Where Hope Outshines Grief

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. -PSALM 34:18

Where there is excrutiating pain, God offers extraordinary power.
ASHLEY TERK

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OUR HISTORY

Greg & Jolynn Van Wienen began Starlight Ministries after the tragic death of their son, Seth on November 4, 2007.  They struggled to find a Christian grief support system for the rest of their children.  One year after Seth’s death, God began calling the Van Wienen’s to start a grief support ministry themselves.

Starlight Ministries was born in the Spring of 2009, after much support from their family and community.  Starlight provides families with age appropriate peer-to-peer support groups where feelings, experiences and memories are shared. The death may have been recent or long ago.

Starlight ministries offers

Our main areas of expertise

HOPE

Suffering a loss can leave you facing an uphill struggle, but even in the deepest despair, we can find hope. Starlight offers resources and programs that will help you in your journey forward towards hope.

HEALING

In order to heal, you have to acknowledge the pain. Trying to avoid feelings of sadness and loss can prolong the grieving process. At Starlight we encourage participants to engage with others in support groups and various other programs.

SUPPORT

Starlight provides families with age appropriate peer-to-peer support groups where feelings, experiences and memories are shared.

PROGRAMS/EVENTS

STORIES OF HOPE

Stories of lives restored from participants of Starlight Ministries.

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"Thursday nights are the only nights that I feed my kids and eat as a family"
- Jamie, participant
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