Pastoral Ministries, RC Liaison: Reverend Christie Olsen
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St. James is a community where you can feel God's love through the support and care provided for all stages of life. The groups listed below are here to provide spiritual, emotional, and physical support during the challenging times of our lives.

Pastoral Care Coordinator- Ministry Leaders: Vicki Wright/Judi Frame

Care for Caregivers- Ministry Leader: Rev. Christie Olsen

Care-4-Caregivers is a support group for those who are primary caregivers for spouses, siblings, parents, children or friends.

Daughters of the King- Ministry Leaders: Vicki Wright/Elaine Chen

Daughters of the King is an order for Episcopal women who pledge themselves to a lifelong program of prayer, service, and Evangelism.

Food Angels- Ministry Leader: Sara Rainey/Shirley Walsh

Food Angels provide meals to those temporarily homebound.

Grief Group- Ministry Leaders: Rev. Christie Olsen/Robert Seiler

Grief Group gives people knowledge of the grief process and offers a group of supportive people who have experienced loss themselves.

Intercessory Prayer List- Ministry Leader: Cindy Drake

This group of prayers and seekers have a two-fold ministry: to intercede in prayer for those who request it and to extend the ministry of laying on of hands and prayer at Sunday worship.

Intercessory Prayer Team- Ministry Leader: Rev. Christie Olsen

Intercessory Prayer Team is available to pray with people in the chapel after the Eucharist at the 9:00 service.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors- Ministry Leader: Jennifer Armstrong

Lay Eucharistic Visitors bring the presence of Christ, in the Sacrament and the love of our parish, to those unable to attend our Eucharistic Services.

Mental Health Companioning- Ministry Leader: Janice Mewborne

Mental Health Companioning is a practice of welcoming individuals and their families who are impacted by mental illness into a shared and Christ-centered space of compassion and companioning.

Neighborhood Ministries- Ministry Leader: Shirley Walsh

The Neighborhood Ministry is a way to keep in touch with parishioners and their spiritual and physical needs through captains in each of our neighborhoods.

Telephone Prayer Chain- Ministry Leader: TBD

Telephone Prayer Chain responds to crisis situations with prayer attention.

Visiting Angels- Ministry Leader: Rev. Christie Olsen

This newly forming team of trained lay pastoral caregivers will regularly visit parishioners – particularly those who are homebound or in crisis – who wish to have pastoral visits that don’t include Communion.