Pastor Shane

Donations to this ministry allow it to provide services, at no cost, to the unemployed and those in financial crisis. Postum Cafe is part of Happiness Ministry, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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Shane Linder is a pastoral, family counselor, spiritual advisor and business consultant.  He partners with specialized counselors on this site to help meet the psycho-spiritual needs of people experiencing difficult transitions in life and those looking for spiritual growth. He is the president of Happiness Ministry yet only one of a handful of counselors on this site.  Check out our counselors listed on the menu item “Counseling”. 
Consultations are done for donations. A sliding scale of .1% of annual income is recommended. That calculates to $10 for every $10,000 of annual income. Thus it is suggested someone earning $45,000/year would donate $45/session. No one is turned away due to inability to pay. Those that are unemployed are not asked to donate. Donations are made through PayPal.  The suggested donation for other counselors on this site is $60 although some also work with a sliding scale. Go to the FAQ menu item and read “Will health insurance pay for pastoral counseling?” for more information.
Shane specializes in alcoholism, chemical dependency, co-dependency, parenting, divorce trauma and human sexuality.  When he does marriage counseling, it is framed as family counseling as he prefers to work with all family members. Working with single-parent families and step-families is part of the specialty area of parenting and divorce trauma.  Contact Shane at his personal email:
or here at
Clients deserve to know the background and qualifications of therapists they work with.  The buttons below provide information on Shane’s formal education, books he has read and a description of services provided.  

Shane’s background is in business. He is a business consultant for small businesses.  He is also pastoral counselor.  As such he is both a family counselor and a spiritual adviser.  There are at least five types of pastors. 1. The church pastor serves a church congregation.  2. An evangelist either travels to spread the gospel or uses mass communication like radio and TV.  3. A chaplain serves in the armed forces, a hospital, a school or a prison.  4. A worship pastor uses music for ministry. 5. A Christian counselor serves psycho-spiritual needs of individuals and families.  

Shane preaches as a guest pastor on topics related to family functioning from a Biblical perspective. Click on this link for more information.

Shane has over 20 years experience working as a project manager.  He has formal education in both business and psychology and has done extensive research in industrial/organizational psychology.

Shane has been active in a 12-Step recovery program for over 30 years which has included working in jails with prisoners.  He has authored several books available on  Shane started Happiness Ministry on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus in 1993. The ministry was under the supervision of the local Adventist pastor and funded by the local church.   He served as a missionary in El Salvador and Mexico.  He is an ordained deacon and certified Family Ministries leader in the Seventh-day Adventist church.  He has also served as an elder, men’s ministry director, Pathfinder director, Adventurers director, youth Sabbath school teacher, lay ministries director, and director of Adventist Recovery.  He is ordained by the non-sectarian,  Universal Life Church Ministries.  He speaks both English and Spanish.


The Postum Cafe and Happiness Ministry are not an official part of the Seventh-day Adventist church.  The members of this ministry are Seventh-day Adventist church members and support the organized church. This ministry is independent.  The organized Seventh-day Adventist church does not endorse, nor oppose, this ministry.  

Shane Linder is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.


Shane Linder se asocia con consejeros especializados en este sitio para ayudar a satisfacer las necesidades psicoespirituales de las personas que experimentan transiciones difíciles en la vida y aquellas que buscan un crecimiento espiritual.  Él es el presidente de Happiness Ministries, que opera este sitio. Actualmente está haciendo su práctica mientras termina su maestría en relaciones familiares. Echa un vistazo a nuestros consejeros que figuran en el menú “Asesoramiento”.
Se realizan consultas por donaciones. La donación sugerida para el pastor Shane es de $30, pero un cliente de bajos ingresos puede dar lo que pueda pagar. Las donaciones se realizan a través de PayPal. La donación sugerida para otros consejeros en este sitio es de $60.
Shane ha estado activo en un programa de recuperación de 12 pasos durante más de 30 años, que ha incluido trabajar en cárceles con prisioneros. Actualmente es un estudiante posgrado de la Universidad de Montemorelos, y se espera que complete su maestría en relaciones familiares en 2020. Es autor de varios libros disponibles en Shane comenzó el Happiness Ministry en la Universidad Estatal de Minnesota, campus de Mankato en 1993. Sirvió como misionero en El Salvador y México. Es miembro de la iglesia adventista del séptimo día.  Shane es un diácono ordenado y líder certificado de Ministerios Familiares en la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día.  Se ha desempeñado como anciano, director de ministerio masculino, director de los Conquistadores, director de aventureros, maestro de escuela sabática de jóvenes, directores de ministerios laicos y director de Recuperación Adventista. Él es ordenado por los ministerios no sectarios de la Iglesia Vida Universal. Habla inglés y español.
Póngase en contacto con el Shane en su correo electrónico personal: o aquí en
El trasfondo de Shane está en los negocios. Es consejero pastoral. Como tal, es tanto un consejero familiar como un consejero espiritual. Hay al menos cinco tipos de pastores. 1. El pastor de la iglesia sirve a una congregación de la iglesia. 2. Un evangelista viaja para difundir el evangelio o usa la comunicación masiva como la radio y la televisión. 3. Un capellán sirve en las fuerzas armadas, un hospital, una escuela o una prisión. 4. Un pastor de adoración usa la música para el ministerio. 5. Un consejero cristiano atiende las necesidades psico-espirituales de individuos y familias.