We all experience challenges in life - times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty, such as -
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce of separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement     
  • Spiritual crises
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • And many more.
Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received 50 hours of training to minister to people experiencing a crisis or going through a difficult time in life. Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remains private.

If you could benefit from the confidential, one-to-one care and support of a Stephen Minister, or if you know someone else - perhaps a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative - who could benefit from Stephen Ministry, please contact one of our pastors, or the church office at 618-632-2354. 
Stephen Ministry Leads - Margaret Finley & Mike Mobley
Trained Stephen Ministers
Jean AlbrechtSylvia AnshusJoan Boyko
Linda KahleyRon DormerGordon Finley
Linda GruchalaJulie GulleyLinda Ivins

Cathy Knowlton