Pastoral Care

Staying Connected while Staying at Home

Along with staying safe and healthy, clergy, staff, parish leaders, and volunteers are reaching out with our church family to check in and stay connected. Meanwhile, please contact us if you or anyone you know is in need. We'd also love to hear from you if you want to help with meeting some of those needs.


Robin Puryear, Pastoral Care Coordinator


To arrange for any of the visits listed below, or to learn more, please contact Robin Puryear, Pastoral Care Coordinator | 615-385-2150 x 247 or

Pastoral Care Contacts

We love to care for our parishioners. Do you know of anyone, homebound or otherwise, in need of a pastoral contact? We don’t want to miss anyone.

Hospital Visits

An important part of the church’s role in the community is to provide care in times of need. Our clergy visit local hospitals to visit church members in need of prayer, anointing, or a visit. We are currently following all recommendations for social distancing, as well as particular hospital guidelines.

Pastoral Counsel

St. George’s clergy are available to speak with you personally to provide pastoral support and encouragement.  Please contact any of our clergy directly to schedule an appointment.

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 or 615-482-4559, or through the Redbird website.

Healing Ministry

God heals. We trust that God yearns for all of us to pray for and experience healing – physical, emotional, relational, spiritual. And we give thanks to God when people do experience healing. It’s not every time we pray, and it’s not always in the ways that we expect. But week after week as we pray together, God comes with healing, freedom, joy, and peace. Week after week, God is healing people we love here at St. George’s.

Questions? Contact Robin Puryear, Pastoral Care Coordinator | 615-385-2150 x 247 or

Intercessory Prayer

The Intercessory Prayer Group meets online for  Bible study to learn about prayer and how to pray faithfully for different circumstances in life with the goal of improving or changing them for the better. And of course we pray for ourselves, our families, the church, the community, the nation, and special needs in the world.

Join us each Thursday at 5:00pm via Zoom.

Passcode needed: 373567

Participate on Zoom

Questions? Contact the Ven. Martin Odidi | 615-385-2150 x 217 or

Pastoral Care Support Ministries  

The following ministries are provided by church volunteers and are open to anyone at St. George’s who may have a need. Please contact the person listed with each ministry below to learn more.

Inreach Shepherds

The Shepherds are a volunteer team ready to answer short term needs of St. George’s parishioners—from rides to the doctor or church, to errands, to small household tasks. They "reach in" to smooth out temporary rough spots in times of need.

Questions? Contact Robin Puryear, Pastoral Care Coordinator | 615-385-2150 x 247 or

Caring Connections

We care for and connect with those in our parish family who are unable to be with us for worship and other weekly activities. Connecting could be as simple as a visit, a phone call, or a card each month.

Questions? Contact Karen Lackey, Coordinator | 615-352-6263 or

Chefs on Call

This group prepares a choice of casseroles that are frozen for the urgent or chronic needs of our church family and friends. A casserole may be picked up at any time in the church kitchen.

Questions? Contact Sally Miller, Coordinator |

Flower Ministry

Volunteers deliver special flowers to stay-at-home parishioners before Christmas.

Questions? Contact Robin Puryear, Pastoral Care Coordinator | 615-385-2150 x 247 or

Littlest Angels

Volunteers provide a delivered meal for church members with new babies soon after the birth of a child.

Questions? Contact Amy Greathouse, Coordinator | or Stephanie Gillmor, Coordinator |

Phoebe’s Meals

Based on Romans 16:12, this ministry arranges up to 6 meals for parishioners who, for whatever reason, would be blessed by a hot meal delivered to their home.

Questions? Contact Kate Meriwether, Coordinator |


Do you or a family member need legal, financial, real estate, or other business support? St. George’s ROGUES (Retired Old Guys Unpaid Executive Services) can help guide you! This group of retirees brings together a variety of skills and expertise for sharing.  For more information, contact the Rev. Richard Kew and the rest of the team at