Clergy Care

Crossroads District Clergy Care Team


Purpose:  To provide spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical care, as well as resources for such, to and for the Pastors of the Crossroads District of the Rio Texas Conference of the UMC; to be encouragers to Pastors.

Mission:  To enable the Pastors of our District to be able to provide effective and meaningful pastoral ministry to the people of the District, while staying healthy in all areas of their own lives and the lives of their families.


Spring Resources:


A time for all clergy to gather for meaningful worship, fun activities, and time to just "be" in fellowship during this season of ministry.

For registration, schedule, nearby hotel info, and more:

How to access free EAP (Employee Assistance Program) benefits for clergy:

click to download PDF step by step instructions to access EAP benefits


"Elijah’s Tree is a retreat ministry meant for those in ministry. If you, or someone you know, is in ministry and facing stress or burnout, we can provide a customized retreat for you. On retreat, you will Renew your connection with God. Then you will be Restored by Him. Finally you can Return to your calling."


Wespath's resources:


Clergy Wellness Program
"The purpose of the Rio Texas Conference Clergy Wellness Program is to offer opportunities for clergy to improve their health in a holistic way, to support them in serving as strong leaders for our congregations and ministries. We are very grateful for the generous support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries toward this end. ... "

Spiritual, Physical, Mental/ Emotional resources


   If you have resources that may help your fellow pastors that you want to share, please let us know or email them to the District Office to send to us.  We will rotate the resources displayed.  

Crossroads District Clergy Care Team

  • Christline Bistline 
  • Mark Brechin
  • Cathe Evins 
  • Andy Smith 
  • Carl Westbrook
  • Kelli Williamson
  • Zettie Woodson