As CEO/Founder of Pastoral Care Associates, and with God in the center, his vision for establishing this association, has enabled it to grow and continue its mission.
The Rev. Michael Lessard is CEO and Founder of Pastoral Care Associates (PCA) and Rector of the Oratory of the Sacred Family of Jesus. PCA is a ministry providing chaplain service for hospitals and care centers. His ministry and training has progressed throughout over 40 years of ordained service. He has an M. Div. degree from St. John's Seminary in Camarillo CA. and a certificate of Individual Study from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. Rev. Lessard has 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education and is a trainer using LEAD Plus educational and training materials. He is a gifted teacher and trainer with a focus in active listening skills and pastoral ministry. He is currently in the process to complete the class work for his PhD in psychology.
Rev. Lessard has written three books, “Christology of the Family,” a novel entitled, “The Lost Dutchman” and a recently published book on moral theology, “Living in the New Creation.” Rev Lessard also is an avid painter, and his artwork attests to his creative talents. He has three children and one grandchild. His beloved wife Dorothy died in 2015 after a long illness and he has a unique understanding of grief and loss combined with a caring message of God's love.