St. Stephen Ministry

The Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one lay caring, pastoral ministry that equips and empowers lay caregivers, called Stephen Ministers after the first Christian martyr, to provide empathetic, confidential, Christ-centered care to parishioners and people in the community who are experiencing challenges in life.  The ministry is composed of three main groups: Stephen Leaders who recruit, train and guide Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministers who, under the supervision of Stephen Leaders, minister to those in crisis. Care receivers who receive emotional and spiritual support and care from trained Stephen Ministers.

For more information on Stephen Ministries at St Mary’s, please contact Rev. Amy Slater.