Responding to Christ’s commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you,” (John 15:12) First Presbyterian Church of Topeka has an established and robust Stephen Ministry program to care for those in need. Our trained Stephen Ministers provide one-to-one, high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
Ministering is available to those experiencing struggles or rough spots in their life’s journey. The following are examples: loneliness, loss of a spouse or loved one, retirement changes, unemployment, discouragement, childbirth, hospitalization, divorce, grief, terminal illness, being shut-in or questions about God and faith.
You must be 18 years or older to receive care from a Stephen Minister. Women seeking care are paired with women, and men seeking care are paired with men.
Each Stephen Minister has undergone 50 hours of training through Stephen Ministries Saint Louis. Stephen Ministers are also required to take continuing education as well. For confidential support in time of need, please call 785-233-9601.
Who are our Stephen Ministers?
Stephen Leaders: Jane Owen and John Dorsey
Stephen Ministers: Andrea Conlee, Dan Pauls, Carlene Jones, Dottie Crawford, Jerry Foster, Julie Lady, Julie Jensen, Sheryl Daniels, Diane Smith, Pat Dorsey, and Renee Messer.
Stephen Ministry Consultant: Walt Menninger
Stephen Ministry Staff Liaison: Patrick Yancey
Not pictured: Andrea Conlee, Carlene Jones