Joining TOGETHER.  Moving Forward TOGETHER.

In April 2018, the Genesis Board of Directors granted Dave Hutchins' request for an extended, personal leave from his duties as Executive Director. At the time, both the Board and Dave anticipated that at some time they would return.  However, in mid-October, we received Dave's letter of resignation from Genesis Institute.

We know that this decision was a thoughtful one, one that did not come easily for him.  However, after months of prayer and dialogue with others, seeking God's guidance, he has concluded, reluctantly, that it leads away from Genesis.  Although God has yet to reveal the path forward for him, we know that Dave's passion for caring for the souls of others will burn brightly as he continues to live out his calling in the next chapter of life. 

We are profoundly grateful for the many years that Dave, and his wife Cathy, have labored as vital and formative members of the Genesis ministry team.  Beyond a doubt, they will be missed.  Please pray for them and Genesis Institute as we enter this season of change that God has ushered in.

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  • Do your relationships need transformation at the heart level?
  • Do you desire something more for your family, church or community?
  • Are you a leader looking for more training and equipping?

Genesis Institute is a non-profit organization that provides care and cure for human souls. Practically speaking, we do biblical counseling, mentoring and training. We cultivate vital skills and practices necessary for relating well to God and people throughout life’s challenges...

"Genesis is a gift to anyone who desires to enter the disruptive, life-giving waters of transformation. Personal and relational struggles can be resolved, but far more we are meant to become a person of joy who knows the fullness of life in God. Genesis counselors aid honest seekers to engage not only complex issues but as well will help your heart enter more freedom and joy than you can imagine. These men and women know God, understand heartache and trauma, and are gifted to walk with others in the paths of life."

~ Dan B. Allender Ph.d, Professor of Counseling Psychology and Founding President, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

We train and equip pastors, students, parents, and individuals, enabling them to understand the deep story of God living through them.

Genesis Institute encourages people to share their unique stories, which enables them to mentor and minister to others. Sharing stories promotes relational discovery for maximum impact in human hearts.

Training and Classes

SoulCare is the formal training and mentoring arm of Genesis Institute. SoulCare courses provide multiple avenues of Biblical revelation and dynamic interpersonal learning experiences. Our courses provide excellent, Bible-based training to:

  • Pastors
  • Leaders
  • College students
  • Parents
  • Individuals

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Genesis Institute offers many opportunities for the caring of human souls, including through counseling relationships. Our counseling emphases are:

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