Special Touch Ministry, Inc.

Waupaca, WI. (715) 258-2713


This congregation has a wide variety of resources, including retreats, conferences, and consulting, for providing faith-based support for people with disabilities.


Local Fellowship Chapters, Summer Get Away, retreats, conferences on disability ministry, seminars, consulting

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Look into awareness training seminars and the "Disability Friendly Church" certification, to learn how your congregation can be as welcoming and accessible as it can be for people with disabilities.

About the Contributor

Kara Faris

Kara Faris is the Center’s director of resource grants and resource consulting, as well as a resource consultant to congregations. She previously served for eight years as the Center’s education director.

Before working at the Center, Kara served First Friends Meeting of Indianapolis as associate pastor. With a degree in marketing from Butler University’s College of Business Administration and a master of divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary, Kara brings a blend of pragmatism, intuition and passion for lifelong learning to the Center. Kara has authored Including Laity in Education Events Empowers Congregations and co-authored the book Divergent Church.

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