My name is Steve Hinton and I’ve been in some form of professional ministry for quite a while now and I’d be the first to tell you that it’s a hard gig at times. By professional ministry, I’m not talking about a mere career path that one takes, but a calling on one’s life. For me it means that I am called to what I do the same way a surgeon is called to Medicine. I don’t do it for a pay check, though it’s nice when I get one, I do it because it is who I am. There are many joys in this calling. But there are many heart aches and trials as well. So the purpose of this site is to support those with a full-time ministry calling in their lives. Our main author for Healthy Pastors is a guy named Tom Salter from California. I met Tom when we did a church plant in the Nor Cal a few years ago. Tom has a huge heart for pastors and he is actually the brain child for this page. Another author is a very good friend of mine going all the way back to my college days. Todd Owen has had experience on the foreign mission field, the located church ministry, and is presently directing discipleship and care for missionaries with New Mission Systems International.