Stephen ministry


Stephen Ministry is a lay care-giving ministry that supplements pastoral care. The program teaches laypersons to provide one-on-one care for individuals who request support. The confidential care-giver and care-receiver relationship, usually conducted by weekly visits, may continue for months or years. East Woods has both men and women available to meet with you.

Our purpose is to care for those in times of hardship, grief, or other life struggles.
To find out more about Stephen Ministry, you can find their website here.


If you have any interest in this program - as a trained provider or as a 'client' -

please contact our co-ordinator Cynthia Younger (813) 321-9776.