Stephen Ministry: Help, Hope, Healing.
We all experience challenges in life, times when we could benefit from care and support. Stephen Ministers can provide the emotional and spiritual care you may need when faced with a problem or life challenge. 

Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received extensive training to provide high quality Christian care to individuals who are concerned about a life situation. They listen to, care about, pray with, support and encourage you. They will be there with you when you experience a separation or divorce, the loss of a loved one, unemployment, illness, discouragement, loneliness or any other challenge you may face. 

This is a non-professional confidential ministry offered to the congregation and the community. People receiving this support are matched with a Stephen Minister of the same gender. The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with the Stephen Minister remains private.

Our active Stephen Ministers are: Larry Anderson, Paul Browning, Karen Colbourn, Deb Dusseau, Dave Gould, John Hall, Bev Jones, Sallie King.


Stephen Leaders, in addition to their Stephen Minister training, have received further instruction in this ministry. Working as a team with the pastor, they support and provide continuing education for Stephen Ministers.

Our Stephen Leaders are: Deb Browning, Dave Gould, Maureen Kartchner and Betty Knoche.


If you feel you could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, and want to have a confidential conversation about that care, please call: Stephen Minister Referral Coordinator, Dave Gould, at 207-467-5240 or Pastor Kristin at 480-460-1025 or send an confidential email to stephenministry@desertfoothills.org.  

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