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.
One care receiver shared this about her Stephen Minister’s Care: “After having had a Stephen Minister, my life is unbelievably different. I feel connected with God in a way I never felt before.”
“My Stephen Minister would show up and be there for me. He was everything I ever thought a loving God would be. I’ll forever be grateful that I had a Stephen Minister.”
Follow this link to watch these videos of individuals sharing what it meant for them to receive care from a Stephen Minister.
To assure your confidentiality is strictly maintained, please contact one of the Pastors directly or a Stephen Leader. The following Stephen Leaders will be pleased to help answer questions and help you determine if a Stephen Minister is right for you:
Sue Carlson at , 281-492-1344
Rhonda Shuman at , 405-406-6123
CanCare is a network of trained volunteers including cancer survivors, family members of cancer survivors and medical professionals who provide emotional support to others facing cancer. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Cancer patients are matched with a CanCare volunteer for one-on-one emotional support. If you feel the need to speak with a CanCare volunteer, please contact Donna Hirst (CanCare Volunteer and Living Word’s representative on CanCare’s Board of Representatives) at or 713-854-6732.
Krist Samaritan Center
The Krist Samaritan Center is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization committed to providing affordable mental health care and educational programs to people of all economic backgrounds, as well as training for mental health and church professionals. Krist Samaritan Center uniquely combines quality mental health care treatment by licensed professionals with spiritual integration to heal mind, body, and soul. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call 281-480-7554 or visit http://www.samaritanhouston.org.
Practicing at Living Word Lutheran Church:
Lauren Wood, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with children 8+, adolescents, and adults. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Wartburg College. She completed her Masters of Social Work from St. Louis University with a specialization in clinical practice with families. Ms. Wood utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused approaches. She can be reached at 281-480-7554 ext. 2806.