Pastoral Counseling Services

august 29

Dan Jonas began commuting to Milwaukee from Chicago,
having completed his advanced training.

september 8

A meeting is called of eleven interested people and held at Deaconess Hospital.

september 29

A larger group of lay and clergy, people met at Holiday Inn West.

october 17

The first client, referred by Rev. Dan Lehman of Immanuel UCC, is seen at Albright United Methodist Church.

december 15

The first meeting of the Executive Committee of the PCS Board is held at Christ Church - Episcopal.

december 21

The Jonas family moves to Shorewood.

january 12

The first PCS Board Meeting is held at Christ Church - Episcopal.

february 15

Dan Jonas is TV guest on Channel 36.

february 24

Articles of Incorporation are accepted. PCS becomes a
not-for profit agency.


Mandated State-of-Wisconsin Approved Outpatient Mental Health Facility.

november 29

A PCS Advisory Board is formed at a meeting at North Shore Presbyterian Church.

december 31

The first year statistics:
1061 hours of therapy delivered
Average fee: $23.92
Total budget: $27.905
Three Locations: Albright United Methodist, Christ Church- Episcopal, Zion United Church of Christ.

august 13

Contacts with Judicatory Leaders produces initial denominational support.

october 15

PCS hosts the Regional AAPC meeting held at Marc Plaza Hotel.

december 29

PCS moves main office to 2825 N. Mayfair Rd.

The Good Shepherd Fund was established. This program is exclusive to PCS, assisting those who are uninsured or underinsured to help offset the cost of therapy. We continue to accept donations to this account and have helped hundreds since its inception.

On Sunday, November 1, 1998, All Saints Day, PCS celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the start of our services to the people in southeastern Wisconsin. Our devoted followers were there to help celebrate with an Ecumenical Worship Service at All Saints Cathedral, a procession to the Astor Hotel with The Don Nedobeck Jazz Band and a Celebration Feast with Guest Speaker Reverend Holly Whitcomb.

october 19

We celebrated our 25th Anniversary with an interfaith gathering at the Archbishop Cousins Center. The service of Thanksgiving was celebrated by many of the dedicated PCS faithful.

Along with numerous loyal friends and supporters, The Pastoral Counseling Services celebrated its 30th Anniversary at a Pastoral Care Week luncheon with presenter Phil Chard. Phillip is a nationally acclaimed speaker, trainer, and author. His newspaper column entitled "Out of My Mind" has appeared weekly in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1985 and has received the Milwaukee Press Club Award for "Best Column". Phil presented "Nature's Way" Emotional Healing & Spiritual Growth Through Nature Interaction.

2825 North Mayfair Rd, Suite 101, Milwaukee, WI 53222 -- 414.453.6960