Rich and Barb Ruiz assist the elders and ministers in providing special pastoral care as they welcome, encourage, and reach out to both church members and church guests. They have special responsibilities in caring for the hospitalized and home bound. They serve as the ears and eyes of the Lafayette church. When they become aware of special ministry-need situations (for example, illness, surgery, and death), they immediately inform the ministers and shepherds. Their loving hearts have helped shape the Lafayette Church of Christ into a warm, loving church family.
In addition, a number of members use Meal Train to organize providing pastoral care by providing food for people in our church family who have special needs.