Journey Pastoral Care

Together for the whole Journey.

aka Journey Ministries   |   Elgin, TX   |  www.journeypastoral.org

Mission

Our mission is to enhance the wellbeing of our community, through the evangelizing of God's extravagant welcome to all people, regardless of who they are, who they love, or how they pray. We do this through authentic engagement, worship, and counseling with members of our community.

Ruling year info

2016

Director

Matthew Silker MDiv

Main address

1000 County Road 484

Elgin, TX 78621 USA

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EIN

46-4078560

NTEE code info

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (F12)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is an ancient model of emotional, social and spiritual support that can be found in all cultures and traditions. Pastoral care is non-religious, post-modern, recognizes different systems of belief, and supports individuals and groups by evaluating values and principles, morals and ethics, narrative and systemic beliefs.

Population(s) Served
Religious groups
LGBTQ people
Emergency responders
Veterans
Military personnel

Spiritual direction is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their personal spirituality. The person seeking direction shares stories of their encounters of the divine, or how they are cultivating a life attuned to spiritual things. The director listens and asks questions to assist the individual in their process of reflection and spiritual growth. Spiritual direction develops a deeper awareness with the spiritual aspect of being human, and it is neither psychotherapy nor counseling.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
LGBTQ people
Religious groups

In partnership with health care professionals, participants are encouraged to participate in activities and behavior changes that increase their physical and mental health through caring for the body and spirit.

Population(s) Served
Religious groups
LGBTQ people
Emergency responders
Military personnel
Veterans
Religious groups
LGBTQ people
Emergency responders
Military personnel
Veterans
Religious groups
LGBTQ people
Emergency responders
Military personnel
Veterans

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of organization members

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Explore faith together
We partner with those in the world who seek to explore the depths of faith with us. We do this through shared experiences (worship), community (online and in-person), and engaging discernment of super old texts in a modern context (life groups).

Be the Church for All
We welcome those who others will not, remembering that Jesus turned no one away. We do this by intentionally communicating God's inclusive nature and abounding Grace freely given to all.

Build our Community
We respond to the needs of our community, as God reveals them to us. We achieve this through active work in community and fellowship with others. We pay special attention to racial, social, and economic justice for all, as Jesus told us to do.

Live Christ-Centered Lives
We lead Christ-centered lives, that bring love where there is none, freedom where there is oppression, and relief where there is suffering. We hold eachother accountable as leaders, disciples of Christ, and humans in order to help God create The Kingdom here on earth.

Offering transformational and holistic healing experiences through innovative community and nature-based programs, Journeys strives to reconnect our members to the world around them, their communities, and their understanding of the Spirit.

Our programs enable communication, spiritual healing and growth amongst communities that are oppressed by trauma or social structures and constructs.

Progress is measured by the successful graduation of participants, and the continued development of new programs that strengthen the core mission of Journey.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Journey Pastoral Care

Board of directors
as of 07/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christopher Breen

Matthew Silker

Thea Leticia Racelis

Allison Alstrin

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Aaron Hagerman

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Shawn Feeney

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Heidi Carrington Heath

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Candise Paris Woods

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Jackie Geilfuss

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Jessica Geilfuss

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/1/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/01/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.