Dr. Elaine Bednar, LLC

Women in Discipleship, LLC
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
I Peter 5:1-5

Dr. Elaine Bednar,

Dr. Bednar focuses on mentoring—mentoring those who are raising, leading, training, and mentoring others.

Her guiding scripture is 1 Peter 5:1-5.

Dr. Bednar chose this scripture because Peter is giving instruction on how to remain committed to Christianity despite their neighbor’s attempt to cajole them back into unchristian behaviors. Peter also instructs on how to respond to insults and abuse, and Peter redefines what should be the primary focus and agenda for Christians.


Doctor of Ministry

Ashland Theological Seminary


Ashland Theological Seminary, clinical pastoral counseling


The Ohio State University, with distinction in Psychology


Dr. Bednar is a professor, has been the director of a Doctor of Ministry Program—training those who are going into ministry—a counselor, a chaplain, and held multiple positions in business.

Seeking individual counseling?

Available Services

  • Pastoral Counseling and Care
  • Prepare and Enrich© Premarital Counseling
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Formational Prayer

Pastoral Counseling & Care Services

  • Dr. Bednar is educated and licensed as both a clinical pastoral counselor and a chemical dependency counselor, currently offering pastoral counseling 
  • As a pastoral counselor, Dr. Bednar will not be developing a treatment plan, making a diagnosis, nor discussing medication referrals
  • Dr. Bednar is not practicing as a clinical counselor and will refer you should those services better serve your needs.

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