What is a Stephen Minister?

 Grief over the death of a loved one can make everyday living all consuming. The holidays can be especially difficult. Christ the king – St. Francis Stephen Ministry team is considering presenting a seminar called “Coping with the Holidays” sponsored by HOSPICE of Michigan. If you, or you know someone who could use this type of support please contact Laura Thebo at 231-823-9003- or laurathebo@gmail.com.

A Stephen Minister is a caring, sharing lay person who through special training reaches out a supporting hand and listening ear to those who are grieving, ill, lonely or experiencing other stresses in their life. This is done in a confidential one-on-one setting. A Stephen Minister is commissioned by our parish and works hand in hand with our priest. Our purpose is to support our parish family in difficult times and to let them know they are not alone.


If you would like more information on what it is to be a Stephen Minister,  Sue Wahmhoff at 231-823-2864