A Blessing To You:

May God's overwhelming love provide comfort for a heart that is heavy.
May God's overwhelming love provide peace for a fearful mind.
May God's overwhelming love provide strength for a hurting body.
May God's overwhelming love provide salvation for a lost soul.
May your heart, body, mind and soul feel God's overwhelming love!

Here to give you

love and support!


What is a
Stephen Minister?

Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care and support at no charge to people experiencing life issues such as:

  • • depression and loneliness
  • • terminal illness
  • • aging and disability
  • • infertility, birth and adoption
  • • spiritual crisis
  • • grief and divorce

Since 1975, the Stephen Ministries Organization, based in St. Louis, Missouri, has helped more than 13,000 congregations implement Stephen Ministry. They have trained over 600,000 people. These congregations represent more than 190 denominations and come from all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and 30 other countries. St. Lorenz has been a part of this ministry since 1988 and has over 55 members from our congregation.

Hear more about what it takes to be a Stephen Minister

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our mission

Restoring lives

This YouTube video helps explain more about our Ministry.

I need help.

Let us help turn tears into smiles. At some points in life, everyone faces periods of crisis, transition, or difficulty. During these times people can receive HOPE from a Stephen Ministry relationship. Your Stephen Minister meets with you confidentially, one to one and will faithfully listen, empathize, pray with and for you, and encourage you with Christ's love and care.

No matter what you are struggling with, please feel free to contact us now.


Hours Stephen Ministers invested with their Care Receiver last year.


Our conversation could be the key
to someone's happiness

You might ask yourself, how do I introduce the Stephen Ministry to someone? First, pray for God to bless your conversation with this person. Then speak to this person about considering the support of a highly-trained, non-clergy care person, reminding them that it is a completely confidential conversation and requires no commitment. They can find out what we do and ask questions. Ask for their permission for you to contact a Stephen Leader or lead them to this website. We can be contacted in a variety of ways.


Galatians 6:2

Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one ministry by highly trained, caring, non-clergy people who have responded to Christ's call to... "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."

Thessalonians 5:11

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, as indeed you are doing."

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.""


Contact Info

We meet with you one-on-one, where ever you feel comfortable. With over 65 Stephen Ministers who are willing and trained to help, you can feel confident that you will be matched with someone to help you with your specific needs at no cost.

Pastor Shawn Fenske at 989-652-0779
Lynette Weirauch at 989-980-2262
Dennis Weirauch at 989-392-3493