Confidentiality is the basis of all Stephen Ministry relationships. Anyone receiving care can be assured that his or her identity---and what is shared in a caring relationship---will remain private.
Confidentiality is a cornerstone of Stephen Ministry and is emphasized in both training and supervision. Stephen Ministers do not share what is discussed in their caring relationships. Only the Stephen Leader in charge of referrals know who is receiving care. If anyone else finds out, it will only be because you chose to share your experience—which you are certainly free to do if you wish. The only exception to the confidentiality rule would be if a Stephen Minister must share confidential information in order to save a life