What is a Stephen Minister ?

Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation.

Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 13,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers.

How can a Stephen Minister help you?

Take a moment and review the real life testimonials from people who were helped by the (national) Stephen Minister program.  These are just a few examples of how the St Mark Stephen Ministers can assist you.  


To request help from a Stephen Minister, or to find out about becoming one, please contact the Church Office  (847) 356-8140.

Please reach out to any member of our team.


Here is the St Mark Stephen Ministry Leadership Team:


Judy Dunfrund
John Florip
Marilyn Florip
Carin Kveton
Deb Zuchowski

Starting Thursday, January 12, 2023, the St. Mark Stephen leaders will be conducting training classes for future Stephen Ministers.


For additional information regarding this training session, you can contact the Church Administrator.  Please call (847) 356-8140.