Who Is Involved?

Stephen Leaders are the ones who oversee and direct this ministry. Pastor Steve, Trish Tangman, and Laberta Otte are the Stephen Leaders. Stephen Ministers are the caregivers. They have engaged in 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving including topics such as listening, feelings, boundaries and using Christian resources within a caregiving relationship. Care Receivers are the recipients of Stephen Ministers’ care. They are people from the congregation or community who are experiencing divorce, grief, loss of any kind, loneliness, or any of a number of other life difficulties. Stephen Ministers usually meet with their care receivers once a week for about an hour for as long as the care receiver will benefit by the relationship.

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