Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry provides confidential, one-to-one emotional and spiritual care to people experiencing a transition or difficult time in life, such as a birth, death of a loved one, parenting struggles, marriage, divorce, empty nest, job change or illness. Stephen Ministers have received 50 hours of training, along with continuing education and supervision, and confidentially meet individually with care receivers throughout the community to listen, encourage, pray and be present, for as long as care is needed.

Ways to Get Involved:

• If you are going through a transition or difficult time, don’t go through it alone. Contact Lori Halbur to start the process of being matched with a Stephen Minister.

• If you know others who are struggling, talk to them about Stephen Ministry and encourage them to take the first steps to start a caring relationship.

• If you are interested in serving as a Stephen Minister, contact Sally Mattison to express your interest in joining the next training class.


Lori Halbur, referrals coordinator, to request care.

Sally Mattison, team lead and training coordinator.

Cyndi Schulenburg, supervision coordinator.

Click here for more information about Stephen Ministry as a national ministry.