Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations.

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

Click here to go to the national Stephen Ministry website.

Looking for a Stephen Minister?
Want to talk with someone one on one?
Need someone to walk alongside you through troubled times?
Have questions about if Stephen Ministry is right for you?


Contact: Dave Moore, 757.351.3413


Contact: Sue Shepheard, 757.481.4108


2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:15pm, Rm S201

Come meet our Stephen Ministers and find out more about the ministry. If you feel that you are being called to join this ministry, you are especially invited to be present. All are welcome!

To see details on a specific session, click HERE to go to our Event Calendar


People often ask, “What exactly is a Stephen Minister?” One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the After People.
Stephen Ministers are there:
. . . after the phone call you hoped you’d never get.
. . . after the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions you’ve held at bay come crashing in on you.
. . . after the relationship falls apart and the bottom falls out of your life.
. . . after the doctor says, “I’m sorry, but there’s nothing more we can do.”
. . . after the nursing home director shakes your hand and says, “Welcome to your new home.”
. . . after the last child honks the horn, waves, and drives away—and the house suddenly seems empty.
. . . after the gavel comes down, the handcuffs go on, and your loved one is led away.
. . . after the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever dreamed possible.
. . . after you find a pink slip with your final paycheck.
. . . after your family and friends have heard your story one too many times, but you still need to talk it out.
Stephen Ministers are the After People. They are ready to come alongside you—or your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or relatives—and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed.
Copyright © 2016 by Stephen Ministries St. Louis. All rights reserved. Representatives of a congregation have permission to photocopy this document for use within their congregation to build support for Stephen Ministry.