Has anyone ever told you what a great listener you are? Do you have gifts of encouragement and empathy? Do you like working with people one-on-one or with couples? Our counseling ministry may be a place for you to use your gifts and passion! Training is required for those applying to join the Lay Counseling Team.

Lay Counseling Training is offered each year for Quail attendees and those from other churches as well.

  • Has anyone ever told you what a great listener you are?
  • Have you ever been told you are such an encourager?
  • Do you get a sense of fulfillment out of walking alongside someone when they are going through tough times?
  • Would you like to improve your listening skills?

If you answered yes to the above questions, we hope you will consider joining us for the next training.

Each lay counselor completes intensive training over two weekends in listening, clarifying and assisting in goal setting, and offering a biblical approach to counseling and caring. Dr. Cyndi Telander, a licensed clinical psychologist, is our instructor/trainer. Cyndi has worked in a number of clinical settings, including inpatient treatment programs, community and church counseling centers, and high schools. She taught adjunct undergraduate psychology classes at Biola University.

Lay Counseling Training typically takes place one weekend in February and a second weekend one month later in March. Following the training, participants can opt to apply to be part of the Lay Counseling Team.

There is a cost for the training. Please contact us for pricing and registration details.

Established over 20 years ago, Quail Lay Counseling has a track record of bringing help, hope and healing to hundreds of individuals and marriages. We believe that in an accepting atmosphere, people can gain insights and sort out their needs. This is accomplished through confidential sessions with a lay counselor(s) who will listen deeply, ask key questions, help you set goals, and guide your discovery process toward healing and growth. Our lay counselors are trained non-professionals and we make referrals to professional counselors as needed. We generally offer between 6-10 weekly sessions Monday-Friday (some evening appointments available). All sessions are held at the church office. Please leave a detailed voicemail at our designated, confidential line and we will call back to discuss your needs: 209-951-2645.


1904 Quail Lakes Drive
Stockton, California 95207


(209) 951-7380

Service Times

Sunday Mornings
8:30am | 10:00am | 11:30am