About Care Ministry
Care Ministry exists to glorify and honor God by resourcing local churches and emboldening leaders to engage and equip their congregants to love and care about people in ways that align with Scripture and the mission of the Church.
Members of our Board of Advisors are affiliated with several churches and denominations. Though individually we may associate with and adhere to doctrines that differ, we believe that what unites us is far stronger than what divides us.
Founder & President
Charles Puchta (pronounced Puck-ta) is the founder and president of Care Ministry. He has devoted his life to equipping and emboldening church leaders and churchgoers to care in ways that advocate discipling and the advancement of core biblical principles. As a devoted follower of Jesus who is master's prepared in both business and health education, Puchta brings a unique combination of passion, perspective, and process that helps churches to harness opportunities to love and care about people (Matthew 22:39, 28:20).
Puchta specializes in designing curriculum and developing educational materials. His distinctive gift is his ability to take complex subject matter, distill it, and communicate it in a way that makes sense to the audience. He has a proven track record that is summed up nicely in the following testimonial: "You have masterfully presented practical, biblical, and actionable information about a very complex subject."
He is the former director of the Center for Aging with Dignity at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing (May 2005 - January 2015). The Center was devoted to keeping people "SAFE After 60" by advocating for, advancing and developing best-practices programs on the safety and mistreatment of older adults.
Care Partner Churches
We are privileged to partner with churches of various sizes and denominations across the U.S., Canada, and Australia.