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 extends God’s love and mercy to all through a holistic model of care for the mind, body, and spirit.

Our mission: Through acts and words, we respond with a compassionate presence for all those in search of support and belonging.

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

Joan Miltenberger develops and oversees programs which serve those with both immediate and long term needs. Special emphasis is given to enrichment and prayer opportunities, parish support groups, and Companion Ministers of the parish. Joan also works closely with the local care centers.


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 at Pax Christi. Kyle is the staff liaison for our prayer ministries, funeral planning with families, coordinates funeral luncheon hospitality, as well as provides resources and referrals as requested. Our holistic model of ministry utilizes hundreds of Care and Support Shared Ministers who live out our vision through various outreach ministries and are supported by care and support staff.


Staff join together with hundreds of committed shared ministers to serve and minister to those in our community in need of support. If you are seeking support or want to offer your own personal gifts to others in this ministry please contact us.

Pax Christi Catholic Community

12100 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347


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