Pastoral Care

We are blessed to have five ordained clergy on staff, who have training and  a wide variety of experiences in pastoral care.  At least one of our pastors is on call 24/7.  If you need care, call the office at  704.892.5641.  If it is outside of office hours, your call will be transferred to the pastor on call.  To learn more, CLICK HERE


The Congregational Care Committee encompasses several types of ministry, with the purpose of truly caring for and sharing God’s love with our DCPC family, especially during the more delicate times of life. Those needing the service of this ministry, or with interest in serving in a care group can call the church office for further contact information.


The Care Groups include:

  • Meal Support Care – Provides meals in times of illness and recovery.  If you know of someone who needs meals or if you would like to prepare meals, please contact Terri Rehkop

  • Transportation – For DCPC members needing help with medical appointment transportation.  Contact Margo Wehrung.

  • New Baby –  Basic support, guidance when requested, and a meal for each new birth and adoption. Contact Margie Utley

  • Health/Wellness Education – Explores ways to support the spiritual, physical and emotional health of the congregation.

  • Women’s Health Support – Meets approximately four times per year for fellowship, and is primarily for those battling and/or surviving cancer.

  • Stephen Ministers - provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

  • Prayer Shawl Group – Knits or crochet’s prayer shawls for those facing challenging times, Shawl creators also pray for it’s recipient. Contact Elaine McArn

  • Parkinson’s Support Group – Meets the last Tuesday of each month in the parlor.

  • Healing Support Group - This group offers support, friendship, and fellowship for those grieving the loss of a loved one, including family members and friends.