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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are volunteers who offer confidential Christian care to those who seek prayerful, emotional support to deal with stress, grief, life transitions or other concerns. They offer empathetic listening, unconditional positive regard, and other resources and referrals as needed. St. Francis’ Stephen Ministry is part of a worldwide caregiving network.

  • How do I receive care through Stephen Ministry
    If you would like to receive pastoral care from a Stephen Minister, please contact Kathleen Owen at


  • How could I become a Stephen Minister?
    Stephen Ministers commit to 50 hours of initial training. After that, ministers take part in ongoing supervision and education twice a month during a two-year ministry commitment. If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister please complete the application form.

Completed forms can be deposited into the gold mailbox on the wall by the receptionists desk addressed to Kathleen Owen or print and then scan your form and email it to Kathleen Owen at