Parish Nurse

Photo by Erik M. Lunsford/The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.

The Parish Nurse can be a valuable resource to a congregation as he/she assists with both physical and spiritual needs. As a registered nurse and a parish nurse, a person has the capability to effectively and intentionally create a Care Ministry for a congregation that meets medical needs but also has the added benefit of spiritual care as well. These resources give a broad scope of the opportunities for parish nurses to serve. Parish nurses searching for resources beneficial to their work, as well as congregations wishing to acquire a parish nurse, or put together their own Care Ministry and team may use the resources collected below.


Resources Available

Parish Nurse Newsletter

Archive of past Parish Nurse Newsletters, “LCMS Parish Nurse Newsletter provides information and insight about including a spiritual component when caring for the whole person.”

Webinar: Parish Nursing in Rural and Small Towns

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission hosted a free webinar titled “Parish Nursing in Rural and Small Towns” on Feb. 18, 2021. The presenter was Marcy Schnorr, education consultant for LCMS Parish Nursing and the LCMS Parish Nurse Council.

Parish Nurse Video Lecture: ‘Exercise in the Congregation’

During August’s video lecture on “Exercise in the Congregation,” Ronda Anderson, R.N., parish nurse at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Janet Hitzeman, M.S.N., R.N., parish nurse at Faith Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Ind., discuss exercise and offer helpful information on how to start an exercise program in the congregation.

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