About Pastoral Care

Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another just as I have loved you.” (John 13:34)  At PEPC, we are committed to reaching out and serving others with the love of Jesus. We do this through the various Care Ministries, which are Biblically based and facilitated by members of our congregation. These services are available to anyone in need of love and support. Our Associate Pastor Gary McCusker works under the umbrella of Pastoral Care. If you have any questions, email Gary at gary@pepc.org.

Care Ministries


(With Him Overcoming Obstacles Together) – Do you live with chronic illness or pain? Come and be encouraged by others who understand. Meetings are held the 2nd Sunday of each month. Contact Jeanne Draper mamaalta@gmail.com.

Stephen Ministry

Do you need someone to walk with you in your struggles and challenges? Stephen Ministers are members (and friends) of our   congregation, who have been trained to listen, care, encourage and provide emotional and spiritual support to people facing a crisis or going through tough times. The care you’ll receive is Biblical, confidential, free and very helpful. Email stephenministry@pepc.org.


Facilitated by our PEPC Stephen Ministries Team
DivorceCare is a 13-week Christ-centered support group for anyone going through separation and divorce. You will be encouraged by people who have gone through divorce and understand what you are going through. Small fee for materials. Find help, hope and  healing by joining our next DivorceCare group. For more information email divorcecare@pepc.

Grief Share

Grief Share is a special 13-week seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of a loved one or other types of losses.  You will join others who understand what you are experiencing and learn valuable information about recovering from your losses and renewing hope for the future. Small fee for materials. Groups meet in the fall and spring. For more information, contact griefshare@pepc.org or visit the Grief Share web site.

Next GriefShare:
Aug. 27 – Nov. 22 / 6:30-8:30pm / Ministry Center
A 13-week course biblical and Christ centered 13-week course that focuses on grief topics associated with losing a loved one. $18 for course material.
Pre-register at https://ppcdenco.infellowship.com/Forms/426217. Email griefshare@pepc.org if you have any questions.

Hopeful Hearts

A ministry to help women within our community who attend church without their husbands. This is a support group offering encouragement, prayer, study and fellowship. For more information, contact Judy Grimes at  303-523-5290 or Paula Tochen-Bell at 303-840-8593.

Meals Ministry

When going through crisis or challenging times, preparing meals can be a real burden.  Let us help by providing warm, comforting meals for you and your family during this time. Please email Fran at fjrupp@comcast.net.

Military Care Ministry

Many of our friends and families have loved ones serving in the military, and this can be a very challenging and emotionally draining time for everyone.  Our vision is to encourage and support those who serve. This group of women and men meets monthly to pack boxes to be sent to those both overseas and stateside. We rely on the generosity of others for help in providing items and donations for postage.  For more information, contact military@pepc.org.  See items requested below:


Toothbrush for Children and adults
Nail file/clippers
Foot powder
Skin lotion
First aid items – Band aids, salve

Candy (no chocolate)
Red licorice
Beef jerky
Crackers- cracker & cheese, peanut butter & crackers
Swedish fish
Fruit roll-ups
Trail mix

Puzzle books
Magazines (appropriate)
Books (no hard cover)
Sudoku books
Playing cards, games
Heat wraps for sore muscles