Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is now available at Grace Lutheran Church

“Christ caring for people through people.”

Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.

Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 11,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers.

Caregiver's Compass


On Sunday, August 25, 2013, five members of Grace Lutheran were commissioned as Stephen Ministers after completing 50 hours of training from Pastor Brad Soenksen. A special thank you goes out to guest Stephen Ministers Elsie and Jan who provided valuable insight for the trainees.

Pastor Brad, Hans, Rachel, Pat, Linda, John and guest Stephen Minister Jan

Stephen Ministers with cake

Stephen Ministers: Hans, Rachel, Pat, John and Linda