Immanuel`s Stephen Ministry program began in 2006 with the first commissioning of our Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministers are lay men or women who have been trained to offer distinctively Christian care and support to those in our congregation and community experiencing a crisis concerning their social, emotional, spiritual or other needs. They provide one-to-one care for individuals who are grieving, ill, or experiencing other stresses in their lives. Stephen Ministers are trained and supervised by Stephen Leaders, who are responsible for administering the program in our congregation.
The leadership team consists of Dan Canfield, Barbara
Watkins and Pastor Kamprath.
Meet Barbara Watkins, our newest
Stephen Leader. Following intensive leadership training, Barb was
commissioned as a Stephen Leader in May. She brings extensive leadership
experience and compassion to the program. Barb grew up in the Rolla area and
was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel. As a Synodically trained
teacher/principal, she served schools in
Barb believes that ``God has
called us all into the priesthood of believers for salvation and ministry to
one another. Through
We are pleased that Barb has
joined Dan Canfield as a Stephen Leader, serving in the successful