Stephen Ministry at St. John’s is a vital part of the overall pastoral care ministry. Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one Christian caring ministry for parishioners who are experiencing grief, divorce, loneliness, loss or any other life difficulty. We presently have twelve ministers who receive 50 hours of training and guidance from a trained Stephen Leader. The training provides skills in listening, confidentiality, feelings, maintaining boundaries, crisis theory and practice, and providing Christian care to those in need.
If you are interested in either obtaining a Stephen Minister or learning more about Stephen Ministry, please contact Cricket Mannheimer at 933-0548.
Stephen Ministry at Westminster Oaks
St. John’s also has a contingency from our Stephen Ministers who minister to our parishioners at the Westminister Oaks Retirement Community. Besides visiting and praying for them, these ministers assess needs and bring them back to the clergy for further follow up.