Welcome to the website of the Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association! We seek to be the light of Christ as we integrate faith and health in the ministry of parish nursing. Here you will find information about parish nursing, tools to assist you in your ministry, as well as updates on our progress and activities. May God bless you with peace and joy!
National Board Members from across the US enjoy meeting together
in Chicago for a retreat, September 2019
Nancy Roberts, Nancy Deetz, Andy West, and Carolyn
at our ELPNA Display, Westberg 2019
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By bringing together the expertise of professionals from diverse disciplines, the Symposium and Conference will provide attendees an environment that builds knowledge, creates interdisciplinary connections, and opens new paths for the delivery of spiritual care
GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR STARTING A PARISH/FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE MINISTRY!!
Greetings from the Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association (ELPNA)
We have an exciting opportunity for Lutheran congregations. Members of the ELPNA have long been supportive of new parish nurse ministry start-ups and are acutely aware of the challenging financial situations of congregations. In response to this need, the ELPNA will annually provide funds for start-up or development of a new focus in an existing parish nursing ministry, for a minimum of two (2) Lutheran congregations. Congregations can request up to $750.00 in grant funding.
A comment from a congregation that has a parish nursing ministry:
Pastor Cheryl Mathison – St. Philip the Deacon
We are so grateful to have our parish nurse at St. Philip the Deacon. Her creative energy, passion for health and deep faith help us to reach out to more people in new ways. We are so thankful for the grant, which has helped us to meet the needs of this large faith community.
We are asking for your assistance in publicizing the information to Lutheran congregations. Grant applications are due by May 1st, 2021 via an electronic submission process. The awards will be announced within a month of the deadline with funds issued within the 30 days of approval of the grant. Application forms are available on the ELPNA.org website.
We are pleased to be able to award these grants to promote and support parish nurse ministry.
The ELPNA Scholarship & Grants Committee
Download our Brochure!!
The ELPNA National Executive Committee
Carol DeSchepper, Executive Director (Region 5) firstname.lastname@example.org
Lu Kimpel, President (Region 4) Kimpel10@gmail.com
Marie Wiegert, Vice-President (Region 3) email@example.com
Vicki Carlson, Secretary (Region 9) firstname.lastname@example.org
June Sand, Treasurer (Region 3) email@example.com
Disclaimer: The organizations listed on this website have no formal affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse association (ELPNA). These links are offered for informational purposes only and do not suggest endorsement of ELPNA by the organizations mentioned.