stephenministryStephen Ministry expands the care St. Mark can offer by equipping and organizing lay members to provide Christian care. This gives us a larger pool of people with the gifts, skills and calling to bring Christ’s love and care to those who most need it.

Stephen Ministry provides one-to-one confidential care to anyone who wishes to receive it and offers training and on-going support to those who desire to serve as Christian caregiver. While the majority of this Christian caregiving is from church member to church member, they are available to provide support to anyone in the community.

Some of those whom Stephen Ministries walk beside are: those who are hospitalized, terminally ill, bereaved, in a job crisis, home-bound, lonely, going through divorce, new church members, new mothers, persons who are looking for a caring, Christian friend.

Our active St Mark Stephen Ministers:  Helen Berger, Janet Dusch, Marti Fruechte, Debbie Hames, Marie Holt, Bob Lienemann, Kay Merz, Bette Nuzum, Missy Reiter, Jean Steward, Gail Wagner

Caring, Committed People Needed!

Is God calling you to participate in this ministry? Do you have a desire to pass on to others the love that God has shown you? You will find that being a Stephen Minister will not only be helpful to others, but it will be one of the most fulfilling and joyful experiences that you have ever had.  Stephen Ministry was featured on PBS’ Faith and Ethics television news program.

Watch this 8 minute video feature about Stephen Ministry online on the PBS web site.

Stephen Ministry has been in operation at St. Mark for over 20 years. In order to continue and expand this ministry of care we offer training classes throughout the year.

Please contact the Church office at (636) 394-2233 if you would like more information.