Conference Pastoral Counselor

Rev. Deborah Wight-Knight, Conference Pastoral Counselor 
205 North Davis Drive
Warner Robins, Georgia 31093
Phone: 478-929-1032
Fax: 478-923-9299 

E-mail Deborah

Kate Tyler, Administrative Assistant
E-mail Kate

The Conference Pastoral Counselor may see clergy, their families, and other professional staff members for an initial evaluation and then refer to a South Georgia Network provider. Since clergy members serving full-time are covered under the conference insurance, they must see a United Behavioral Health paneled provider. In rare instances this requirement may be waived.

Payments from the Conference Pastoral Counselor’s office to a non-network provider ARE NOT authorized without express written permission from the CPC.

All clergy are encouraged to call the Conference Pastoral Counselor for help, guidance, and care, which impacts their personal, family, emotional, and spiritual well-being.


2017 Sexual Ethics Workshops for Clergy

According to the Conference Sexual Ethics policy, this workshop is REQUIRED EVERY (3) THREE YEARS for any person serving under appointment by the bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). Cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be made payable to South Georgia Conference. To register, click on the link below. For questions, please e-mail cpcassistant@sgaumc.com. Please note that spouses and lay employees who are not appointed by the bishop are not eligible to attend the workshop.

February 4, 2017 – Saturday
Camilla United Methodist Church
Camilla, GA
10:00 am– 4:00 pm 
Click here to register for the February workshop  


February 23, 2017 – Thursday
Epworth By The Sea
Nalls Building
St. Simons Island, GA
10:00 am– 4:00 pm
Click here to register for the February workshop

April 25, 2017 – Tuesday
Vineville United Methodist Church
Macon, GA
10:00 am– 4:00 pm 
Click here to register for the April workshop  


Clergy Counseling Services

The Conference Pastoral Counselor’s services are primarily intended for clergy, spouses, and minor children of the South Georgia Conference. Professional staff members serving local churches also qualify as time and resources permit. The Conference Pastoral Counselor also provides consultation for clergy who counsel parishioners.