Providing ministry to residents, their families and staff in Wesley communities through preaching, Bible study, prayer services, sacraments, home and hospital visitation, counseling and fellowship: the Pastoral Care Ministry of Wesley Senior Ministries is composed of two full-time pastors and nine pastors serving churches close to Wesley communities outside Shelby County.
Wesley's Pastoral Care Ministry offers its services to residents and their families regardless of religious tradition. The Pastoral Care Ministry provides an ecumenical communion of many church traditions and faiths intended to supplement Wesley residents’ church homes. For those neighbors more confined or forgotten, we may become the primary providers of ministry. Through listening to prayer requests, being proactive, and working with management, our Pastoral Care Ministers can respond to a vast array of integrated spiritual, emotional and everyday needs.
Being involved in these life journeys continually reminds us that aging is both an individual and family affair.
With Wesley since 1980, full-time Reverend Dennis Neenan has 34 years of pastoral care experience. Neenan describes his job as “circuit rider” (a John Wesley tradition) involved in parish ministry in a non-traditional setting.
Reverend Neenan serves the Shelby County communities, and supervises the following United Methodist pastors who serve the ten communities outside of Shelby County:
Rev. Stephen Webb
Wesley at Adamsville and Oakhaven Village , Adamsville, Tennessee
Rev. Dan Tilly
Wesley Hills, Wesley Homes, Canterbury Place, Dyersburg, Tennessee
Rev. Alan Trull
Wesley Pine Ridge, and Wesley Pine Meadow, Paris, Tennessee
Rev. Marita Burkeen and Rev. Craig Myrick
Wesley Apartments - Lake County, Tiptonville, Tennessee
Rev. Barbara Blackmon-Fortune
Wesley Park Meadows, Halls, Tennessee
Rev. Judd Mowery
Wesley at Martin, Martin, Tennessee
Rev. Joe Thorn
Wesley at Murray, Murray, Kentucky