Care, Coaching, & Counseling
At PCC we have three major ways in which we can support you:

Care – dealing with a crisis situation
Coaching – dealing with future goals and dreams
Counseling – dealing with past or current struggles


Stephen Ministry

Timely help when you need it most.

In need of someone to care and listen? Stephen Ministers care for people during life transitions:

  • loss of a loved one
  • anxiety
  • illness
  • job loss
  • marriage issues
  • other life struggles

Contact us if you think you could benefit from the Christian care of a Stephen Minister.
Bonnie Black or Phil Fagone or 650-395-0646

Stephen Ministry is a free, confidential support ministry. While not professional counselors, Stephen Ministers are selected, trained and equipped to meet weekly, privately and confidentially. We provide one-to-one listening support, encouragement and hope for anyone in our congregation or community. We care and listen without judgment.

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.
-Galatians 6:2


Community Care & Assistance

For those facing a financial challenge, Peninsula Covenant Church will consider providing assistance from its Community Care Fund. Peninsula Covenant Church is NOT a government-assisted agency. All available resources are collected by donations from the church community and given to members of the local community as a blessing.

To request assistance, please fill out the following online application.

Contact Patty Naff if you have any questions.


Care Team

The CARE Team is an unpaid staff ministry of Peninsula Covenant Church gathered to meet the tangible needs of our community in Jesus’ name. CARE is made up of six teams that work with church leadership to assist those in and outside the PCC community.

Meal Team – Coordinates, prepares and delivers hundreds of meals each year as a reminder that God provides
Visitation Team – Acts as hospital and home chaplains, bringing encouraging words, prayer and a presence that says, God Loves You!
Transportation Team – Assists people to doctors’ appointments, shopping, or even to the airport
Flowers – Delivers flowers to brighten the day of those who need encouragement
Card Team – Sends out hundreds of cards each year to remind people God cares and celebrates them
Memorial Reception Team – provides a venue and setting for guests to gather following a memorial

Contact: If you know of a need or want to participate, please contact Gae Reck, CARE Team Coordinator.


Coaching involves a dialogue of discovery between two individuals (coach & PBC) that helps the person being coached (PBC) move forward.

While mentors, consultants, and counselors bring experience, solutions and therapeutic approaches, coaches act as guides, who are trained in a powerful questioning strategy designed to help the PBC unlock their own answers and actions steps.

Get a Coach

At PCC, we have trained individuals who are passionate about supporting others in specific areas of life. To acquire a coach, please contact the designated person. An application and initial paperwork may be required for certain areas of coaching. Once assigned a coach, you will then be responsible for setting up an initial session. At the initial session with your coach, goals will be clarified, and the number of sessions determined. In most cases, the only cost in coaching is materials, unless otherwise noted.

Career Coach: for those in job transition and/or seeking life purpose. Hourly fees may apply.
Lyle Hughes | Carol Lee

Financial: for those seeking support in budgeting, debt consolidation, investment and or taxes
Jeff Sampson
Contract (excel) | Spending Plan (excel) | Spending Record (excel) | Financial Referrals (pdf)

General: for those seeking to change in any area of life.
Brian Rhen

Grief: for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one
Chris Llewellyn  | (pdf) Grief Resources

Marriage: for those preparing, enriching or restoring their marriage
Brian Rhen  | Application

Recovery: for those dealing with hurts, habits or hang ups
David Shearin

Spiritual: for those with questions, desiring direction, or greater connection with God
Peggy Mahlstedt



For professional counseling services contact any of the following:

Suicide Prevention 800-273-8255

Sue Fabbro, MFT (Redwood City) 650-368-5325

Brian Person, MFT  (Los Altos)

One Life Counseling (San Carlos)

Christian Counseling Center (San Mateo)

Christian Counseling Center (San Carlos)

For other professional counseling referrals, contact Brian Rhen.