News from Region Two

 Region 2 includes Sierra Pacific, Southwest California, Pacifica Synod, Grand Canyon, and Rocky Mountain Synods.

Directors:  Cindy Harris and Karen Setzer .

            Cindy Harris              Karen
              Cindy Harris, Tucson, AZ         Karen Setzer, Golden, CO

Cindy Harris is a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church.  Her e-mail address is, phone number is 520-883-0627.  She is on the planning committee for HMA's 2016 National Meeting in Pheonix.

Karen Setzer is a member of Faith Lutheran Church.  Her e-mail address is, phone number is 303-278-1355.

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

Education Programs

The following are Educational Partners with the Church Health Center and provide the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course.  As you will notice, there are several courses scheduled at this time, but included is the contact information for the course coordinator for each site.  You can contact them directly for dates of the next course.

  1.  Arizona - Faith Community Nursing Course: Promote health in mind, body and spirit
    Fall Foundations Course 2017
    Friday and Saturday, September 15 - 16, 2017 & October 13 - 14, 2017
    Location:  Duet: 555 W. Glendale Ave,  Phoenix, 85021
    Campus of Church of the Beatitudes
    For more information contact Mary Lou Moore at:: or phone 602-264-5022, X28.
  2. California
      ~  Steps to Empowerment, Contact Person:  Marion DePuit,
      ~  John Muir Health, Contact Person:  Marion DePuit, Marion.
      ~  Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, Contact Person:  Alijandra Cruz-Taylor,
      ~  Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing, Contact Person: Deborah Ringen,

3.  Colorado - Colorado Parish Nurse Education Consortium, Contact Person:  Cyndy Wacker,   

4.  New Mexico - Prebysterian Hospital/New Mexico Parish Nurse Network, Contact Person:  Amy Bubbico,

5.  Utah - Rocky Mountain Parish Nurse Ministries, Contact Person:  Diane Forster-Burke,

6.  Wyoming - Wyoming Health Council, Contact Person:  Amy Hubbard,
     Contact Amanda Hubbard,, 307-632-3640.   Contact hours:  38.

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, Carefree, AZ 
Programs Available
      Of special note is the retreat to be led by Joyce Rupp is 9/24-28/2017. 

“Spirit in the Desert is a unique combination of rural tranquility and exquisite park-like setting in the mountains next to Carefree, Arizona.  The accommodations makes for an ideal retreat.  The friendly, knowledgeable staff, great food, pathways, fountains, and gardens, help a person realize the beauty that God has provided for us to enjoy.  I highly recommend Spirit in the Desert to anyone who wants a serene, grace-filled encounter with time for reflection, listening, and letting go of the past.  I encourage others to look forward to their future with the help of this beautiful place.   It enables one to get in touch with their soul.”

Information Request:

We would like to identify all Lutheran parish nurses working in congregations of Region Two.  Please send an e-mail with your information to Cindy and Karen so they can keep an updated list of Lutheran parish nurses in this region.

We have available money to provide displays for synod meetings if you are interested in presenting the concept of parish nursing to various groups within your synod.  Just let us know how we can help.





 Updated 9/24/17