Stephen Ministry

Do you, or a friend, have a problem such as divorce, unemployment, death of a loved one or severe illness? Would you appreciate someone who could help you over one of life's troubling times?

The mission of Saint Mary Help of Christians’ Stephen Ministry is to serve God by bringing Christ’s healing love to hurting people.

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Gal. 6:2

Does this season get you down? Do you have a hard time pretending to be cheerful? Stephen Ministry may be able to help. Stephen Ministers are not counselors or therapists; rather, they are caring Christian friends who offer a listening ear to help others through the tough times in life. Stephen Ministers receive extensive training and are supervised in their ministry. They work, in strict confidentiality with care receivers man with man and woman with woman. See testimonials of people who worked with Stephen Ministers by clicking on the Testimonials link below.


To receive help or to become a trained Stephen Minister please contact the Parish Office at 803.649.4777.

Join Stephens Ministry

To find out more about Stephen MInistry, please talk to one of our priests or contact a Stephen Leader:
Karen Edlund at 803-443-3439
Emily Hanna at 803-221-6978
Mary Ellen Jackson at mjackson@charlestondiocese.org