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Ministry/Member Care

An important function of any congregation is members caring for members. In addition to the informal process of individuals reaching out to others who may be in need, our Deacons regularly minister to members of the congregation in a variety of ways. For those who need one-on-one confidential support in a time of need, our  Stephen Ministers are available to help.

TPC is a Stephen Ministry Church

What Do Stephen Ministers Do?

Stephen Ministers do all the following.

  • Provide quality one-on-one ministry as trained, caring church members reaching out to others in time of need,
  • Engage in a caring relationship that focuses on the unique needs of one person and that lasts as long as the needs exist.
  • Receive support, guidance, training, and supervision from our Stephen Leaders and from one another in order to continue giving effective Christian care.

Need More Information?

If you would like more information on Stephen Ministry, please contact a member of the Stephen Ministry Leadership Team:
Sue Peterson –
Mary Lou Winkleman –

(note: these e-mail addresses are not live links; please copy and paste them into your e-mail program)

“In all my prayers for all of you,
I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel
from the first day until now,
being confident of this,
that he who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 1:4-6


The Deacons at Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church & School are, first of all, called by God to their office. They are elected, ordained and charged to make sure that those who are vulnerable to falling through the cracks don’t. Deacons are responsible for ministering to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith.

Each Deacon is responsible for a group of families in the congregation and is available to respond to them with assistance, both material and spiritual. Deacons are called from all corners of the congregation and are different from each other, but they are all equipped with the necessary basic equipment: an ear to hear; a shoulder on which to lean; and a heart to care.

“I tell you the truth,
whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine,
you did for me.”
Matthew 25:40

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