Region 5 includes:
Northern Great Lakes
Michelle Knapp, Chicago, IL, firstname.lastname@example.org, Newly retired from Advocate Health Care
Faith Community Nurse Ministry after 28 years!
Susan Richards, Madison WI, email@example.com
Grants are available for churches starting a Parish Nurse Ministry. Contact one of the above Respresenatives for information.
Region 5 News
Greetings Region 5 - Faith Community Nurses !
Happy Spring! Hope spring has finally arrived in your area! It sure seemed like a long winter here up north!
Are you attending a synod assembly in Region 5? Would you be willing to bring a few of the ELPNA brochures with you to put out or pass around? You can find our brochure on the ELPNA website and print them off. It would be a great way for us to connect with other Faith Comunity Nurses in our region!
You can find helpful resources for your church at the Church Health Center's website - www.churchhealth.org. If you are looking for a Foundations of FCN course, you can find information about the ones coming up there too!
With the help of the list of churches in Region 5 on the ELCA website, I've been looking for the parish nurses in our region by looking at church websites. If you know of parish nurses, please let me know so I might reach out to them.
Please send me news about what's going on in your area of Region 5 so we can publicize the events for you here on the website. Is there anyone out there who would like to help organize a gathering for faith community nurses in our region? Let me know.
Blessings to you and your ministry!
Michelle Knapp RN - newly retired (after 28 years)! Advocate Health Care Faith Community Nurse
Ebenezer Lutheran Church & Immanuel Lutheran Church
cell (773) 936-4751