Stephen Ministers are:
Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, encourage, pray and walk alongside you during difficult times.
Stephen Ministers are church friends who are ready to care for you.
To receive the care of a WMPC Stephen Minister, contact Lisa Hebacker or any of the pastors.
Stephen Ministers are trained and supervised in their care-giving. Prior to enrolling in the 50-hour training program, a potential Stephen Minister must complete an application (see Forms, below) and an interview with the Stephen Ministry leadership team. Upon successful completion of these steps a candidate is enrolled in our church-sponsored Stephen Ministry training program. Caring individuals from within WMPC and the surrounding community participate in leading our training. Upon completion of the training, new Stephen Ministers are commissioned to serve and begin their two-year commitment to one-on-one caregiving. To explore becoming a WMPC Stephen Minister, contact Lisa Hebacker or anyone wearing a blue Stephen Ministry badge.
Stephen Ministry has welcomed a new class of church members who will become Stephen Ministers upon conclusion of their training. The training class began with an Opening Retreat held on Friday evening, January 4 and Saturday, January 5. Regular training sessions began on January 7 and will continue every Monday night through April. The Closing Retreat will be held on Saturday, April 27, and Commissioning of the new class of Stephen Ministers is scheduled for Sunday, April 28th.
Stephen Ministry continuing education sessions are held year-round on first and third Monday evenings. Continuing education is intended to support active Stephen Ministers in their caring activities, but there is much to learn for us all. These continuing education sessions can help all of us to sharpen our caring skills; and caring skills are useful in all life situations. Anyone interested is welcome to attend this continuing education. Contact Ginger Neustadt to learn about upcoming continuing education topics.
Leadership Coordinator: Anne Simons
Links Coordinator: Blair Hughes
Supervision Coordinator: Cheryl Maher
Continuing Education Coordinator: Ginger Neustadt
Publicity & Recruitment Coordinators: Ginger Neustadt, Lillian Poole
Training Coordinators: Betsy Morrison, Lillian Poole, Betsy Thompson,
Congregational Care: Lillian Poole
Stephen Ministry Forms
Contact Record Sheet
Link Status Report
Check-In Statement (2 options):
Stephen Ministry Check-In Statement
WMPC Check-In Statement
In Depth Report (2 options):
Christian Care Report
Sabbatical Request Form