Greetings, my name is Mark Goins. I have spent my adult life serving and caring for others.  My work as a pastor, counselor, mentor and adviser has uniquely equipped me to help others in different stations and through challenges of their life.  Much of my early experience has been working with troubled youth, families in crisis, and pastoral care. I have worked in churches, camps, retreats, a residential treatment facility, and Christian schools.

In my latter years my focus has been in pre-marital counseling, pastoral counseling, marriage counseling, family counseling, discipleship and mentoring of men.  I have also taught and lectured in many different environments.

A further expression of my work is I have coached track, cross country, soccer, and baseball successfully for over 10 years.  Married for over 15 years and with 5 children I understand the rhythms,  complexities, and demands of family life.

I finished my course in spiritual direction in May of 2013 which included books on spiritual direction, papers, directing and being directed, and class conversations and lectures.

I look forward to meeting you,


Mark Goins

Spiritual Director and Soulgardener

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