Employment opportunites

St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church

Director of Care Ministries (DCM)

Job Description

25 hours per week

Summary: To lead the Care ministry and enable Care Team volunteers to facilitate the overall ministry of the church.


This position serves under the direction of the Senior Pastor and reports directly to SPRC.

Care Minister Duties and Responsibilities

1.         Attends weekly worship and staff meetings.

2.         Writes monthly reports on Care Team activities for the Administrative Council and attends Administrative Council meetings.

3.         Visits hospitalized people in coordination with the pastor. 

4.         Facilitates care outreach activities, in conjunction with Care Team points of contact (POCs):

  • Follows up with phone calls and visits to determine how the church might be of further help.
  • Visits homebound members and those in nursing homes regularly.
  •  Advises Care Team of those in need of visiting.
  • Ensures lists of Joys and Concerns from worship are passed to Care Card writers and listed in the Shield.  
  • Schedules Care Team meetings every three months.
  • Attends Care Team meetings. Care Team members visit/call their assigned member at least once a month and report to the DCM on their visits/calls. At meetings, team members also report on the members they have visited and discuss possible additional members to be visited.

 5.      Calls families experiencing major life events to ask if they would like a meal delivered.
          Arranges with Meal Team to prepare and deliver the meal. 

6.       Supports end of life and funeral plans with the pastor. Coordinates with volunteers.

7.           Facilitates the Prayer Team. 

  •  Sends weekly Prayer Team email that includes a devotional, prayer, or poem and a list of all concerns mentioned in worship plus those to be kept confidential within the Prayer Team.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter by June 15
to Rev. Patrick McPherson at pastor@ststephensnorman.org.


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