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 – called Stephen Ministers – to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Stephen Ministry training is held periodically to train new Stephen Ministers for the congregation. If you have a need or you are interested in training, please contact our Minister of Visitation, Michelle Parker-Clark, at (618) 922-3587 or