Services We Provide
                    Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)

EAP is an experiential modality of mental health treatment that involves setting up activities with intent and
purpose. Verbal and Non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking and problem-solving,
leadership, work, taking responsibility, teamwork, relationships, confidence, and attitude, are several
examples of the tools utilized and developed in EAP sessions. EAP is an effective therapeutic approach
that impacts individuals, youth, families, and groups with a variety of mental health and human
development needs, such as behavioral issues, ADD, substance abuse, eating disorders, abuse issues,
depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs.

It is a collaborative treatment team of a mental health professional, horse professional, and the horse.
Together they provide an emotionally and physically safe environment wherein a client can grow, learn,
and heal experientially in the process.
Our Future here at
Enoch Ministries
Enoch Ministries's Future
Our current focus is on promoting Enoch Ministries. Our future
plans are to build and add to Enoch's facilities and aspects of
ministries that will enable us to reach out to our neighboring
community and to meet the need of a strong Christian based
counseling center in this area. Our passion is for children that
have suffered abuse or neglect. We hope to work closely with
other agencies, so that together we can enhance the lives of
children that have been sexual and physical abuse, neglect, and
those that have been taken from their homes. We hope to work
with the foster care system and with families that have adopted
children as well as other family units. This program is open to the
public and offers its services to all aspects of community. We
have a sponsorship program that raises funding for those who
could not otherwise afford these services. Sponsorship
opportunity information is available on the
donations page.
Thanks are due to all who have and continue to support this
growing program.  
All rights reserved to Leigh Ellen Ertle.
Contact: Leigh Ellen Ertle
Address: 649 Butts Mill Rd. Pine Mountain Ga. 31822
Phone: (706) 881-2141

We are currently taking appointments Please call our office at
706-881-2141 Our hours will be posted with further information
regarding our EAP program.

To watch the progress of the construction click our facility. To read
donation opportunities available click

Contact: Leigh Ellen Ertle
Address: 649 Butts Mill Rd. Pine Mountain Ga. 31822
Phone: (706) 881-2141
How did Enoch Begin?
How did Enoch get its name?
How did we come to start a counseling program?
What are we building?
What are our plans and needs for the facility?

Enoch Began...
Enoch Ministries began with the passion of a little girl who wanted to share with others the many blessings and
opportunities that she herself had.  From an early age, Leigh Ellen Ertle, director of Enoch Ministries, desired to
create a program that would share with children, who otherwise would not have this opportunity, to experience
the love of a horse.  At first she thought of having a career that would raise enough money so she could open
her home and farm to children a few months in the summer at no cost for them to experience the love and joy
she found working with the animals.  As time went on she grew closer to God and her dream became clear.  
Leigh Ellen’s passions for children, especially under privileged and/or abused, lead her to construct Enoch
Ministries. She has received her MS in Community Counseling, is a certified NARHA instructor, as well is certified
with EAGALA.

Currently Leigh Ellen is working out of Big Bear Farm’s show grounds. The show grounds is insufficient for the
needs of Enoch Ministries. A facility is being built to accommodate the needs of this much needed program.   
While building Leigh Ellen will continue to work out of her current location. Enoch is a non- profit program.  
With the use of horses, counseling, and other ministries we expect great beginnings to come forth.  

Horses offer freedom and individuality.  They give people a chance to explore who they are while learning the
responsibility of caring for an animal. Clients will explore their relationships with the horse as metaphors for
their lives. These opportunities build confidence and self esteem.  Some clients may remain long term clients
and become riding students. Therapeutic riding instructors will work closely with the therapist to enhance the
therapeutic process.

The facility consist of a Counseling Center, main barn, covered riding hall, outdoor ring, and an outdoor
therapeutic play ground.  In the main barn there will be four indoor stalls, wash area, feed, and tack room.  We
are actively trying to raise money for this facility to be built and all donations are tax deductible.

With your help and prayers this one little girl’s dream can become a dream for many.   For more information on
how you can help please contact Leigh Ellen Ertle.

Enoch Ministries Inc.
What is Enoch Ministry and how can you help with yearly expenses or building expenses?

How Enoch Ministries got its name?

I have bred and raised Connemara ponies all my life. Often times when I name my horses I will clear my mind
and allow God to show me something. So since this a passion inspired in me by the Lord when I went to name
this program I stopped and asked God what He would name it. When I did I saw the name Enoch. I had never
heard of Enoch before so I went to my bible and looked it up in the concordance. I found Enoch mentioned in
Gen 5:21-24, and Jude 14, 15.

Genesis 5: 21-24 says, “Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah. After he begot Methuselah, Enoch
walked with God 300 years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were 365 years. And Enoch
walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” Jude 14 “Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam,
prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to
execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have
committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”

I was impressed by someone with so little written about him being so close to God that he literally walked from
this realm to the next. Later I heard about the Books of Enoch and came to learn that his name means
Determination. But originally I named Enoch because of the impression that God gave me when I first read
about him. I want a relationship so close to God that I open new dimensions not just for myself but for others.
I want to know Him so intimately that I see what He sees. Writing this is so inferior a description from the way I
feel. My greatest desire is to know God and for my family to know him. Next to that is that I be a reflection of
Him to others. The more I learn about Enoch the more I am inspired. God did an excellent job naming the

So that is how Enoch Ministries got its name…

How did I come to start a counseling program?

As a very young child I loved and felt loved by horses. Having not grown up in a church, but instead grew up
knowing God in every aspect of my life. He blessed me with a wonderful family, a talent to ride horses, a love
and appreciation for nature and all of creation. Recognizing that my fortune, before I was even a teenager I
planned to have a carrier that would allow me to afford to open my farm during the summers for under
privileged kids to come and enjoy the same opportunities that I had. As time went on my dream became clearer
as I continued to experience the healing power of the horse. Watching numerous friends heal from their visits
to the farm and being with the animals brought me understand how horses would one day work through my
life to help others overcome adversity. It was not until after attending the school of ministry in Canada I
recognized God’s hands were all in my dreams. As my dreams became a vision, and I gathered credentials that
would make our program credible. After graduating with my masters in Counseling, becoming a certified NARHA
instructor and EAGALA certified I worked on building Enoch while working with other agencies to finish my
licensure process. Now that the licensure process has now come to an end it is now time for Enoch to become
a full time operational program.  

So now here we are and it is your time to join in this venture and become a part of the wonderful things we are
and will be doing here at Enoch Ministries…

What are we building?

In our first of three phases we are building a counseling center wherein we will be able to facilitate the work of
multiple therapists. In this building there will be two large group rooms, three other therapy rooms, a waiting
room, an administrative office and a conference room. Adjacent to this building will be another building. This will
be the second phase in our building process. The second building will be the barn that will hold the horses and
a tack room. Between these two building will be an outdoor therapeutic playground. Behind these Buildings is
the location of the third phase of our building process. This will be the location of our indoor arena that will
enable us to have our EAP sessions year round despite whether conditions.

This is where you come in. You can be an invaluable part in this process. It will not exist without individuals
seeing the need for a program like this one in the area and being willing to contribute physically or financially
into the building process…

What are our plans and needs for the facility?
Counseling Center
(Center to be built when funds are raised)

The counseling center will house the offices where the therapist can work and see
patients. It will also create structure to the program with offices, a waiting room
and rest rooms. This facility will allow therapist to facilitate, group, family, and
individual therapy. They will also be able to utilize barn and ring area to facilitate
EAP or EFMA sessions.
One hour individual and group sessions will be offered by appointment daily
Monday through Saturday.
Your funding will help to build this building. Depending on amounts donate,
rooms, equipment, and even entire buildings can be built in honor of individuals
Without a place to work from it will be difficult to build a client base that can
utilize the entire facilities and all it will have to offer.

Horses unofficially open now
(Barn to be built when funds are raised)
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
One hour individual and group sessions are offered by appointment daily Monday
through Saturday.
Sponsorships go to pay for sessions in which the child, individual, or family can
not afford the cost of therapy. We don’t want to turn anyone away because of
finances.  So your support is needed to keep this program running. Your
donations will help to build this building. Depending on amounts donate, rooms,
equipment, and even entire buildings can be built in honor of individuals donating.
Horses have an unconditional love and a gentle nature that sooths the soul. This
allows the individuals to experience freedom. Inspired by the submission of this
powerful animal, they will begin to build trust and understand how to set rules
and boundaries that will create a more respectful relationship, not just with the
animal, but with people as well.

Therapeutic Play ground:
Play Area         
(Barn to be built when funds are raised)
Sessions with expressive play and or art will be offered to enhance and enable
the therapeutic process.
One hour individual and group sessions are offered by appointment daily Monday
through Saturday.
Sponsorships go to pay for sessions in which the child, individual, or family can
not afford the cost of therapy. We don’t want to turn anyone away because of
finances.  So your support is needed to keep this program running. Your
donations will help to build this play area. Depending on amounts donate
equipment, and even entire play area can by dedicated in honor of individuals.
Play is the natural language of a child. Along with art individuals will not only be
able to express themselves but also work through their issues in this process.

This is how sponsorships work

You can commit to a set donation fee for a select period of time.  These will be yearly donations that can be
given yearly, quarterly, or bi-annually.  This is a tax deductible donation.  You will receive a newsletter telling
you how this contribution has blessed others.  Thanks you so much for considering this ministry.  
Below is a view of the entrance
to Big Bear Farm. Entrance Gate
being designed.