Pastoral Care Volunteers


Connectors serve as the JUC point of contact for a church member or friend experiencing an acute stressful situation in their life. Connectors provide emotional support and coordinate logistical support with things like meals, rides and loaner medical equipment.

Qualities of the Ideal Connector:

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  • A good listener and a sensitive person who respects healthy confidentiality
  • Serves the person in care, and is not seeking an audience for their own life stories
  • Does not pass judgment on the person in care
  • Listens with empathy, and offers help or resources within available resources
  • Is not a counselor, but does keep his or her ears open for bigger issues that could require referral to a minister
  • Checks in regularly with the person in-care for as long as the person needs the support

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