The St. James model of congregational care is built on an active pastoral-staff-lay partnership.  As a large church, St.James follows the biblical model of congregational caregiving, supports the ministry gifts of trained servant disciples. Our dedicated pastors, Congregational Care Director, Community of Hope Chaplains, staff and volunteers offer ministries to meet the spiritual, emotional, physical, and relational needs of our church family and community.
 
From marriage, births, deaths and all of life's events in between, we are here to help meet your needs. Our trained staff can provide counseling, arrange hospital, nursing home,  or home visitation, or simply support you in prayer. Jenny Smith, Director of Congregational Care, ensures that chaplain caregiving and support groups are available to anyone in need, regardless of church affiliation. In addition to these groups, Jenny oversees various prayer groups and senior ministries. If you are interested in participating in care groups or in serving in the Congregational Care ministry, please contact Jenny Smith at 217-6756 or email her at jenny@stjames-umc.org.