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What is Stephen Ministry?


Pastors will always be on the front lines of care, especially during times of crisis.  But there are always many more needs for ongoing, one-to-one care than pastors can effectively meet by themselves.


Stephen Ministry provides a thoroughly biblical solution-equipping God's people for ministry. Gifted laypeople (non-pastors) receive training to support and extend the care that pastors continue to provide.


Stephen Ministers reach out with God's love to people who are hurting-congregation members and nonmembers alike.


Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry.  The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephem Minister remain private.


A Stephen Minister Is...

  • A child of God who walks beside someone who is hurting.
  • A congregation member who is carefully selected to serve in this role because of his or her caregiving gifts.
  • A layperson (non-pastor) with 50 hours of training in providing high-quality, distinctively Christian care.
  • A caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages.
  • Someone who meets faithfully each week with his or her care receiver for as long as there's a need.

Stephen Minister Leaders at First Presbyterian

  • Pris Peterson, 728-6319

  • Tom Newman, 728-1347

  • Debbie Douglass, 460-0595
  • Bill Kramp, 430-2600

  • Susan Sapp, 787-5687

If you or someone you know could benefit from the support of a Stephen Minister, contact a Stephen Minister Leader for more information.

April 19, 2018

Sunday Worship

Sunday School 8:45-9:30 am

Worship Service 10:00 am


Office Hours


8:00 am-4:30 pm


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