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
        2017 Board Members Click here

 Older Adult Ministry Forum
Monday, November 6th 
Prince of Peace Lutheran in Roseville.

“Abundant Aging: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose”.   This is a curriculum written by Marilyn Sharpe for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.  Our presenters will be Marilyn Sharpe, the author and 2 others from LSS.

From the description…..”encourages individuals to design their own intentional elderhood”.  We all know someone (many someones!) who will benefit from this training. 

Click here for the Brochure

Spring 2018 Gathering
Information coming soon!!



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 2-3 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 in 2016:
Pastor Cheryl Mathison – St. Philip the Deacon
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 December 8, 2017 via an electronic submission process. The awards will be announced by January 16, 2018 with funds issued by February 1, 2018.  Click here for the Press Release and the Application Form

 We are pleased to be able to award these grants to promote Parish Nurse Ministry.
Rose Umland  & Marie Wiegert  ELPNA, Region 3, Board

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

Carol DeSchepper, cjdeschepper@gmail.com
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
The September minutes will be approved 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, Chair    rose.umland@gmail.com
            Sondra Weinzierl, Co-chair   weinzierlsondra@gmail.com
          Phyllis Bruce, Secretary  pbceilidhdancer10@gmail.com
Becky Hulden, Treasure rhulden5@gmail.com


 Updated 9/24/17