Stephen Ministers Are There to CareAre you, or someone you know, going through a difficult time—emotionally, spiritually, or relationally?  The Stephen Ministry here at St. Luke is a ministry devoted to helping anyone who is lonely, experiencing a crisis, or simply stressed by everyday life.  No one should ever have to suffer alone. Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers, ready to listen, care for and encourage you, pray with and for you, and provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to help you through whatever it is that you are facing.

To find out more, talk with Paul White, Nancy Lendman, Connie White or the Pastor, or simply call the church and ask about this ministry!

This care is entirely confidential—no one knows the identity of a care receiver except for his or her Stephen Minister and the pastor or Stephen Leader who paired the two together. The care receivers featured here stepped forward willingly to share their stories. Click to see their stories 

A Stephen Minister Is …

  • A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
  • A congregation member with gifts for caregiving, who was carefully selected to serve in this role
  • A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
  • A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages

Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need.