Stephen Ministers


How does Stephen Ministry assist Pastors?

While pastors usually offer crisis care at the time of death and funeral, for example, they often find it difficult to provide adequate follow-up care because of time constraints. Lay persons, on the other hand, want to offer care but may not know how. The Stephen Series equips these lay persons to turn their desire into practical help. This helps ensure that necessary follow-up care happens.

Stephen Ministers are caring Christian friends who listen, understand, accept, and pray with care receivers who are working through a crisis or a tough time.

Stephen Leaders

We have five Stephen Leaders who oversee our Stephen Ministry. They recruit, select, train, organize, identify people in need of care, and match them with a Stephen Minister.

Our Stephen Leaders are: Dave Dickey, Eleanor Gingerich, Joyce Goertzen, Barb Johnson, Chad Peterson, and Wendy Bergen

How do I get started as a Stephen Minister?

Begin by emailing our Stephen Leader Coordinator at

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