Stephen Ministry

Life brings lots of surprises! Happy events (weddings, a new baby, a new job) can sometimes be as stressful as the sadder times (illness, loss of a loved one, financial struggles, bering forced to move or downstairs). At all these challenging times, a Stephen Minister can offer the listening attention, care and support that makes all the difference.

Stephen Ministry has been an active part of Pastoral Care at Emmanuel for over 30 years. Stephen Ministers are fellow Christians who are trained and supervised in confidential, one-to-one care. The Stephen Minister meets with his/her Care Receiver on a regular schedule, usually once a week, as long as there is a need. The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remain confidential. Care receivers don't have to be members of Emmanuel.

If you would like to consider having a Stephen Minister meet with you, contact one of the leaders: Sue Holt (706-248-0517,, and Debra Harden (706-540-4263,








Last Published: April 15, 2019 2:31 PM