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The Triangle Area Stephen Ministry Network is comprised of representative Stephen Leaders from more than 60 enrolled Stephen Ministry congregations, from various denominations, scattered throughout the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina and beyond.
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H.E.R.O.E.S. Care

Outpost Leaders
Don't forget to check the HEROES Care database for new military care receivers who have recently registered for care.

Contact Rev. Dunman
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care Program Manager

Annual Educational Meeting
  • All Stephen Ministers welcomed
  • Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • The meeting will be held in the Christian Life Center. Please see the attached map. Signage will be present throughout the grounds directing you to the correct building for this event.
8:30 - 9:00 AM Arrival & Fellowship
9:00 - 9:15 AM Opening Devotion
TASMN Coordinator
9:15 - 10:15 AM Finishing Well
Rich Gwaltney
10:15 - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 - 11:00 AM HEROES Care Status
Bruce Kennedy
11:00 - 12:00 PM    Strength in Weakness: The Family and Newborn Intensive Care
Anthony Tackman, MD
12:00 PM Closing Prayer
TASMN Coordinator

Rich Gwaltney serves as the Community Engagement Representative for Hospice of Wake County. He has twenty-one years of experience serving in non-profit organizations in both education and ministry. Rich received his Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio in 2000. Most recently he and his family returned from a five year adventure in Malaysia where he served as the Spiritual Life Director at an international school. Rich has a lifelong passion to engage people concerning the issues that matter most in life.

Dr. Anthony Tackman was born in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, received a Bachelor of Science at Michigan State University, then a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at MSU's College of Human Medicine. He completed a three-year residency in general pediatrics at Indiana University of Medicine, and then did a three-year fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Dr. Tackman moved to North Carolina in 1999 and took a position as Clinical Asst. Professor of Pediatrics at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He left academics in 2013 to take a strictly clinical position as a neonatologist dividing his time between New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC, and the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune, NC. He is married to Lori A. Tackman, MD, a pediatrician at Cornerstone Pediatrics in Cary, NC and they have a daughter, Rachel, who is a sophomore at NC State University, and a son, Brent, who is a freshman at Athens Drive HS in Raleigh.

Bruce Kennedy is the North Carolina State Coordinator for H.E.R.O.E.S. Care. H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is a collaborative effort among well established non-governmental organizations (NGOs) designed to provide complete and proactive support for members of all branches of the military and their families through pre-deployment, deployment, family reintegration and post-deployment.

  • Please update the web site with your training classes. We often get requests from individuals interested in attending training when classes are not offered by their congregation.
  • Please insure that your Stephen Leader contact information on the list of Network Churches is current and that the number of Stephen Leaders and Stephen Ministers at your congregation is current.
  • Donations are welcome in order to support the TASMN Web Site services and scheduled TASMN events. Click here for information about how to make a donation. Perhaps adding TASMN to next year's Stephen Ministry budget would be appropriate.

Blessings to each of your Ministries,

Your TASMN Coordinators,

Judy Rogers
Judy Rogers
Thearon Willis
Thearon Willis
Ron Bostick
Ron Bostick

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