Rev. Whitney Peper
Rev. Whitney Peper is an ordained Deacon in Full Connection within the UMC. She currently serves at St. Peter’s UMC in Katy, TX as the Pastor over Care Ministry, Special Needs and leads the Courage Worship Service on Sunday evenings. Whitney is married to Tim, and they have one son Jase.
Some of the hardest parts about being in ministry is walking side by side with those who have experienced profound pain and grief. Grief is not something that anyone moves on from but moved forward with and how we minister to those grieving helps them on this journey. During my time at St. Peter’s, I have found that most of the grief curriculum out there was not sufficient or had to be altered theologically, so I have worked to create our Grief Support Group and a team of people dedicated to walking with those on this journey. As a church we must be there for those grieving after the funeral has ended. While it is hard, establishing and growing a care ministry, prayer team, grief support group, and check-in system has been a vital tool to seeing those grieving move forward.