About Us


Soul Support Ministry Center is dedicated to serving with mercy and compassion and to bring comfort, strength and direction to those are looking to make healthy changes in their lives.

In addition, our Life Coaching service specializes in coming along side of individuals to help them identify their goals and dreams and to develop a workable plan to overcome obstacles in order to achieve them.  We offer an 8- 10-week intensive pre-marriage preparation course as well.

We recognize that these tasks can only be completed through the Word of God, the power of the gospel of Christ unto salvation and the work of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that through applying these Biblical principles and ethical counseling/coaching techniques (in conjunction with the work of the Holy Spirit), people are able to receive the wisdom, guidance and healing they desire for their personal growth.

Individual, couples, and family counseling/coaching services are provided.

Merrie W. Kaye received her Ph.D. from Cornerstone University and is a licensed Pastoral Counselor, Advanced Certified, with the National Christian Counselors Association, specializing in temperament therapy...because it is Biblically based counseling and it has a proven record of success!  

Joe is an Associate Pastor at Cornerstone Church in East Longmeadow MA (not affiliated with Cornerstone University). He received his M.A. in Industrial Psychology from Springfield College and for over thirty years has been in business for himself in both the retail and consulting fields.  Joe has deep Biblical insight and understands how to apply it to every day life. He is Board Certified with the American Association of Christian Counselors (Coaching Division) and a member of the International Christian Coaches Association (ICCA).  He  also is an International Representative for the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling and is certified in using the Arno Profile System (APS).  Joe  is certified as a Temperament Life Coach through the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling.

Joe and Merrie have been married for over 40 years and have two grown married children and three  grandchildren.

Why do we utilize temperament understanding as a counseling/coaching model?

It works! This temperament model is a researched and proven step-by-step process developed by the National Christian Counselors Association.  It is founded on the truth that God created each of us with a unique temperament with strengths, weaknesses and needs. 

Are you outgoing or more introspective?  Are you fast paced or slow paced?  Are you a born leader or a follower? Are you moody, creative, or fearful?  Are you a spender or a saver?

By identifying your unique, God-given temperament and temperament needs, you can learn ways to meet those needs which are conducive to the Holy Scriptures, bringing healing and balance into your life and relationships. Understanding your unique temperament is the foundation in the coaching relationship to help define God's purpose for your life and help establish the pathway to fulfilling that purpose. Temperament understanding is a springboard to uncovering other issues an individual or couple may be struggling with as well.

Temperament understanding easily pinpoints areas of trouble, challenge, or needed change and assists in developing a workable plan for improvement consistent with the Holy Scriptures. 

Understanding one’s unique temperament also allows insight into career planning, marital fulfillment, family unity, and other areas of life where spiritual coaching and guidance would be fruitful.

When you find yourself feeling discouraged, overwhelmed with life,  living in turmoil, confusion and not experiencing inner peace, it is your soul that is in distress.  Your soul is where your temperament is positioned.

What may be needed is some Soul Support!

Understanding your unique temperament brings insight into the issues you are struggling with now or may struggle with in the future and helps guide you to healing. Feel free to contact us. 

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Soul Support Ministry Center
PO Box 907
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
(413) 575-4151   Dr. Merrie - Counseling
(413) 575-4151  Pastor Joe - Coaching
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Soul Support Ministry Center
is an affiliate of the National Conservative Christian Church, serving Western MA and Northern CT

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