Stephen Ministry


What Is Stephen Ministry?

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry within Peace Lutheran, and many other congregations.
Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers – called Stephen Ministers – to provide high quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

Who can receive the care of a Stephen Minister?

Care receivers are people – congregation members and others in the community – who receive care from a Stephen Minister. These are people struggling through a difficult time in life: experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.

What if I (or someone I know) could use a Stephen Minister?

To find out if a Stephen Minister is someone you – or someone you love – may need to walk beside you, talk to any of our Stephen Leaders: Marcy Midtaune (, Robyn Hanisch (, or Pastor Renae Boehmer.
You can also fill out our Stephen Ministry form:


All submissions sent to Pastor Renae Boehmer. Check your email for submission receipt – notification may be in a ‘junk’ folder.

Want to know more?

Read this story about one man’s experience as a care receiver:
Read about one Stephen Minister’s experience:

Need more information? Contact Pastor Renae –