Region 3 includes Minnesota, North and South Dakota

 Region 3 Board of Directors 2017                 ,
 Back Row L-R: Pat Seavert, Sondra Weinzierl, Marie Wiegert, Mary Nordtvedt, Sandy Connell, Beth Hansen.
                               Front Row L-R: Becky Hulden, Jeanne Mugge, Renee Compo, Phyllis Bruce
Those who join us via conference call:
Carol DeSchepper          Brenda Bauer     Jean Bokinskie
Not pictured:  Rose Umland, Chair
        2018 Board MembersClick Here


Hearing Event

Messiah UMC,  Plymouth
March 3, 2018
This event offers a free CEU for MInnesota RN's.  Here are the objectives

1.     Discuss the prevalence of hearing loss and three common challenges of understanding speech when hearing loss is present.

2.     Describe four limitations of hearing aids.

3.     List 3 reasons why wearers of hearing aids often require hearing assistance technology systems.


                                               Click here for the Flyer

Spring 2018 Gathering
Monday, April 30, 2018
8:30 am-1:30 pm


St. Barnabas Lutheran Church in Plymouth
15600 Old Rockford Rd. Plymouth, MN 55446.

Title: Substance Abuse:
How Faith Communities Can Help

 Co sponsor of the gathering: The Retreat.

Presenters: Traverse Counseling and Consulting.  
Cost is: $50 for ELPNA members, $65 for non ELPNA members.
Program is designed for 4 ( 60 minute ) CEU s for MN RNs.

Click Here for Brochure with Registration Information

Lyngblomsten Offers Workshops
on Mental Health Challenges

Living with a mental health issue is a challenge that many older adults face.  Lyngblomsten, an organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for older adults, is presenting workshops focused on the topic of supporting older adults living with mental health challenges.

1.  Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 10 AM–Noon
Older Adult Ministry Forum – Supporting Older Adults with Mental Illness in Your Congregation
Presenter:  Rev. Dr. Hollie Holt-Woehl, Adjunct Professor at Luther Seminary
Location:  Newman-Benson Chapel at Lyngblomsten (1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108)
Fee:  $10 per person or $25 for 3 or more people from the same congregation.  Registration required by March 11.  To register, call (651) 632-5330 or email 2ndHalf@lyngblomsten.org

2.  Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from 8 AM–5 PM
Older Adult Mental Health First Aid Workshop
Presenters:  Shannon Bailey and Kay King, Certified Instructors, National Council for Behavioral Health
Location:  Newman-Benson Chapel at Lyngblomsten (1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108)
Fee:  $55
Registration with payment required by April 2.  To register, call (651) 632-5330 or email 2ndHalf@lyngblomsten.org.

An additional learning opportunity that we would like to invite you to is Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Congregation on Friday March 9 at Augustana Lutheran West St Paul. 10 am – noon. Registration is required.  Call 651-632-5330 or email 2ndHalf@lyngblomsten.org. Carolyn Klaver, RN Lyngblomsten Communitty Dementia Care Specialist is the presenter. Fee: $10/ person.

Region 3 Representatives on National Board:
Phyllis Bruce, pbceilidhdancer10@gmail.com
June Sand, djsand@comcast.net

Nancy Deetz, nanlede@charter.net

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)

January 2017
March 2017
May 2017
There will be no meeting in July 2017
September 2017
November 2017

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 1/26/18