We’re glad you’re here! This site is intended for you – a faith leader, an interested layperson, or a mental health professional seeking to engage with the faith community.

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Your support enables us to continue our work with the faith community raising awareness about mental health, and developing groups that support people living with mental illness, their friends and families.

The Companionship Movement

Pathways to Promise and the Mental Health Chaplaincy are partners in fostering the expansion of The Companionship Movement, a ministry of presence.

Over 30 Years of Service

We would love to hear your stories about how Pathways to Promise made a difference in mental health awareness in your faith community. 

Engage, Learn, & Network Webinars

If you’ve missed the any of Pathways to Promise’s educational webinars…
Watch them here!

Mental Health Ministries

Mental Health Ministries has become a program of Pathways to Promise!

Are you or someone you know in crisis?

You are not alone! Help is available. 

A Taste of Companionship


                                                  Rev. Jermine D. Alberty, M. Div. 

                                                           Executive Director 


 Deacon Tom Lambert

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

 The Lifetime Achievement Award is for individuals with at least 10-20 years of documented accomplishments in one of the fields of mental health, developmental disabilities, and       substance use disorders who have had a significant impact on a large number                                       of individuals or organizations.

    Rev. Dr. Willard Ashley Sr.

2020 Mental Health Champion Award

The Mental Health Champion Award is for individuals who have made a significant contribution in one of the areas of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders.

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and the H.E. Butt Foundation published Bringing Faith and Mental Health Together: An Inventory of Faith and Mental Health Initiatives in San Antonio and Nationally. Pathways to Promise and its programs were featured as a nationally selected example of best practices!

Fresh Hope for Mental Health Podcast

In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Pathway's own Rev. Jermine Alberty joined Pastor Brad Hoefs on Fresh Hope for Mental Health's weekly podcast to discuss how having faith in God helps people on their journey to recovery from the challenges of mental illness,...

Black, Hispanic children, youth rarely get help for mental health problems

Black, Hispanic children, youth rarely get help for mental health problems Minorities' psychiatric, behavioral problems often result in school punishment or incarceration, but rarely mental health care, according to nationwide study Black children and young adults are...

Engage, Learn, and Network Leadership Forum Emotional CPR Webinar

Pathways to Promise is excited to have board member Rev. Barbara F. Meyers present at our bi-monthly leadership forum Engage, Learn, and Network Leadership Forum call on October 11th starting with the webinar from 10:30 – 11:00 am CT.  Rev. Meyers will be providing...

Diversity & Inclusion in Faith Communities

Is there a need to consider diversity and inclusion strategies in the faith community? Diversity and inclusion has increasingly become a focal point for businesses, educational institutions and service organizations.  It represents the various combinations of human...

Faith.Hope.Life Campaign: At the Intersection of Faith, Mental Health, and Suicide.

  As the number of churches providing a mental health focused ministry grows, one gap becomes more evident: the lack of attention given to addressing suicide. Yet, the rate of suicide in this country continues to edge upward, especially among middle-aged whites....

Listening to Our Stories

Different people in my life know different parts of me. My younger nieces and nephews know me for the Silly Cindy stories I tell. My English as a Second Language students know me as their teacher and their friend. The people I worship with know me as a pastoral...

Pathways to Promise Webinars

Our popular podcasts cover topics from reducing stigma to fundraising to support mental health work in congregations around the nation. All webinars are archived HERE for your convenience!





There are three steps congregations can take in developing their capacity to support recovery and wellness with individuals and families facing serious mental health issues.


1. Assessing the mental health needs of a        congregation


2. Providing a basic understanding of various mental health issues they may encounter


3. Learning how to form: local interfaith mental health training coalitions, clusters of congregations, congregational mental health committees, companionship care teams


Pathways to Promise would like to help you developed or strengthen your mental health ministry. Please click the appointment link to schedule a time to speak with our team. 


P2P Store

A helpful collection of pamphlets, brochures, books and more for clergy and laity looking for mental health literature and resources.

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