Stephen Ministry



Stephen Ministers are members of St. Patrick Parish who provide one-on-one Christian care to individuals experiencing a personal loss or difficulty.

Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of training and are commissioned at the completion of that training. As lay ministers, they visit their care receivers regularly, offering support, comfort and prayer. In return, Stephen Ministers receive regular support and supervision along with continuing education and skill development under the guidance of trained Stephen Leaders.
To learn more about this rewarding ministry, or to make a referral please call Carol Velthoven at 248-363-8698, or Karen Bos or the Christian Service Office at 248-698-3100. All calls are confidential.