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Stephen Ministry

Creating Pathways to Christ’s Healing
Through One-on-One Caring Relationships

Have you experienced great loss or loneliness and need someone to walk with you through this difficult time? Stephen Ministry is here for you. 

So always trust the Lord
because he is forever our mighty rock.

– Isaiah 26:4 –

Stephen Ministers Care for People Facing

Tough Times

We all experience difficulties in life, but there’s no need to carry your burden alone. Caring Stephen Ministers from our congregation are specially trained to help those experiencing life’s difficulties such as:

  • Grieving the death of a loved one
  • Dealing with divorce or separation
  • Hospitalized or recovering from hospitalization
  • Coping with or caring for someone with a chronic or terminal illness
  • Unemployed or in a job crisis
  • Newly disabled or caring for an ill or disabled family member
  • Moving or relocating
  • Adjusting to a birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • Transitioning into retirement
  • Dealing with the crisis of aging
  • Facing any other type of crisis or life transition

How Stephen Ministry Works

Our Stephen Ministry offers one-on-one Christian-based care and support to both congregation members and nonmembers. Those in need are partnered with their own Stephen Minister and typically meet once a week for about an hour. The Stephen Minister listens with care, attentiveness, respect and a nonjudgmental attitude. These caring relationships last as long as the need persists —perhaps only a month or two in the case of someone who is dealing with a temporary setback, or possibly a year or more when someone is going through a more significant crisis or transition.

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remains strictly confidential.

Meet Our Stephen Ministry Team

(Pictured left to right) Front Row: Lois Honigfeld and Mikey Knotts. Back Row: Pam Wood, Marnie Kaller, and Jim Wood.


Lois Honigfeld, Rev. Audrey Webber, Jim Wood, and Michele Yampolsky.


Emily Campbell, Mary Dykstra, Linda Fairchild, Marnie Kaller, Mikey Knotts, Amie Lee, Rich Schwartz, Pam Wood.

Past Ministers

Pat Cunningham, Susan Redgate, Lena Fermani, and Ruth VanDerpoel.

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