Stephen Ministry
“I was sick and you took care of me” –Matthew 25: 36

Christ caring for people through people

The Stephen Ministry Series

The Stephen Ministry Series is a complete system for training and organizing lay people to provide ONE-TO-ONE Christian care to hurting people in and around the St. Paul’s congregation.

  • The Stephen Ministry is Christ centered.
  • The Stephen Ministry is always about finding people who want to listen and care for other people.
  • The Stephen Ministry will equip a Stephen Minister for the work they are to do.
  • The Stephen Ministry will support all Stephen Ministers through faith, sharing and love.
  • All conversations between the Stephen Minister and the care receiver are confidential. (We follow the HIPAA privacy and security provisions.)

If a Stephen Minister can care for you by listening, praying and encouraging you during your time of need, please call St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 615-790-0527 and ask to speak to one of our Priests or Fred Warner or email  All conversations are strictly confidential.

The Stephen Ministry class of 2020 will begin in September, and will be following the COVID-19 medical requirements. Masks and social distancing will be enforced as well as other guidelines specified by the CDC during the training classes. As long as the CDC requirements are in force, personal contact with your care receiver is not necessary. FaceTime, phoning, messaging, texting, social distancing and/or other means of communications are suggested.

If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister or you have additional questions about the Stephen Ministry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, please contact Reverend Monna Mayhall ( or 615-790-0527) or Fred Warner (