Waukesha County pastor plans vigil for missing teen

CREATED Nov. 7, 2013 - UPDATED: Nov. 8, 2013

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WAUKESHA COUNTY - 15-year old Kathryn Stalbaum has been missing since Tuesday morning.

"To hear this happening in my community it really hit me."

Pastor Jay Cavaiani and his 15-year-old son Jacob are keeping a close eye on any developments concerning Kathryn Stalbaum.

As a parent of three, Pastor Jay can't imagine what the Stalbaum's are going through.

"We need to follow through and see how we can call upon The Lord and bless this family going through a hard time right now," Cavaiani says.

Jacob goes to the same school as Kathryn and says Kettle Morraine students have turned to social media to help and hope for Kathryn's safe return.

"People are using the hashtag Pray for Kathryn to raise awareness and retweeting local media outlets and just trying to find information to spread and express their concern with what's happening," Jacob explains.

On Sunday the Great Mission Church hopes people will show up to pray for Kathryn and her family.

"Actually we hope it really turns into a praise vigil," the pastor explains. "Hopefully she is found and we can just praise God and thank him for answered prayer."

The prayer vigil is Sunday at 7 p.m.

The Salvation Army is also helping out. Their Emergency Disaster Services team provided 60 meals on Thursday to emergency responders from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, Lake Country Fire Department, Delafield Fire Department, Eagle Fire Department and Wales Fire Department during their search for Stalbaum.