John & Kathryn Ford

We are committed to being a safe place for ministry leaders to process through whatever is going on in their personal lives and in their ministries.  Knowing that ministry leaders are not perfect or exempt from struggles and challenges that living in this world can bring, our desire is to be good listeners and to provide encouragement and counsel consistent with God’s heart.  Our focus is to provide biblically based counseling, coaching, and equipping.  We also offer marriage intensives to help couples who are in crisis or just feel stuck and want to take their relationship to the next level.  We want to help ministry leaders be encouraged and healthy so that they can do their work for the Kingdom. Our Background Kathy and I are both native Texans and met while we were students at the University of Texas.  Our involvement as volunteer leaders with Young Life began our ministry life together.  We married in 1980 and have two grown children, both married, and two grandchildren. After going to seminary, I served as a youth pastor at a small church in a small town.  That experience helped me realize I was not equipped to help hurting people who were coming to me for counsel.  This led me to go back to school to get a degree in Biblical Counseling.  After graduation, I served as a Pastor of Congregational Care and Counseling at a large church in a large city.  Prior to coming to Paraclete, I served as a Chaplain for Lamb’s Tale Ministries.  Lamb’s Tale has a heart similar to Paraclete in that they desire to support ministry leaders. Kathy has always been very involved with me in ministry.  She has a tender heart and has a wonderful ability to connect with people.   She audited the core courses in the counseling program I went through.  Her ability to connect with people at a heart level is truly a God given gift.  We enjoy coming alongside ministry leaders and engaging with them about what is happening in their personal life as well as their ministry.  It is truly an honor to partner with other ministry leaders and help them to become all that God has designed them to be.
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Our Mission

To come alongside Christian leaders around the world.

Methodology

  • We serve as catalysts, without personal or institutional agendas.

  • We stay only as long as needed and welcome.

  • We view all our work as spiritual activity with eternal significance.

  • We promote effective and Godly stewardship of resources as a model for business and ministry.

  • We practice the accountability of planning and evaluating our work, and teach others to do the same.

Financial Information

Financial accountability is important to Paraclete.  We have been members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) since 1998.  Our Financial Statements were audited for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 by Capin Crouse, LLP.  Paraclete is registered for charitable solicitation in all states that require it.

Financial Summary

Revenues
Cash Donations
$2,706,624
Other Revenue
$12,437
Total Revenue
$2,719,061
Expenses
Program
$1,953,878
Administrative
$315,736
Fund Raising
$200,265
Total Expenses
$2,469,879
Excess (or Deficit) for the Year
$249,182

Donor Privacy Policy

Paraclete Mission Group is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We provide this Donor Privacy Policy to inform you of the way we protect and use your information.

Information We Collect

  • Here are the types of donor information that we collect and maintain:
    Your contact information: name, organization/church, address, phone number, email address;
  • Your preference for which ministry your donation will be applied;
  • Your payment information: credit card and/or bank account information;
  • Information you choose to share with us: questions, comments, suggestions, how you learned of Paraclete, and;
  • Your communication preferences; e.g., to individuals who request it, we will send periodic mailings related to specific fund-raising appeals, prayer concerns, and newsletters.

How We Use Your Information

Paraclete Mission Group uses your information to help you complete a donation, communicate back to you, and update you on ministry activity and results. We use credit card numbers only for donation or payment processing.

How We Protect Your Information

We use industry standard safeguards to protect your information. We protect the security of credit card transactions using a number of measures such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls and physical security. Card numbers are never stored on our premises in any physical or electronic form. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other security measures.

We Do Not Share Your Personal Information

Paraclete Mission Group will not sell, rent, trade or lease your personal information to other organizations. We hold the identity of donors confidentially. We will use your information only to further the ministry purposes of Paraclete Mission Group. We will not send you mailings on behalf of another organization.

YOUR RIGHTS – GDPR Specific

Personal Information

Where you have provided your consent to us processing your personal data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. In addition, the Global Data Protection Regulations gives you the right, under certain circumstances:

  • to request in writing and securely obtain copies of the personal information we hold about you;
  • to correct or update your personal information held by us;
  • to request us to stop using your personal information for marketing purposes or for any other purpose where there is no legal requirement for continued processing;
  •  to object to profiling activities based on our legitimate interest;
  •  to request to have all personal data deleted (in the EEA only). To exercise any of these rights please contact privacy@paraclete.net .

Please tell Paraclete Mission Group as soon as any of your contact details change so that records can be kept up to date.

We will take reasonable steps to correct any of your information, which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.

Removing Your Name From Our Mailing List

We will honor your desire not to receive mail from us if that is your preference. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list. Donors with an online account with Paraclete Mission Group can establish and change their communication preferences, print receipts, make one-time donations and set up recurring automatic donations. If you choose not to have an online account you have the same degree of control when you call or write to tell us of your preferences.

Contacting Us

If you have comments or questions about our donor privacy policy, please send us an email at info@paraclete.net or call us at (719) 302-2500.