The mission of Marble Retreat is to help bring healing, hope and restoration to those in vocational Christian ministry and the Church at
large through Christ-centered brief intensive counseling.
Marble Retreat was born out of the conviction that clergy and others in Christian service, have extreme job demands which can frequently result in symptoms of depression, anxiety, frustration, discouragement and burnout. Worse still and because of their position, they find it difficult to seek help.
These factors, and God's call, led Mayo Clinic-trained psychiatrist Louis McBurney, M.D. and his wife, Melissa, to begin the ministry of Marble Retreat in 1974, nearly 40 years ago. Marble Retreat has now served the Christian counseling needs of more than 4,000 Church leaders who have come from every state and more than 60 countries.
In 2003, Steven Cappa, Psy. D., L.P.C., and his wife Patti Cappa LMFT, CAC II, stepped up to carry on the rich legacy of Marble Retreat, assuming the duties as directors, where they served 10 devoted years.
In 2013, Marble Retreat was proud to welcome Drs. Mike and Kari MacKenzie as the new directors of Marble Retreat! They have brought a rich and deep conviction of caring for clergy and believers at large. They had served the ministry since 2007, before stepping into their new roles as Directors.