care ministries

Care Ministries shows the love of Jesus by serving the needs of those in our community who are suffering from the challenges of the broken world in which we live. It is our desire to offer care in ways that touch hurting lives, to encourage them in love to deepen their relationship with God and others.




We want to connect you to people that can come alongside you, support you, and comfort you during some of life’s most trying obstacles. We offer support groups for:

If you would like information on getting involved with one of these groups, please email our Care Center.


We would love to connect you to a local Christian counselor to help you talk through tough times. Contact the Care Center so that we can put you in touch with available counselors.


Stephen Ministry

Church of the Saviour recently became a Stephen Ministry congregation, one of nearly 13,000 across the world! Trained, supported and supervised Stephen Ministers are paired with same-gender individuals experiencing life’s difficulties. The role of the Stephen Minister is to hold on to hope and faith when life makes that hard, to stand in the gap when loss, crisis, pain and just the everyday tough “stuff” of life shakes someone’s faith. Stephen Ministry holds fast to the truth that “We are the caregivers and Jesus is the cure-giver.”

We are currently looking for mature Christians with strong faith, who are good listeners and possess the spiritual gifts of encouragement, mercy, and wisdom. Do you feel a calling to care for others who are hurting? Do you desire the personal joy that comes from sharing Christ’s love with people?

If you’re interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, please contact stephenministry@coswayne.org

If you’d like more information about the Stephen Ministry organization, click here.

Deacons: Love-In-action

Church of the Saviour's Love-in-Action Ministry is funded by the generous gifts of the congregation. As servants and administrators of this ministry, deacons and deaconesses seek to show God’s love by assisting members and attenders at Church of the Saviour by providing practical help, short-term financial support and connections to various Christian and/or community resources. Members of the board are mature men and women dedicated to the principles of the New Testament establishment of deacons.

Contact with the Love-in-Action board should be made by calling the compassion line on 610.688.6338 ext.240, which is monitored daily by a deacon or deaconess.  Please leave your name and number and your call will be returned promptly. 

The current team of deacons and deaconesses:

Peter Parry, Tina Brunner, Cheryl Bittner, Bob Wederbrand, Betsey Anthony, Mary Ann Beese, Art Ciocco, Carl F. Dunleavy, Roseanne Fee, Heidi Hewitt, Connie Legge, Carol Phy, Ruth Walker, Ben Wells.

Administrative Team:

  • Chairman & Medical Advisor – Peter Parry

  • Vice-Chair - Tina Brunner

  • Secretary – Cheryl Bittner

  • Treasurer – Bob Wederbrand

Advisors to the Love in Action Ministry:

  • Bob Winter, Bud Kauffman & Dan Kremin (elder liaisons)