Region 3 includes Minnesota, North and South Dakota

The Region 3 Board of Directors

2019 Board Members: Click Here

Becky Hulden -Chair

Rose Umland - Vice Chair

Ann Dunagan, Treasurer

Marie Wiegerg, Secretary

Jean Bokinskie

Jean Bokinski

Renee Compo
Sandy Connel

Louise Nesdahl

 Fall Retreat - Save the Date!! 
  September 26-27 at Luther Crest
Alexandria, Minnesota

Fall tree

Led by Grace: I Am Who I Am 
Retreat Leader: Tammy Devine
Tammy is an ICF Certified Coach for Health, Healing and Wholeness, Retreat Facilitator, Faith Community Nurse, and ELCA Deacon. 
Come to enjoy the beauty of God's creation, worship with a spiritual focus, and interactions with other faith community nurses.
Plan now to attend this overnight retreat
This retreat is designed to meet the Minnesota and North Dakota Boards of Nursing requirements for 7 contact hours
Click here for information and the registration flier
Overnight space is limited to 30, so register now!!
 Each room has very nice twin, full or queen size beds.  They have lovely quilts in each room also.  There will be linens provided, but if persons like a certain pillow, please bring.  Each room can accommodate 2-3 persons.  There is a bathroom for each room.
For more information about the Adult Retreat Center click here:  https://www.luthercrest.org/adult-retreat-center.html 


Mental Health Connect Presents...
Suicide Awareness Symposium
The Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Saturday, September 28, 8:30-3:30PM

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities
4100 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Join us for workshops, exhibits, and a panel discussion addressing how faith communities can recognize and respond to this important topic. Keynote Speaker is Rev. Dr. Rachael A. Keefe, Pastor of Living Table United Church of Christ and author of “The Life Saving Church”.

Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suicide-awareness-symposium-the-role-of-faith-communities-in-suicide-awareness-and-prevention-tickets-63119143056?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

Questions? Contact the BLCTC Main Office at 612-312-3400 or email jharris@bethlehem-church.org.





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. 

If you are interested in applying for a grant in 2020, please contact Becky Hulden, bhulden@lyngblomsten.org.

 We are pleased to be able to award these grants to promote Parish Nurse Ministry.
The Region 3 Board of Directors


Region 3 Representatives on National Board:

Phyllis           June Sand        
Phyllis Bruce              June Sand,                  Marie Wiegert, Secretary
Minneapolis, MN          St. Paul, MN 
                 Minnespolis, MN        

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 careers@peaceofplymouth.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)

September 2018

November 2018

January 2019

March 2019

May 2019 minutes will be approved at the July 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!  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,

Becky Hulden, Chair rhulden5@gmail.com

Rose Umland, Vice-Chair rose.umland@gmail.com

Ann Dunagan, Treasurer parishnurse@trustinc.org

Marie Wiegert, Secretary mariewiegert@hotmail.com


 Updated 4/19