Care and Support Ministry

To be a witness for God is to be a living sign of God's presence in the world.   –Henri Nouwen

Pax Christi Care and Support Ministry is the pastoral care ministry of the parish. Staff and trained lay ministers extend God’s love and mercy to all through a holistic model of care for the mind, body, and spirit.

Our mission: Through relationships, acts and words, we respond with a compassionate presence for all those seeking support, resources, and belonging. The Care and Support mission is to understand the needs and opportunities for pastoral care, education, and support. The Care and support Council is the leadership body, learning, discerning, planning, and evaluating specific ministries.

Joan Miltenberger, Director of Care and Support Ministry, 952-405-7211,

Joan Miltenberger develops and oversees pastoral parish-based and care center programs which serve those with both immediate and long-term needs. Special emphasis is given to spiritual enrichment, Eucharistic home visits, ministry to care centers, Befrienders, parish support groups, and the Care Fund.

Kyle Finken, Care Ministry Coordinator, 952-405-7231,

Kyle Finken works in close collaboration with the Director of Care and Support to provide welcoming and life-giving pastoral ministry. Kyle develops and coordinates the prayer ministries, the Sacrament of Anointing, and funeral planning with families, including funeral luncheon hospitality. He provides bereavement and grief resources and referrals, and is the liaison to the Southwest Grief Coalition. 


Care and Support Shared Ministers bring the compassion of Christ and pastoral care experience to various outreach ministries and are supported by Care and Support staff. If you want to use your gifts serving parishioners and our neighbors in care centers and group homes, please contact Joan or Kyle.

Pax Christi Catholic Community

12100 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347


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