Stephen Ministry

Everyone experiences challenges in life—times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide that support by offering one-to-one Christian care to people experiencing a wide range of life struggles and crises.

Our Savior’s has been a Stephen Ministry congregation since 1988, offering support to almost 600 people in need of a listening friend. More than 350 lay volunteers have gone through the 50 hours of in-class Stephen Ministry training in that time, and more than 300 of them have been commissioned as Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministry continues to be a vital part of OSL’s Caring Ministries program.

Stephen Ministers meet as often as needed with their care-receivers, praying with and for them, listening to their concerns, and offering them the support and encouragement they need in difficult times.
If you are going through a difficult time, or know someone who is, and would like to know more about receiving the support of a Stephen Minister—or if you wish to learn how you could be part of OSL’s Stephen Ministry team—contact Pr. Timothy Lemme (336-2942, ext. 19, or or Stephen Ministry Director Deb Harlan (336-2942, ext. 48, or

See what a difference Stephen Ministry can make in your life!
Stephen Ministry Training
In January, Our Savior’s will begin training people to become Stephen Ministers. If you would like to explore serving people through Stephen Ministry, talk with Pr. Tim Lemme, or 336-2942, ext.19.
View care-receivers’ stories
at the Stephen Ministries website.