George Stahnke is a pastoral counselor in the counseling department at Focus on the Family. He takes an average of 250-325 phone calls per month providing counseling to individuals, families, ministry families and other ministry leaders (deacons, elders, board members, missionaries, etc.). He advises on a variety of topics from marriage, parenting and church relations to career changes, depression, pornography and trauma.
George is on the board of directors for Wings of Grace Counseling Services in Colorado Springs and is a charter member of the Association of Biblical Counselors. He is also an ordained minister and the founder and director of Renewal Ministries of Colorado Springs, which includes private counseling.
George has been in ministry 40 years, serving fourteen of those years as a senior pastor. He served as the vice president and president of the Colorado Springs Association of Evangelicals for six years. He also served as a member of “The Net,” a local association of pastors in Colorado Springs, for ten years.
He has traveled to India, Philippines, Ukraine and China ministering to missionaries, native pastors and teaching and preaching in the churches.
He and his wife, Linda, have been married since 1976 and have five children and a growing number of grandchildren.