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The Stephen Ministry Logo represents both the brokenness of life we often experience, and the wholeness that Christ brings through the cross

First Olympia is committed to providing quality Christian care to those who are hurting, and one of the ways we do that is through an active program of caring called Stephen Ministry. We have many lay people in the church who have been carefully trained as Stephen Ministers.

Stephen Ministers work alongside our pastors to care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness or loneliness.  If you have gifts for caring, encouraging, and listening, please begin to prayerfully consider whether you might want to be part of this exciting ministry. If you think you might be interested, talk with one of our Stephen Leaders: Ginger Waite, Cheryl Dale or Ted Dale.

Please contact Cheryl Dale, our referrals coordinator, via the church office at
(360) 943-2661, if you need a referral to a Stephen Minister or know someone in need.