Faith Community Nursing

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Class - Fall 2023
Virtual Class Scheduled for Nov. 5, 6, 12 & 13
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• For currently licensed RNs who want to practice as Faith Community Nurses. This class (offered online) includes 36.5 contact hours. Please see links above for more information. Please contact for additional questions.
• The Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course is based on the curriculum developed through the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing, which is owned by Church Health of Memphis, Inc., 1350 Concourse Ave., Ste. 142, Memphis, TN 38104.

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 the second Tuesday every other month. There are often educational opportunities and CEUs offered. View latest meetings calendar via Google Docs.

For more information or to request group meetings details, please e-mail

Committee Information:

  • President: Rona Bless, FCN, Trinity Lutheran, Long Prairie
  • Secretary: Carol Englehart, FCN, Grace Methodist Church, St. Cloud

Congratulations to New Faith Community Nurses!

Eighteen nursing professionals have recently taken on additional training to be leaders in their faith communities, known as Integrators of Faith and Health. These individuals completed the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing class.

Faith community nursing is a specialized area of professional nursing recognized by the American Nurses Association. The class members who were commissioned include:

May 2022

  • Therese Drey, MN
  • Christine Haasser, MN
  • Jeny Holthaus, MN*
  • Sheila Klous, MN
  • Kari Salzer, MN
  • Doris Schmidt, MN
  • Jackie Sullivan, MN*
  • Michelle Wentland, MN*

May 2021

  • Kristin Brandt, MN*
  • Michelle Hanson, MN*
  • Rebecca Harpold, Virginia
  • Mary Jorgenson, MN
  • Abigail Mokhtary, MN
  • Denise Pederson, MN
  • Ruth Vandenberg, BC, Canada
  • Carol Whitehead, CA

November 2020

  • 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

2022 - Blessing of Hands
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2022 - Foundations of Faith Virtual Class
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2019 - Blessing of Hands

2018 - November FCN Commissioning

2018 - Blessing of Hands