Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers have gifts of compassion, patience, faith, mercy and encouragement.  If you have these gifts or would like to know more about the Stephen Ministry, attend one of the sessions listed below.  Information sessions are being held in the Faith Formation Center, 8th grade classroom .  

Wednesday November 7, 2018    7 – 9 PM

Tuesday December 4, 2018     7 – 9 PM



Stephen Ministry

856-767-4386  (attached to confidential voicemail)


Mission Statement

Our Stephen Ministry exists to serve God by bringing Christ’s healing love to hurting people,
no matter their religious affiliation, by providing one-to-one, confidential Christian care
to those experiencing life’s challenges and difficulties.

What is Stephen Ministry?

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ”

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.  Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers –
Stephen Ministers – to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

What is a Stephen Minister?

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 are frequently called “after people”.

“After People”

After People

To read about Stephen Ministry in Catholic Churches:

Finding God Amid Loss

Holy Infant Parish Embraces Stephen Ministry

Catholic Voice

25 Years of Stephen Ministry

Welcome New Stephen Leaders 2018: Deacon Al and Donna La Monaca


Stephen Minister Training at Christ the Redeemer Parish

“The Best 50 Hours of Training You’ll Ever Experience!”

Here’s what Stephen Ministers frequently say that about their training:

  • Stephen Minister training teaches principles and skills that equip you to provide high-quality, Christ-centered emotional and spiritual care to others.
  • You gain insight into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of people who are hurting.
  • You develop relational and caring skills you can apply to all aspects of your life.
  • You deepen your faith as the Holy Spirit fashions you into a Christ-centered caregiver.
  • You feel a special bond with those in your class—experiencing real Christian community.
  • Stephen Minister training is a lot of fun!

 “Read a Story of caring

  “A Stephen Minister Story

For more information and videos:

Stephen Leaders:

Ms. Sally Rensch:

Mrs. Donna LaMonaca:

Deacon Al LaMonaca:

856-767-4386  (attached to confidential voicemail)