Meet Our Executive Leadership Team

Charles & Debra Chivers Charles & Debra Chivers

Charlie & Debbie founded Special Touch Ministry in 1982. Since that time, the... [Read more]

Joseph & Ann Trementozzi Joseph & Ann Trementozzi

Joseph and Ann have been involved in International missions work for over ten years... [Read more]

Thomas & Angelia Carpenter Thomas & Angelia Carpenter

Thomas & Angelia CarpenterSTREAM Directors Rev. Thomas Carpenter has been associated... [Read more]

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Featured News & Announcements

Led by Love Led by Love

Debby Thomas, an expert in leadership, explained how love is a more powerful motivator than fear in the workplace. She indicated that fear destroys trust, stifles creativity, and distorts communication. Recently, Charlie Chivers, Founder and Director of Special Touch Ministry, spoke at North Central University about changing our views on disability.... [Read more]

When the Church Facilitates When the Church Facilitates

After years of listening to people share how their heart was broken by the Church, Special Touch has developed a new tool to assist them.  Read More →

What is a Special Touch Chapter What is a Special Touch Chapter

There are over 58 million people with disabilities in America. People with disabilities constitute the nation’s largest minority group… and anyone can become a member of this at any time.  Read More →

Developing Servant Leaders Developing Servant Leaders

As a person with a physical disability, I found many organizations are concerned with meeting my physical needs, but few of them have expressed a willingness to develop my leadership gifts. In fact, most organizations aren’t open to people with speech challenges serving in leadership capacities.  Read More →

Winning the Battle Winning the Battle

By: Sandy MillerAfter missing four years of Special Touch Summer Get Away, my friend Brittany begged me to return to camp. Over those years, I studied Scripture and even wrote Sunday School lessons for the class God called me to teach.After praying about it, I felt the time was right, but there seemed to be […]  Read More →

Inspired By My Brother Inspired By My Brother

While the needs of individuals who have disabilities are paramount to most organizations, the concerns of their friends and family members are frequently overlooked. Yet, disability impacts their lives in some very profound ways. by Bradley Mattrisch  Read More →