Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one ministry to someone who is hurting. It is quiet, confidential, compassionate, and provides a listening witness to the caring presence of Christ and His community.
Stephen Ministers are laypersons of Trinity Cathedral selected, trained and supervised to provide effective, compassionate care. All Stephen Ministers receive an initial 50 hours of training, before being assigned a Care Receiver with whom they meet once a week for about an hour. Stephen Ministers also meet twice per month for supervision, support and continuing education. This is done in an environment of complete confidentiality. The names of Care Receivers are never mentioned. Stephen Ministers make a two-year commitment to the program.