Region 3 includes Minnesota, North and South Dakota
The Region 3 Board of Directors
2019 Board Members: Click Here
Greetings from the Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association (ELPNA) of Region 3!
We have an exciting opportunity for Lutheran congregations who would like to start or develop a parish nurse program within their faith community. Members of the ELPNA have long been supportive of new parish nurse program starts and are acutely aware of the financial situations of congregations throughout Region 3. In response to this need, the ELPNA is providing start-up funds for 2 Lutheran affiliated congregations in Region 3. Congregations can request up to $500.00 as a start-up grant.
We received the following comments from pastors of churches that received ELPNA Region 3 grants.
Pastor Cheryl Mathison – St. Philip the Deacon Plymouth, MN
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.
Pastor Gary Andersen -American Lutheran, Worthington, MN
Things are going very well with our Faith Community Nurse ministry. With a dedicated Caring Ministry Team (health cabinet) in place, and the hiring of our FCN, we are in full swing. Many good things are happening and we are receiving very positive feedback from those being served. We are very appreciative of the support of ELPNA.
We are asking for your assistance in publicizing the information to Lutheran affiliated congregations. The grant applications are due by May 31 via an electronic submission process. June 14, 2019 with funds issued by, June 28, 2019.
We are pleased to be able to award these grants to promote Parish Nurse Ministry.
The Region 3 Board of Directors
Fall Retreat - Save the Date!!
September 26-27 at Luther Crest
Region 3 Representatives on National Board:
FCN Position Opening
Peace Lutheran Church of Plymouth in the Plymouth/Wayzata neighborhood is looking for a caring and energetic Faith Community Nurse to lead our vibrant health ministry program. If you are interested in this 14 hours/ week position, please email your inquiries/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate “Faith Community Nurse” in the subject line.
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)
March 2019 - will be approved during May 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
The 2018 annual meeting did happen, but there will be an Annual Meeting during the Spring Retreat of 2019.
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! email@example.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,
Becky Hulden, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Umland, Vice-Chair email@example.com
Ann Dunagan, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Wiegert, Secretary email@example.com