Barrett & Priscilla Hand

Priscilla Hand has been active in the counseling ministry for 20 years.  She is a Christian Counselor with a passion and calling to serve the broken hearted, the grieving, the burdened and those experiencing a crisis in their relationships.  Her passion is born out of a desire to serve the Lord because of the mercy and grace He has extended to her and her family. She recognizes God as the source of comfort, real peace, and healer of our soul.  She knows from personal experience in her own life, and in the lives of those she serves, that the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Ps 34:18)

Priscilla started counseling with her husband as a ministry to their church.  As lay counselors, they provided pre-marriage and marriage crisis counseling. Individual and group counseling grew as a by product of teaching Sunday School, Women’s groups and preparing young girls for life.  Her passion deepened as she served several years in a pregnancy counseling ministry where she saw the emotional and relational trauma that accompany young ladies who are pregnant with limited resources for support.

Priscilla’s heart to serve others in counseling grew.  Her desire to be a responsible steward of the Lord’s calling led her to pursue formal education in Biblical Studies and Counseling.   Priscilla earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, a Master’s in Theology and a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselers (AACC) and has advanced training in the areas of grief; crisis and trauma; and suicide.

Priscilla chose to focus her counseling as a Bible-based, Christian Worldview ministry because she knows that it is God who heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3).  She is reliant upon the Word of God as the source of truth and the ministry of the Holy Spirit to provide wisdom, illuminate truth, reveal the source of our hurts, and comfort us in our grief.  She knows that only God can penetrate the deep recesses of our heart and mind to bring healing and wholeness.

Priscilla is a wife of 34 years, a mother of three children and a grandmother of seven.  Today, she serves in Counseling primarily as a ministry of her Church but also serves in various Christian ministries and in the community in which she resides.  Her ministry has expanded to include family and group counseling, life coaching for Seniors along with end of life ministry and support.