Do you or someone you know need pastoral counseling or prayer and encouragement? 

If so, we are here for you. Our Pastoral Care Center is committed to supporting anyone who is struggling and going through a difficult time. We want you to know that there is hope, healing, and new beginnings. Our Pastors, Church, and Ministerial Counselors are available and ready to assist you as needed. They are available in person at our care center or on zoom in the comfort of your home. 

Services provided by the Pastoral Care Center are based on Christian principals and Biblical standards. By engaging the Pastoral Care Center, you acknowledge that services provided are not those of a licensed psychologist, medical doctor, or health care professional and these services do not replace the care of psychologists, doctors or other healthcare professionals.

MEET THE TEAM

Our Pastoral Care team is here for you through all seasons of life to provide counseling, encouragement, and prayer for you and your family.​​

Counseling for
Men · Marital · Youth
Marlon Oudkerk

Director of Pastoral Care

Marlon has been actively involved in ministry for over 20 years. He has been a part of Bethlehem for the past five years, where he has taught courses in Grow U and served in the Creative Arts ministry at our Rosedale campus. He also works with the One Group committee. Marlon obtained a Bachelor's degree from Nyack College in Biblical Studies and Business. He also has a Master's degree in Education and is certified in Educational Leadership. He is a husband and father of three children. Marlon loves ministry and has a deep desire to help others grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Edwin & Zoraima Rodríguez

Pastoral Care Counselors

Counseling for
Children · Youth 

Edwin and Zoraima have been married for 20 years and have a daughter. Together have over 20 yrs of ministerial experience serving the church in several capacities such as leading, teaching, mentoring, and providing Pastoral Biblical Counseling to Youth and Young Adults along with their families. Edwin is an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God and currently serves as an Adjunct professor for Global University. Their goal is to continue working with students and families to assist them in attaining spiritual, emotional, and social, well-being both in both English and Spanish.

Pastor Leslie Fowley

Pastoral Care Pastor

Counseling for
Women

Leslie has been a disciple of Jesus Christ for over 40 years. She is an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God and is currently the superintendent of Valley Stream Christian Academy. She has been a speaker at Women's, Youth, and Worship retreats and Conferences. In addition to Education, she holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Leslie has been married for 42 years and has 2 sons and 3 grandsons—with another grand baby on the way! She considers it a privilege to point people to Jesus, as well as to His Word and to help enable each individual to experience ALL that God has planned for them.

Bethlehem Compassion
Care Ministry
Ethel Walker

Chaplain of Compassion Care Ministry

Prior to retirement in June 2019, Ethel was a Trading Manager at Loews Corporation and a former Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. She is currently serving as Senior Chaplain in the Compassion Care Ministry at Bethlehem.

She has been active in serving in ministries of compassion at Bethlehem for over 20 years, reaching out and caring for those in challenging health situations. Ethel became a New York State Chaplain in 2015 and has served in the Sonshine Ministry for over 10 years. She attended leadership training at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) and continues with Our Journey of Hope educational outreach of CTCA.

Bethlehem Support Groups
Valerie Adamo

Support Groups Director