Pastoral Care Ministry

It is our desire that Southlands Community Church should be known as a caring community.  Below are some of the ways we seek to be intentional in our care for one another. 

We want to ensure that everyone who attends SCC is supported and able to fulfill their potential before God.  However, we are human and don’t always get it right.  We hope you will work with us to achieve our desire and fulfill our potential.

If you would like someone to visit you for prayer, or to chat, please email us at info@southlandschurch.com.

Why Care?

For Christians pastoral care is a response to God’s love as seen in Jesus. We believe that love is the essential quality of God.  (1 John 4:10)

Pastoral care is a response to the image of God in the other person. There is something of God in each of us, and in every human relationship there is the potential for a meeting with God.  (Matthew 25:31-46)

Pastoral care is a calling to go beyond natural     inclinations – care for family, friends and those we immediately identify with.  (Luke 6:32-36)

Pastoral care was at the heart of Jesus’ ministry.   He was compassionate. He went out of his way to care for children, women, men, the sick, the outcast.  We, who are the Body of Christ, are called to continue the ministry of Jesus.


The Pastoral Care Team

The pastoral care team is available to visit, chat or pray with you. Also, there are a variety of practical ways that our team can serve you. Please contact Joanne Biggs to find out more about how our pastoral care team can support you.



Director of Pastoral Care:

Major Joanne Biggs
Tel: (204)452-8546
Ministry to Seniors:
Commissioner John Nelson
Tel: (204)489-7927                                                                    
Care Through Health Resources:
Edith Mulhall
Tel: (204)275-9670                                                                   
Men’s Ministry:
Captain Peter van Duinen
Tel: (204)946-9160                                                                    
Women’s Ministry:
Sheila Keys
Tel: (204)946-9160                                                                    
Youth Ministry:
Cathy Cole
Tel: (204)946-9160                                                                    
Prayer Ministry:
Rebecca Prathipati
Tel: (204)688-6611                                                                     
Hospital & Home Visitation:
Sheila Keys
Tel: (204)255-1376                       
Newcomers Support:
Cathy Cole
Tel: (204)946-9160                                                      
E-mail: cathy_cole@can.salvationarmy.org                        
Lt. Colonel (Dr.) Susan van Duinen
Tel: (204)489-0123                                                                    
Meal Ministry:
Asha Edirisinghe
Tel: (204)275-6945