Stephen Ministry


Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. They meet on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support. Men are paired with men; women with women. Those who are bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocating, or facing a crisis or life change are compassionately cared for and encouraged during this challenge in life.

What is a Stephen Minister?

Find a Stephen Minister

To be connected with one of confidential and trained Stephen Ministers, please contact Elder Dick Tumpes: 520-577-2321 or email 

Become a Stephen Minister 


We offer a series of training classes for Stephen Ministers once a year. It takes 50 hours to complete this training during a 14 week period.  Anyone who has a heart for the hurting and is willing to work one on one to provide quality Christian care is welcome to apply to be a Stephen Minister.

OUR NEXT 14 Week TRAINING BEGINS SUNDAY FEB 16, 10:10 am - 12:30 pm.  Materials cost $55.  Please contact Jennifer Bunderle at 615-8500 x 110 or click here to email.