Spiritual Care

God calls us to live in community with one another and support one another. The Spiritual Care Ministry strives to be present for and support people, both within and outside of our church walls. Whether people are seeking spiritual guidance from one of our pastors or support from a small group, our hope is that we can provide a listening and supportive presence to our community.

Home and Hospital Visits

The Spiritual Care staff and volunteers visit people in their homes, in hospitals, and at other care facilities. They provide prayer, blessings, Holy Communion, and a listening presence. If you would like to schedule a visit, please contact Pastor Kristin Skare, Pastor of Spiritual Care, at (763) 496-2404.

Spiritual Care & Counseling

Life and faith can be overwhelming at times. Life transitions, relationship issues, health challenges, grief and doubt are normal times when it may be helpful to visit with someone who cares. If you find yourself in a place where you need support or a referral, please contact Pastor Kristin Skare, Pastor of Spiritual Care, at (763) 496-2404. 

Couples Counseling & Referrals

Sharing your life with a person is both rewarding and challenging. If you are experiencing relationship challenges and would like spiritual support, our pastoral staff can provide spiritual guidance and if needed, can refer you to professional relationship therapist. To schedule an appointment, please call the church office at (763) 496-2400, or email a member of the pastoral staff

Card Ministry

Individuals of the congregation send cards, notes, and/or gift packages to members of the military, those who are away at school, those who are ill or hospitalized, and those with birthdays and other celebrations. If you would like to help with this effort, please contact Pastor Kristin Skare at kskare@wordofpeace.org or (763) 496-2400.

Support Groups

Caregivers Support Group

If you are caring for a parent, life partner or child who is living with illness, dementia or other needs, we invite you to attend a Caregiver Support Group. Groups will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 AM and at 6:30 PM. Please contact Pastor Kristin for more information at kskare@wordofpeace.org or (763) 496-2404. 

Grief Support Group

We all experience grief in our lives when we lose someone close to us, be it a spouse, child, parent, or friend. At those times it is often helpful to have someone to turn to who knows what we are experiencing. For that reason, Word of Peace offers a Grief Support Group. 

The Grief Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm. Anyone is able to join; come when you can and for as long as you find it helpful.

For more information, contact Shirley Corliss at (763) 428-4102.


The BeFrienders Ministry is designed to provide a listening presence to people who are sick, mourning, recently divorced, lonely, struggling with an elderly parent or a spouse with Alzheimer's, and more. Trained BeFrienders are available now to help by listening to you in a caring and non-judgmental way, and by providing you with a supportive friend who is there for you. 

For more information or to request a BeFriender or become a BeFriender, contact Jean Bumgardner or Pastor Kristin Skare.