We come alongside relationships at various stages with resources, counseling, and other support to facilitate healthy, authentic relationships. Whether your family is thriving or struggling, we want to walk alongside you and hope you see the hope of the gospel. Marriage Foundations currently meets at McLean. 

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Staff Contacts

Laura Welke
Assistant Director of Care
[email protected]

Ch. Nathan Newman
Community Pastor; Military Ministry Coord.
[email protected]


Our next session starts January 2023 (postponed from October 2022); contact [email protected] for more info.

re|engage is a marriage enrichment program designed to enhance marriages by helping couples grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Whether you are struggling to get along, things seem beyond repair, or you simply want to grow closer together, re|engage offers hope to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness through stories of grace, teaching, and small groups.

Marriage Mentors

Mentor couples come alongside young marrieds (couples married less than three years) as you build a strong foundation for your marriage. For details, please contact Bruce & Nancy YoungMentor couples will soon be available for couples married 4 – 15 years.

Premarital Counseling: Marriage Foundations

Email Laura Welke ([email protected]) to find out about the next session.

Marriage Foundations is our premarital class; it is required for those who wish to be married at our church. This weekend course covers a number of relevant topics and is offered multiple times a year. Counseling appointments are included for those who participate in the course and include 6-month and 1 year post-marriage check-ins.

Recommended resources include The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller; What Did You Expect? by Paul Tripp; Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs.

Support for Military Families

More than one in ten persons in our church is current or former military. Connect with other military members and find community or support, whether you are stateside or deployed.

Transitioning to or from the Capital region? We’d be honored to assist you in whatever way(s) we can, regardless of whether you choose to attend our church. Connect with one of our pastors, Nathan Newman, who is also an Air Force Reserve Chaplain, at [email protected].

Ch Newman is available for one-on-one counseling; all meetings are covered under Privileged Communication and are 100 percent confidential. This privilege belongs to military members, dependents, and other authorized Department of Defense members.

Military Women’s Fellowship

The Military Women’s Fellowship provides an ongoing opportunity for military women, including spouses, active duty and retired service members to connect and encourage one another in a relaxed environment. Even in this socially distanced season, we’d love to provide community and encouragement during your family’s assignment. To connect, contact [email protected].

Special Needs Ministry

It is a privilege for us to share grace and walk alongside all individuals, regardless of their abilities. Through this ministry, we provide resources for families and individuals in the form of special Sunday School classes and dedicated care contacts, as well as support through all life stages. If we can support you or your family, please contact us: [email protected].