The Well of Dyersburg is a Christian ministry first organized in 2015. Carolyn Smith Goings, the founder, was aided greatly by numerous others in establishing The Well with a primary focus on radical inclusion and welcome. The Well of Dyersburg is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Grateful Hearts @ The Well is counseling at The Well of Dyersburg.

Rev Dr Carolyn Smith Goings is a Tennessee native who has lived in fourteen states, with most of her adult life in New England. She has pastored a number of congregations and taught college courses in New England and Tennessee. Dr Goings has counseled congregants and community members and served as Chaplain in hospitals, prisons, long-term care facilities, hospice care, and on a college campus. She is a Board-Certified Chaplain and a Certified CPE Supervisor/Educator.

After returning to Dyersburg, her birthplace, Rev Dr Goings continued working in the fields of chaplaincy, teaching, preaching, writing, and counseling.

A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Rev Goings earned a Master of Divinity degree. She completed two degrees from Goddard College: a Bachelor’s in English/Secondary Education and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She earned a PhD from Antioch University in Organizational Leadership focusing on race relations in Christian congregations. She is pursuing additional doctoral studies at Belmont University in Mental Health Counseling: Advanced Clinical Practices.

Dr Goings can be reached at 731-325-9000. Voice messages can be left at that number, which she checks regularly. Dr Goings can also be reached using the Contact form on this website. Expect to receive a response within 24 hours.