Region 3 includes Minnesota, North and South Dakota

The Region 3 Board of Directors
2018 Board Members: Click Here

Rose Umland, Vice-Chair

Marie Wiegert, Secretary

Becky Hulden, Chair

Jean Bokinskie

Deb Bergstrom

Renee Compo
Sandy Connel

Sandy Connell

Ann Dunagun, Treasurer

Louise Nesdahl

Region 3 Opportunity!!

Parish, Faith Community Start-up Grants

$500 for Parish/Faith Community Nurse Ministry
Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association (ELPNA) of Region 3 to award Start-Up Grants
Grant Applications will be offerred again in the Fall of 2018

The ELPNA will provide start-up funds for congregations in Region 3 (MN, SD, ND). Congregations can request up to $500.00 as a start-up grant. The target is 2-3 congregations who would like to start or develop a parish nurse program within their faith community.  The grant is often used for the potential Parish Nurse to attent a Foundations Course.

Contact:  Marie Wiegert at mariewiegert@hotmail.com.  for further information

Advance Care Planning Facilitator Training

November 29, 2018, 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

This training is offered free of charge to faith communities and presented by Fairview Health Services – Honoring Choices department. You will receive a Record of Attendance for Continuing Education and lunch.

In this training, you will learn about Advance Care Planning, how to have conversations that encourage recognition of values, beliefs and goals which may relate to health care choices and how to integrate this into your ministry. You will also receive resources to assist you and to share with your faith community.


To register: email Anette Langdon at alangdo1@fairview.org and include the following:


Once your registration is received, you will be sent more information about the day.

Please feel free to invite others from your faith community such as clergy, Stephen Ministers, BeFrienders or care ministry coordinators.

Annette Langdon, RN, BSN, MA  |  Advance Care Planning Liaison and ELCA Deacon
Fairview Health Services
3400 West 66th Street | Suite 235 | Edina, MN 55435
alangdo1@fairview.org  | honoringchoices@fairview.org 
Office: 952-914-1788

Region 3 Representatives on National Board:

Phyllis                               June Sand
Phyllis Bruce                               June Sand,                            
Minneapolis, MN                           St. Paul, MN 
pbceilidhdancer10@gmail.com      djsand@comcast.net        

                                Nancy Deetz
                                Nancy Deetz
                                 Owatonna, MN

Bi-annual Gatherings (in April and October) include an educational program (with RN Continuing Educations Units) on some aspect of spiritual enrichment.

Region 3 Board of Directors Minutes
(The Board meets every other month on the odd months and
committees meet on the even months)

September 2017
November 2017
January 2018
March 2018
May 2018
July 2018

September 2018 minutes will be posted following
approval at the November Board meeting.

Annual Meeting Minutes
October 8, 2016
Accepted as written at October 2017 Annual Meeting

October 14, 2017  Draft
This is a draft to be voted on at next Annual Meeting, October 2018

Updated  ELPNA By-Laws.  October 2016.  Click here to view these By-Laws.

Are you Receiving our Mailings??

Are you a Parish Nurse at an ELCA or Lutheran Congregation or a Parish Nurse who belongs to an ELCA or Lutheran Congregation but have not been receiving E-Blasts or mailings from the Region 3 ELPNA? We want to hear from you! Email Phyllis Bruce, Membership Chair, so you can be added to the list!  pbceilidhdancer10@gmail.com

Are you a Lutheran Parish Nurse but not a member of the Region 3 ELPNA? Join today! 
To become a member or renew your membership, will find the current membership form on the "Join Us" and the "About Us" pages.

Your Region 3 ELPNA Board of Directors,

Rose Umland, Chairrose.umland@gmail.com
            Sondra Weinzierl, Co-chair   weinzierlsondra@gmail.com
          Marie Wiegert, Secretary mariewiegert@hotmail.com

Becky Hulden, Treasure rhulden5@gmail.com


 Updated 9/18