River Glen’s Stephen Ministry provides distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those who are in need of having a Christian “traveling companion” along the journey of life. Stephen Ministers are committed Christian people who express God’s care through their lives to others, and who have received 50 hours of specific training in caring ministry skills and concepts.
Stephen Ministers are committed to preserving the confidential nature of the caring relationship, and participate in regular support and supervision under the guidance of trained Stephen Leaders.
There are times when each of us needs the care of another person – a Christian friend with the gifts and training of a Stephen Minister. The following needs are best met through the ministry offered by a Stephen Minister:
Our Stephen Ministers work together with our pastor(s) to reach more people with Christian care than pastors can reach by themselves. Stephen Ministry identifies our congregation to our community as a place where people’s needs are taken seriously. We have several members in our congregation who are Stephen Ministers: Meg Goodman, Anne Henriksen, Tom Ekin, Bill Johnson, Rich Gorecki, and Cyndi Gorecki.
If you are in need of a Stephen Minister, please contact Stephen Minister Coordinator Nan Diamond at 630-577-7272. All inquiries are treated confidentially.