Logo representing the Wisconsin Conference UMC Parish Nursing committeeThe UM Parish Nurse Health Ministry focuses on holistic health, wellness, prevention of disease and injury for the congregation, which includes spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of all individuals.

Parish Nursing is a unique, specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the promotion of holistic health in a faith community, such as a church, synagogue, or mosque. Parish Nursing ministers to the needs of the individual, the family and the community the church serves. The Parish Nurse serves within the context of the values, beliefs and practices of the faith community and in accord with its mission and ministry.

Parish Nursing integrates education, advocacy and referrals with the gift of healing presence, which is the condition of being consciously and compassionately in the present moment with another. Healing presence affirms an individual's potential for wholeness, regardless of their life circumstances.

Download the Wisconsin Conference Parish Nurses list (117 kb PDF)