Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are trained lay people commissioned by our congregation to serve in one-on-one confidential caring ministry. At St. Paul's, we have numerous Stephen Ministers actively offering support to individuals within our church and community.


Stephen Ministers provide effective care alongside those who are experiencing hospitalization, terminal illness, confinement to the home, job loss, life transitions, separation or divorce, birth or adoption, loneliness and depression, grief, struggles with God and many other of life's difficulties.

If you or someone you know is need of a Stephen Minister, or you would like to learn more about the St. Paul's program, contact Rev. Claire Matheny at the church: (301) 933-7933 or

Click here for an example referral form. 

For an example application to become a Stephen Minister, click here

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