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Stephen Ministry

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Galatians 6:2

Stephen Ministers: The After People


People often ask, “What exactly is a Stephen Minister?”  Stephen Ministers are:

  • members of the congregation that have received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care. 

  • their role is to listen, care, pray and encourage.


One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the After People.

Stephen Ministers are there:

… after  the phone call you hoped you would never get.

… after  the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions you held at bay come crashing in on you.

… after  the doctor says, “I am sorry, but there’s nothing more we can do."

… after  the nursing home director shakes your hand and says, “Welcome to your new home.”

… after  the last child honks the horn, waves, and drives away – and the house is suddenly empty.

… after  the last child you find the pink slip with your final paycheck.

… after  your family and friends have heard your story one too many times, but you still need to talk it out.

… they are ready to come alongside you – your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or relatives – and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed.

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is an offering of St. Catherine's in which trained and supervised lay persons provide one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and the community. 

The St. Catherine's Stephen Ministry Team
Who to Contact if You Would Like to Receive Care From a Stephen Minister?
  • Mother Sarah

  • Chris Potter (404-376-7430)

If you would like more information about Stephen Ministry or are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister contact one of the Stephen Minister leaders:

  • Chris Potter (404-376-7430)

  • Terri Gabrielson (770-366-0066)

  • Natalie Whitlow (770-998-1259)

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