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Stephen Ministry at Redeemer

A Stephen Minister Is….
  • A Stephen Minister is a trained lay member of our congregation who will visit with you weekly, listen and pray with you and for you, offering Christian love and support. These are trained, caring, supportive Christian people who have a desire to be with you in a time of need, crisis or grief.
Do I Really Need Care?
  • Am I confused about events in my life?
  • Do I feel like I have lost control of my life and my problems?
  • Do I doubt God’s presence and love for me?
  • Am I hurting?
  • Do my job worries seem too great to handle? Are they getting me down?
  • Am I feeling lonely? Do I often wish I had someone to share my thoughts with?
  • Have there been changes in my life that have caused readjustments in my lifestyle?
  • Am I having difficulty making decisions and finding answers?
  • Have I recently suffered a loss?
  • Do I ever feel like I just want someone to listen?
Can a Stephen Minister Help Me?
  • "I didn’t know what to expect from my Stephen Minister, but he put me at ease. I had a friend I could trust and who really cared about me. My caregiver showed me how to work things out for myself and patience to let me do it."

  • "When I really needed a friend, my Stephen Minister was there. We cried together sometimes, always prayed together, talked, and now we laugh together."

  • "….I wanted answers and she asked questions. She knew how to see things in a new way and her questions helped me find my own answers. I thought God had forgotten me, but my Stephen Minister helped me grow close to God. She loves me. So does God, So do I."

  • "I wish the whole world was made up of people like my caregiver….Christians with God’s own heart."
Current Stephen Ministers
  •  Jane Christensen

  •  Bill Cochran

  •  Jim Fitzpatrick

  •  Jolene Heining

  •  Bobbi Lewallen

  •  Sue Naessens

  •  Larry Reinartz

  •  Myrna Reinartz, Leader

  •  Ric Thieke, Leader

  •  Barbara Wallskog, Leader

  •  Dave Wood

  •  Pastor Ben Loos, Leader and Spiritual Advisor

Stephen Ministry Contact Info

Who Do I Call or E-Mail?

Pastor Ben Loos
Redeemer Office: 507-289-5147