Stephen Ministry

CHRIST CARING * FOR PEOPLE * THROUGH PEOPLE

We Care.  We are Here to Help the people of our parish and our community.  We are here to Walk with you through distress or sadness.

WHO WE ARE

We are ordinary people like you who have been trained to listen and support others.  We have had a variety of experiences in our personal and professional lives.  We have all had experiences in our lives that were difficult.  The grace of God helped us to recover and get through our troubles.

WHY WE EXIST

Often its hard to see God’s grace when you are going through life, especially when there is stress or loneliness.  Let us help you!

WHAT WE DO

We meet with you regularly (usually weekly) and listen to your concerns.  What is discussed is completely confidential.  When you want, we’ll pray with you or for you.  We will support you for as long as you need us.  This can be short or long term.

WHY MIGHT SOMEONE REQUEST A STEPHEN MINISTER

A few examples……….Loneliness – A new diagnosis (for you or a loved one) – The birth or adoption of a child – Losing a family member or a friend – An empty nest – Questions about God’s role in your life – Retirement – Loss of job – Relocation – Wondering if God is there – Adult children returning home.

HOW WE BEGIN

You will contact one of the Stephen Ministry leaders.  The leader will meet with you to discuss the suitability of our program for your situation.  Women will be matched with women; men will be matched with men.

If you think you might like someone to listen to you and pray with you, please call us!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT US?  Contact Stephen Ministry Leaders:  Barb Lohouse at 748-8149 or Michelle Peter at 727-1757.