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Faith Community Nursing

In faith community nursing, clients work with specially trained nurses who integrate spiritual care with health care to create a more holistic healing experience. Faith community nursing plays a role in the broader dimension of congregational ministries by bringing a registered nurse to the ministry team. This provides a unique blend of nursing and ministry. However, one does not need to be connected with a faith community to become a Faith Community Nurse. For more information, please see our Becoming a Faith Community Nurse webpage.


Faith Community Nurse Partnership of Central MN Group Meetings Information

FCN meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. View 2021 meetings calendar via Google Docs.

Please the review following monthly FCN newsletter, made available via Google Docs:

For more information or to request group meetings details, please e-mail Bethany.Tollefson@centracare.com

Committee Information:

  • President: Carol Engelhardt, FCN, Grace United Methodist, St. Cloud
  • Vice-President: Rona Bless, FCN, Trinity Lutheran, Long Prairie
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Karen Reinholz, FCN, St. Francis Xavier, Sartell

Alexandria Area Parish Nurse Group:

Val Trumm & Kathy Fischer (contact info below) meet as needed. Others are welcome to join them.

  • Val Trumm, First Lutheran Church, 320-762-2162
  • Kathy Fischer, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 320-759-2208

Integrators of Faith and Health: Ten Nurses Commissioned as New Faith Community Nurses

Congratulations to ten Registered Nurses who were commissioned as new faith community nurses at an online ceremony on November 20, 2020 after completing the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing class.

Faith community nursing is a specialized area of professional nursing recognized by the American Nurses Association. These nursing professionals, who have taken on additional training to be leaders in their faith communities, are known as Integrators of Faith and Health. The class members who were commissioned include:

  • Renee Becker - MN
  • Alishia Claibourn - CA
  • Jeanne Cleary - MN
  • Rebecca Dotson - NC
  • Deb Hendrickson - MN
  • Della Kenion - NC
  • Ashley Marquardt - MN
  • Lisa Moschkau - MN *
  • Cindy Steffl - MN
  • Christine Zaineddin - NC

*CentraCare employee


Photos From Past Faith Community Nursing Events

2019 - Blessing of Hands

2018 - November FCN Commissioning

2018 - Blessing of Hands