Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Stephen Ministry: What it is & How it Helps

 Stephen Ministers offer one-on-one, distinctively Christian care, which looks like:

  • a weekly one-hour visit
  • referrals to mental health resources
  • prayer and Christian support

 All of our Stephen Ministers have received 50 hours of intensive training in many helping skills.

Stephen Ministers are not:

  • professional counselors or psychologists
  • ordained ministers
  • equipped to provide physical services such as baby-sitting, preparing meals, or transportation
  • experts in law, finance, or health care

Stephen Ministry is a ministry of presence and active listening. For more information about Stephen Ministry, have a look around the official website.

To inquire about receiving a Stephen Minister, email Pastor Thomas at


Upcoming Stephen Ministry Events:

Saturday, October 14th: Stephen Ministry Network Covered Dish Supper; 6:00 pm at Couri Hall, Jesse Lee Church. Join us as we break bread with Stephen Ministers from across our parish network.


Stephen Ministry at Jesse Lee Memorial UMC ….
       part of an international Christian caring ministry