Stephen Ministry


Help, Hope, Healing
Christian Caregiving

Stephen Ministers are here to serve as a Christian friend, who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages… for as long as the need exists.

Who Might Benefit?
Times arise in all our lives when we may need the care and compassion of another person. As a Christian friend, a Stephen Minister can provide encouragement and support to help others through difficult times, which could include:

  • Personal or family struggles and stresses
  • Serious illness
  • Grieving after a death
  • Losing a job
  • Separation or divorce
  • Loneliness or discouragement

To learn more about Stephen Ministry and how it can help you or someone you know, visit their website, or call Vickie Gayed at 260-356-2462 or email

Who We Are
Stephen Ministers are trained laypeople who meet one-to-one on a regular basis with a person of the same gender. A Stephen Minister’s role is to listen and be supportive while remaining non-judgmental and confidential.