Pastoral Care

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Pastoral Care Visitors

These are trained individuals from Living Hope who will make anywhere from 1 to 3 visits to a person in need of support. The role of the pastoral care visitor is to be a listening ear, offer spiritual encouragement and be an encouraging presence to those going through difficulties. This may include a hospital visit or a visit to a person’s home. We encourage men to visit men and women to visit women. If you are in need of a pastoral care visitor, please call the church at (705) 740-9293.

Critical Care Elder

Our critical care elder is Mark Mertick. Mark gives leadership to our pastoral care visitors and also makes visits as they are needed. You can contact Mark at 705-876-6191, 705-957-8737 or email at .

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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, job loss, loneliness, disability, relocation, and other life difficulties. If you are in need of care, a Stephen Leader (a leader within the ministry) will contact you to become more familiar with your situation and answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in having a Stephen Minister (a person who provides pastoral care to you), arrangements will be made for you to meet with them. You will meet (or be in contact) about once a week and the relationship will last as long, or short, as you like. If you are interested in either receiving care or becoming a Stephen Minister, please contact the church at (705) 740-9293.

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