Dunwoody UMC offers a wide variety of support groups and counseling to provide assistance during difficult seasons of life. Whether you need to talk privately with a highly-skilled counselor or you are looking for a group of people experiencing the same life issue, you will find support and care. If you have a need not listed here, contact Rev. Kathy Brockman at kathy.brockman@dunwoodyumc.org.

The Summit Counseling Center at DUMC

We partner with Summit Counseling to provide professional and confidential services to our members and the community. Summit addresses mental health issues with an evidence-based approach of combining professional, licensed counseling with the client’s faith. Services are available for every age and stage of life, from preschoolers to aging seniors. You may see a counselor on the lower floor of the Dunwoody UMC Chapel, or at another Summit Counseling location. Call Summit Counseling at 678-893-5300, or visit summitcounseling.org

Prayer Ministry

The Prayer Ministry is a group of volunteers that use intercessory prayer, meaning they pray for others including our ministries, pastors, members in need, those on mission trips, people in need around the world and those who have specifically asked for prayer. It includes a 24-hour Prayer Line at 770-671-8239 and a Prayer Room just inside the entrance to the church offices. Call the Prayer Line at 770-671-8239 or email prayer@dunwoodyumc.org.

Stephen Ministry

Are you feeling exhausted from all the disruptions to life brought on by the pandemic? Are you or someone you know struggling with challenges like...

-Isolation and loneliness

-Anxiety over health

-Grief due to many different kinds of losses

-Tension from juggling work, childcare and schooling

-Financial strain or job loss

-Uncertainty about the future

If so, you don’t have to face it alone. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support. A Stephen Minister will meet with you privately—by phone, by video chat, or, if safely possible, in person—to offer care and support. It’s free and completely confidential. For more information, call Pat Debolt at 404-931-5443.

To learn more about the Stephen Ministry, please call Pat DeBolt at 404-931-5443.

Support Groups


Dunwoody UMC offers several life-specific support groups that meet regularly to help members and the community deal with difficult issues such as memory loss, divorce or death.

Caring for a family member or a dear friend who has Alzheimer's or another form of dementia can be overwhelming, frustrating and can leave you exhausted. But know you are not alone. Under the auspices of the Alzheimer's Association, the church is offering a virtual support group via Zoom. This virtual support group meets the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Being with others in a confidential, caring group can help participants know how to safely enter the member's world and how to validate their feelings and re-direct their focus. For further information as well as the Zoom link, please contact JoAnn Akers at 678-352-9334 or akersjoann@gmail.com.