Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).

Stephen Ministers

The Stephen Ministry Program at Calvary United Methodist Church equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian, one-on-one, confidential care to people going through tough times.  Stephen Ministers are lay persons who have received 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving covering such topics as listening, feelings, boundaries, confidentiality, and using Christian resources in caregiving.  In addition, Stephen Ministers meet twice monthly for supervision and continuing education.

Care Receivers

Care receivers are people who receive care from a Stephen Minister.  These are people going through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.

How to get connected to a Stephen Minister

If you or someone you know could benefit from a Stephen Minister, please contact Pastor Michael Marion, 683-3913, or Referrals Coordinator, Michael Farkas, 744-0836, or complete the Care Request Form.  We wish to reiterate all matters pertaining to Stephen Ministry are strictly confidential.   All Stephen Ministry relationships are paired women-to-women, and men-to-men.

Care Request Form

How to become a Stephen Minister

If you would like more information about becoming a Stephen Minister at Calvary, please contact one of our Stephen Minister Leaders below, check out answers to frequently asked questions, or connect to the Stephen Ministries St. Louis website.

Stephen Ministry Leadership at Calvary

Pastor Michael Marion:  683-3913

Linda Wyatt:  259-1868

Larry Wyatt:  687-3674

Shari Borger:  651-6318

Dixie Brown:  634-0479

Michael Farkas: 744-0836

Frequently Asked Questions

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