Stephen Ministry

Bringing God’s healing love to people in need. This confidential, Christian caregiving is a vital part of our mission to minister to those who are struggling with difficult life events.

Stephen Ministers are laypeople who have received fifty hours of training and are ready to provide one-to-one Christ-centered care. Each Stephen Minister typically has one care-receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week for about an hour. Although God alone is the one who takes broken individuals and makes them whole, we will walk with these people for as long as we are needed.

Are you a potential care-receiver? Are you or your family member:

  • Hospitalized
  • Terminally ill
  • New to the community
  • Grieving
  • Homebound
  • Experiencing a job crisis
  • Aging or elderly
  • Disabled
  • Needing the support of a friend
  • Facing a life transition
  • Coping with divorce
  • Expecting or adopting a child
  • Struggling with faith in God
  • Experiencing loneliness


The Marble Collegiate Church’s Stephen Ministry will provide a Confidential, Christian, Caregiving ministry by walking alongside those in need, to a place of hope and healing.


Marble Collegiate Church’s Stephen Ministry’s goal is to bring God’s healing love to people in need, inspiring each to become the individuals God created us to be.


Marble Collegiate Church’s Stephen Ministry Program values:

  • Active Listening
  • Christian Caregiving
  • Commitment
  • Compassion
  • Confidentiality
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Growth
  • Prayer
  • Trust

For more information or to connect with a Stephen Minister, email: or contact Rev. Susanah Wade or Judy Tulin, at (212) 686-2770.

When referring a friend or family member, please receive their permission for a contact to be made. All calls, meetings, and information are kept strictly confidential. Please note that there are some situations that are not appropriate for this type of care-receiving relationship, therefore we cannot guarantee a Stephen Minister to everyone who requests one.

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If you are interested in being considered for Stephen Ministry here at Marble:
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The Stephen Leaders will review your application and contact you. All applications are held in strictest confidence.