Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a confidential, one-to-one, caring ministry offered to adults in our community who are grieving a loss or facing a life crisis. If you would like to be contacted by one of our Stephen Ministers please call Lee Gullickson at 319-331-5620 or Meliza Wise at 319-351-9297. If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister please call Lee or Meliza.

Celebrating Ten Years of Stephen Ministry at St. Thomas More

Please click here to view 10th Anniversary video

Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020, marks ten years of Stephen Ministry.  St. Thomas More is grateful for the 38 trained parishioners who have given of their time to visit with, pray for, and support 70 care receivers and a number of homebound parishioners.

Stephen Ministry offers confidential, one-to-one Christian care to adults (18 and over) in our community who are going through difficulties, such as: loss of a loved one; hospitalization; divorce or separation; loneliness or discouragement; spiritual crisis; unemployment; terminal or chronic illness; caregiver stress; birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility; relocation; recovery after an accident/disaster.

During this difficult time of social distancing and isolation, Stephen Ministers offer their support through phone or video calls.  Would you or someone you know benefit from a listening ear? Please reach out to our care coordinators below or share their contact information:               

Cathy (631-0915) – nepola[email protected]                                                                                                                        

Lee (531-5620) – [email protected]

Thanks to everyone who came to the panel discussion on Advance Directives.   Special appreciation to our panel speakers (Fr. Chuck Adam, Dr. Tess Judge-Ellis and Sarah Krieger/Iowa City hospice) for their time and sharing. 

Please click below for useful links on this topic:

Durable Power of Attorney form

Advance Medical Directives: Planning Your Future

Iowa Physician Orders For Scope of Treatment Form

Healthcare Directive

Honoring Your Wishes


Please click here for an update on Stephen Ministry-November 2018

Please click here for article on Stephen Ministry from the Diocesan Newspaper, "The Messenger"


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Stephen Ministry-October 2018