Struggling to cope?

We can help.

Stephen Ministry

Bear one another’s burdens,
and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

(Galatians 6:2, nrsv)

At any point in life our burdens can become too great to bear alone. And these burdens might require more than the care of friends and family. 

This is where a trained Stephen Minister can come alongside to help. Stephen Ministers are trained to provide high quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting or overwhelmed by the burdens of life. 

You don’t need to carry your burdens alone. If you — or someone you know — might benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister please contact Deacon Joy Unger.

What is a Stephen Minister?

Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or nearly any other type of crisis situation.

Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 13,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers.

Who is a care receiver?

Learn about some stories from care receivers.

Who are Stephen Ministers?

Meet our All Souls’ Stephen Ministers.

Coming Alongside

Sailors from ancient times have been plying the waters in the South Pacific islands with outriggers — canoes that use bamboo booms as stabilizers.

It’s a good image for Stephen Ministry. Stephen Ministers come alongside — to provide stability and ballast to care receivers going through rough waters.

We hope you’ll get in touch if it would be helpful to have someone come alongside you.