Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministries is a one-to-one lay caring ministry, providing confidential, Christ-centered care for those in crisis. A crisis might be a time of loneliness, unemployment, depression, illness, stress, a move, birth of a child, grief, divorce, etc., which lasts briefly or is prolonged. A Stephen Minister is a congregation member with extensive training who meets weekly with a care receiver for as long as needed.

Stephen Ministries is not counseling, it’s caring.

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Rev. Dr. Steven Miller

Associate Pastor of Care Ministries

Steve grew up in Palos Verdes in a church-going family. After coming to Christ in high school, Steve said yes to the Lord’s leading which took him to ministry in the Sierra mountains, New Jersey and the USSR. Steve graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S.; Princeton Seminary with an M.Div.; and Fuller Seminary with his D. Min. Steve is happily married to Mende and is excited about his two wonderful kids, Joshua and Hannah Rae, as they spring board from college at Whitworth. When not at church you can find Steve working in the garden, hiking in the hills, making something with wood, or watching soccer.