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Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV)


Are you struggling with something in your life? Do you know someone who is hurting, or grieving or just having challenges with stress in their lives? If so, then perhaps a Stephen Minister would be of value to you, a loved one or a friend and neighbor.


What is Stephen Ministry?


Stephen Ministry is one-to-one lay caring ministry. Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting, going through a crisis, grieving or just having challenges coping with life’s daily stress.


Learn more about Stephen Ministry here:


Hear Care Receivers tell their stories:


How to connect or request a Stephen Minister


Contact St. Helena Church 610-275-7711

Deacon Ken Belanger at 610-279-8042 (

Michele Gerstemeier at 610-584-0862 (

John Schieve at 610-662-2209 (


Our History


Our Mission


St. Helena Stephen Ministry is devoted to providing the highest quality, confidential lay care to parishioners and non-parishioners who need someone to walk their challenging journey.


Global Stephen Ministry by the numbers:


Our Members:


Leaders and Facilitators:

Deacon Ken Belanger
Michele Gerstemeier
John N. Schieve


Stephen Ministers:

Ann M. Keane Elizabeth V. Wilson Hilda K. Carr
James McLaughlin Janet DeSante Karen L. Kelly
Kathleen Sheehan Mary Agnes Klenk William L. McKernan III
Helen DeLeonard John Janick John N. Schieve

May God, through the intercessions of St. Helena and St. Stephen, bless us all.