Counseling & Support
At Fellowship, we believe the primary place to receive care and to grow is in the context of community and often within a community group. However, some issues require a different level of care or equipping for us in our spiritual journey. For those times of life, we offer a variety of classes, workshops, groups, and counseling resources that help facilitate healing, growth and recovery.
The Counseling Center
We have a team of professional counselors who provide assessments and short-term counseling. For longer term help, our counselors will assist you in finding a professional care provider.
Due to the size of Fellowship and the volume of needs within three campuses, our pastoral and counseling teams are only available to Fellowship members, those currently in Support Groups, or those in the process of membership.
Our counseling offices are located at the Brentwood campus.
Maridus Kinder, LMFT, M.Div.
Pastor of Counseling
Born in Nebraska (1955); married Connie (1978); became part of the Fellowship staff (July 2000); and currently serve on the elder board and as pastor of counseling. Prior to moving to Franklin, we lived in Oregon where I pastored on a team at a large local church (six years), did a stint in corporate management (nine years), and brokered insurance and investments (three years). I also served in the Marine Corps (four years).
My passion is growing to become more like Jesus in truth and relationships and helping others experience transforming life in Him and in their relationships. I enjoy…spending time with friends, reading, Nordic-walking, driving a variety of motorized vehicles, dogs and Husker football (it’s a Nebraska thing). As for Connie, she is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Franklin, and also serves as the clinical director of a local non-profit counseling center. She finds life spending time in the Word, learning, and close friendships. She enjoys art, music, gardening, travel, horses and dogs, and Nordic-walking. We both have a heart for missions and discipleship, and share a passion to grow in our maturity in Christ, in our marriage and in other relationships.
Certification: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #792.
Training and Credentials: Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (2008); Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (2010); EMDR Level II (2013); Master of Divinity (1994).