New Partnership with Rev. Billy Cerveny

There has been much conversation in our congregation over recent months concerning the myriad emotional and spiritual issues affecting our members and our community. We are pleased to share that St. George’s has entered into a formal partnership with Rev. Billy Cerveny, who will offer professional pastoral counsel as an important dimension of our overall pastoral care ministries.

 

For Inquiries & Appointments

To schedule an appointment with Billy, please feel free to contact him directly at info@redbirdnashville.com or 615-482-4559, or through the Redbird website.

For additional information, you may also contact Susalee Spruill, Pastoral Care Coordinator at 615-385-2150 x 247 or susalee.spruill@stgeorgesnashville.org.

 

From the Rector

I am very pleased to share that St. George's has entered into a formal partnership with a professional specializing in pastoral counsel. There has been much conversation in our congregation over recent months concerning the myriad emotional and spiritual issues affecting our members and our community, particularly around marital problems, professional stress, emotional depression, and sexual brokenness. I have been keen to explore ways that members of St. George's could have clear but discreet access to a professional Christian offering pastoral counsel as an important dimension of our overall pastoral care ministries.

Beginning this month, parishioners will have access to subsidized pastoral care sessions with Billy Cerveny, founder and Executive Director of Redbird, a pastoral ministry that serves through chaplaincy, pastoral counsel, and preaching. Through a cost-sharing agreement with St. George's, Billy will be able to offer his ministry for approximately 6-8 hours per week for our parish and will also be available for church retreats, teachings, and staff support.

Billy grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, before attending Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (PCA) and prior to launching Redbird he was a pastor at Midtown Fellowship's downtown campus in Nashville. Billy is also the chaplain for Nashville SC, our city's professional soccer team. Before becoming a pastor, he worked as a singer-songwriter and released three studio albums. He is a very gifted musician! I should also note that Susalee and I became friends with Billy's parents while we lived in Jacksonville. Billy's father, the Rt. Rev. Frank Cerveny, is retired bishop of the Diocese of Florida. Billy is married to Charla, and they have three children, Emmy, Wiley and Scout.

The Rev. Dr. Leigh Spruill

Rector