit from an objective review of their finances from a Biblical perspective. Services are usually coordinated through the deacons and/or Care Network. We also host classes on Biblical financial management that are offered by ministries such as Financial Peace University, Crown and Good Sense.

For more information email

Meal Train Ministry

The Meal Train Ministry is a new initiative of the Care Network to provide relief from meal preparation after coming home with a new baby, recovering from a medical procedure, caring for a loved one, or other unforeseen circumstances. If you or someone you know would like to request a meal train, please fill out a form HERE and one of our coordinators will contact you.

If you would like to serve in providing meals, please sign up HERE.

If you have any questions, please email Samantha Walukonis at or Rosemary Warren at
Praise be to the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5