East Ohio District Pastors' Safety Network

Participating Counselors


Richard George, Ph.D.

3118 Cleveland Ave. NWCanton, OH 44709 330-492-9913


Marlene Gruver, LSW, CCT

Javit Court Plaza 104 Javit Court Austintown, OH 44515 330-797-4050


Ronald Richards, Ph.D.

Allied Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
5204 Mahoning Ave. Youngstown, OH 44515 330-797-8800



Robert Sylvies, Ph.D.

416 Jackson St.
East Liverpool, OH 43920
Office - 330-386-7870

Jacqueline Chorey, M.A. LPCC

2250 E. Western Reserve Rd. P.O. Box 5213, Poland, OH 44514    330-707-1467


Dr. Ryan Dunn, Ph.D.

New Life Counseling
130 W. Third St.
Dover, OH 44663

Barbara Wallis, MS, LPCC-S

New Life Counseling
130 W. Third St.
Dover, OH 44663
330-343-6600 bjwallis@mac.com


Bethany Bair, LPCC-S
New Life Counseling
130 W. Third St.
Dover, OH 44663


EMERGE Ministries, Inc.
900 Mull Ave.
Akron, OH 44313
330-867-5603 or



(Highly respected Christian counseling agency which has 7 counselors specializing in helping pastors and their families)



Pastors’ Safety Network Purpose: To help provide Christian psychological support, which is completely confidential, to the ministers on our district and to their spouses and children.

Method: When you or your immediate family has a need for Christian counseling call any one of our participating counselors and mention that you are calling as a member of the East Ohio Nazarene Pastors’ Safety Network. They are committed to scheduling an appointment for you as quickly as possible.

Cost: If you do not have insurance for such counseling, or if you are covered but do not wish to make an insurance claim, the invoice for your counseling will be sent directly to the district office by the counselor. Your name, or any information concerning you, will not be associated with the invoice in any way.  No more than eight sessions will be covered.

Confidentiality: This is of extreme priority. Network counselors are very aware that they are not to report your identity or issues to the district superintendent, or his staff, or to any other denominational or district personnel. Though there are rare, extreme cases when reporting to state authorities is legally mandatory (i.e. threat of child abuse), even in those cases the district office is not to be notified by the counselor.