A Stephen Minister is...
* A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
* A congregation member with gifts for caregiving who was carefully selected to serve in this role
* A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
* A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages
* Someone who will "be there" for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there's a need