News from Region One

Region 1 includes Alaska Synod, Northwest Washington, Southwestern Washington, Eastern Washington-Idaho, Oregon and Montana.

Marilyn Johnson
, Vancouver, WA,

Anita Huntley, Snohormish, WA

                     Marilyn Johnson
                      Marilyn Johnson

Grants are available for churches starting a new Parish Nurse Ministry.  Contact the above Representatives for information.

Greetings to all our Region 1
Parish/Faith Community Nurses

and also to Pastors, Health Ministers, and any who are interested in participating in a Health Ministry within your faith community.

The unique personality of your faith community determines the direction of such a Health Ministry as far as design and health driven actions..  My name is Marilyn Johnson and I live in Vancouver Washington. I currently function as a board member for the ELPNA Region 1, Coordinator of Parish Nursing for SW Washington, under the umbrella of Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries NW (FCN/HM) as well as relief Parish Nurse for a Parish Nurse staff position at my church Trinity Lutheran in Vancouver, WA.  For Faith Nurse training opportunities in the Northwest  you will see FCN/HM cross referenced on the ELPNA web page. I am available for any inquiry into health ministry at
My nursing  background includes Cancer Center management, Hospice, Infusion Team management as well as general nursing.  Since my retirement in 2004 Parish Nursing has been a focus as well as volunteering as a co-facilitator for 2 Alzheimers groups (caregivers)and a Cancer support group, Sunday School teacher, Care Minister (homebound visitation) and the varied , greater community efforts my church participates in as a partner; especially with our neighborhood schools. as well as providing for those in need, including the homeless.
I look forward to hearing from you. If you live in the Clark County area of SW  Washington I do co-facilitate a monthly Parish Nurse Network (non-denominational) meeting at Peace Health, the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm.  I will be happy to add you to my notification listing. Each meeting affords the Nurses and Health Ministers 1.5 education hours for Professional Nurse Licensure in WA state.  I look forward to hearing from you.
Love in Christ
Marilyn Johnson MS,RN 


Resources and Education Please see this web site for information about Foundation and other Educational Courses, upcoming events, updates, and resources  in Region 1.



 Updated 3/1/18