Written for all types of ministers, this new book describes Dr. Denise Massey's 6-step CARING process.

It will help you guide people to reach their goals and solve problems, while incorporating the spiritual elements of life.


Denise Massey

Dr. Denise Massey is the Associate Professor of Pastoral Care & Counseling at McAfee School of Theology.

She received her Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Care, a ThM in Pastoral Care, & a PhD in Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Care from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

At McAfee, Dr. Massey advises students who are interested in chaplaincy and pastoral counseling, & teaches courses in Spiritual Care, Dream Interpretation, Emotional Intelligence for Ministry & Leadership.

Dr. Massey is a Certified Supervisor with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, as well as a Life Coach and member of the International Coaching Federation.


Rev. Denise M. Massey, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling | Mercer School of Theology
Certified Educator with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education | Spiritual Director | Life Coach


“Denise has a way of gently nudging and encouraging your spiritual growth. Very warm, open and kind.

After working with her, I was no longer afraid to descend with people into their pain. I was willing and able to go there with people, and they were comfortable with me.

She was willing and able to step out of the way & allow God to do His work. (With Denise’s help) be prepared to go deeper into the Lord and the knowledge of yourself than you ever have.”

– Mark Perkins

“(Denise’s seminar) taught me so much. It taught me how to generate a ‘buy in’ with other groups, especially the younger generation, as well as create my OWN coaching model.

If someone had taught me coaching when I started, it would have made a huge difference.

What we’re looking for is transformation, and that’s what her teaching taught me.”

– Mark Boyd


 “One of Denise’s strengths is her coaching.

Her insight has stayed with me & my ability to hold pastoral conversations now is better than it’s ever been, all thanks to what she taught me.

Taking her class or reading her book will help you become a better YOU, which allows you to help other people do the same thing.”

– Thomas Slater

Previous Events

FEBRUARY 4-6, 2020

American Baptist Convention Annual Conference (Bethel, PA)

Presenter (two 2.25hr sessions).

“The Spirituality of Pastoral Conversations”
This presentation will feature the CARING model, described in the new book CARING: Six Steps to Effective Pastoral Conversations.”

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