Confidential CareGivers are there for you!

What are Salem CareGivers?

Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry trains lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one
Christian care giving to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

A Salem CareGiver Is…

  • A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
  • A person with gifts for caregiving, who was carefully selected to serve in this role
  • A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
  • A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages
  • Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need

You Can Help Our Stephen Ministry's CareGivers

You play an important role in the Stephen Ministry CareGiving at Salem. Here’s what you can do:

  • Pray for God to bring hope and healing to hurting people through our caregiving.
  • Accept care from a CareGiver during your time of need. God doesn’t expect you to bear your burdens alone.
  • Tell a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative who is hurting about our CareGivers.
  • If you are a good listener and a compassionate person, prayerfully consider becoming a Salem CareGiver.

Stephen Leaders Are…

Trained leaders in our congregation who oversee and direct our team of CareGivers.

  • If you – or someone you know – could benefit from the care of a Salem CareGiver
  • If you are interested in possibly becoming a Salem CareGiver…
  • If you have any other questions about Salem's CareGiving…

                                               … talk with one of our Stephen Leaders.

Salem’s Stephen Leaders:

Pastor Pingel (824-2787), Rich Landseadel (308-6405), Mark Johnson (822-1262), and 
Dayle Huber (822-5565)


Salem's CareGivers Provide Confidential Caregiving for People Facing Tough Times

We all experience challenges in life – times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Salem's CareGivers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty, such as –

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crises
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • A terminal illness


Stephen Ministries Headquarters is located in St. Louis

Stephen Ministries is a not-for-profit Christian educational organization based in St. Louis, 
Missouri. Founded in 1975, Stephen Ministries provides training and resources to thousands of congregations and organizations worldwide. Log on to www.stephenministries.org 
or call (314) 428-2600 to learn more.