Pastoral Care

It is a joy & privilege as well as a sacred responsibility to walk alongside the members and friends of this congregation in times of joy and sorrow. Pastoral care at First Presbyterian is done by a cohesive team of people who keep compassion and love at their forefront of their ministry. Pastor Kimberly visits and meets with people in their time of need, and our Deacons and Stephen ministers carry on the ongoing care of the congregation and community.


Every member and friend of the congregation has a Deacon assigned to them for regular connection and care. Deacons check in monthly with those on their shepherd lists, coordinate meals and other care for those in need, and organize the congregation in reaching out to those among us with care packages and support.  

Deacons are there to celebrate the birth of a baby and mourn the loss of a member or friend of the church. They are one of your first points of contact in our congregation. 

Although Deacons do rotate and change by terms of service, they are people of deep compassion and care who are committed to serving others with Christ’s love.


Stephen Ministry is an organized caring ministry that equips members of our congregation to provide one-on-one Christ-centered care to people in our congregation and community. Stephen Ministers assist people in times of grief, illness and recovery, divorce, job loss, or other similar issues. They provide emotional and spiritual support and help people grow in their spiritual lives with God.

A Stephen Ministry relationship is more formal and organized, with a higher level of commitment and a meeting once a week between Stephen Minister and their care receiver. It is an ongoing relationship that ends when the care receiver feels they no longer need the extra level of care. Please see Pastor Kimberly or a member of the Stephen Ministry team for more information.

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