Care & Support

Life is unpredictable.

God’s design for His people—the church—is that we stand together with one another to provide hope and healing in all seasons of life. This is the heart of Care Ministries at PCC. If you currently are faced with circumstances that are challenging or unexpected, there are places at Pathway where you can receive the support you need, including:

Upcoming Events

Sat 13

Food Pantry

July 13 - July 14
Sun 14

Sunday Prayer Gatherings

July 14 @ 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

meet the team

Aaron Gerhardstein

Care Ministry Coordinator

Lara Welch

Director of Care Ministry

Sam Essig

Care Ministry Coordinator

Find Hope & Healing


How can we pray for you? Click HERE to share your prayer request with us, or email
Please note: your request will be shared with our staff, elders, and prayer team
unless you request it to be confidential.

Staff on Call

To speak with a pastor or a staff member, please call our office at 260.469.4444.

Monday thru Thursday
8:30AM – 4:30PM

8:30AM – 2PM

In the event of a medical emergency, a death in the family, or other immediate crisis, the staff on call can be reached after hours when you call our office (260.469.4444) and leave a message.

Suicide, Crisis, & Mental Health Emergency Lifeline

Call 988

If you or a loved one are experiencing a suicidal crisis or deep emotional distress, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now available by calling a simple three-digit number. Call 988 for thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other emotional distress.

Counseling Referrals

If you need a referral for counseling, contact us at the church office at 469.4444, or email our Care Team at

Talk to a Pastor

Our Marriage and Parenting Pastor, Gordon Knapp, is available by appointment to speak with you regarding circumstances in your marriage or family. Email Katie Brown at to schedule an appointment.

Support Groups

Hope and healing in community with others


Our Care Team is here to offer support, comfort, and assistance when you are faced with loss. It is our privilege to walk beside you and assist you in making plans to honor, remember, and celebrate the life of your loved one. Pathway offers pastors who can help you plan your loved one’s memorial or funeral, and who can perform the service (either at Pathway or at another area location). To begin the process of planning a funeral or memorial service, contact our Care Team at, or call our office at 260.469.4444.

Food Pantry

Pathway operates a year-round food pantry that provides food, cleaning supplies, and toiletry items to those in need. We serve PCC families and those within our community who are faced with unexpected or challenging circumstances. Your donations stock the PCC Food Pantry shelves, then travel to the tables of our friends and neighbors.

To request assistance, fill out our form HERE. Alternatively, you may pick up a form at our office location: 1206 E. Dupont Road.

Want to donate to Pathway’s Food Pantry? View the current list of most-needed items and drop-off instructions HERE.

Interested in serving the PCC Food Pantry? Find out more HERE.

Home Repairs

Pathway’s Helping Hands ministry serves people in our church who are not able to complete projects and maintenance in their homes. This includes those who are elderly, widowed, disabled, or single moms. If you are in need of help around your house, please fill out our form HERE.

If you’re handy and you’d like to serve, click HERE.

Financial Assistance

We recognize that individuals can face unique and unforeseen circumstances that impact their financial position. If you are in financial need, email, or call 260.469.4444. Forms are also available at our office: 1206 E. Dupont Rd. Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825

You must have attended Pathway for a minimum of six months to receive any form of financial assistance.

Connect with US

Find some ways you can connect with Care Ministries

Serving Opportunities

Visitation Team

Visit and pray for those who are in the hospital, in assisted living, or are homebound.

Food Pantry Team

This team assembles items from PCC’s food pantry to fill grocery-orders for individuals and families in need.

Meals Ministry

Help make/deliver food to families within PCC in times of hospitalization, illness, or bereavement.

Support Group Facilitator

Help lead/facilitate or assist in leading one of our support groups. Training is provided!

Prayer Team

A group of Christ-followers who actively pray for needs at Pathway and champion events and resources that lead us to be a praying church.

Funeral Team

Provide grieving families with comfort and care through tangible acts of service.

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