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July 13 Annual Meeting
and Election via Zoom

We had a great turn out for our first ever Zoom meeting and Election. Our meeting began with Dr. Kathleen Grimm and Sandra Laurer BSN, RN from ECMC's Supportive care and Palliative medicine, and The Conversation Project. Their presentation was well received and timely as they also spoke about "conversations" and the need they've found during the period of the Covid 19 pandemic. The slide show presentation can be found in the Member only section of this Web Page.

Our Election was held on Zoom, by electronic ballot, even though it was an election by "Acclamation". The voting was private, and the results were available to see by all, directly following. 

We thank our outgoing Board members

Deb Coplin-Hall, MSN, RN -Faith Community Nurse Treasurer and
Maryetta DuBois RN =Faith Community Nurse-Secretary for jobs well done! We moved our office in January and then had to stay in touch via Zoom!

Congratulations and Thank you to our Parish Nurse Ministries Board for 2020-21 

(Transition will begin over the summer with 
Installation of the new officers
on September 12th@ 9am)

  • President:  Elizabeth Brown, MSN, RN -Faith Community Nurse
  • Treasurer: Lois Tripp RN-Faith Community Nurse
  • Secretary: Mary Ann Clayback-Faith Community Nurse
  • Executive Board Member: Carol Mathner, MSN, RN-Faith Community Nurse


Membership Meetings Calendar

Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM-12 Noon

Location TBA



Starting September 25th, 2020

*The course will now be offered online
due to COVID-19 required distancing!

The Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course, developed through the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing in consultation with the National League of Nursing (NLN) and the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center (ANACC), explores this specialty practice which combines professional nursing with health ministry. Developed from the Judeo-Christian perspective, this 2019 curriculum is respectful of, and can be applied to, other faith traditions by exploring their differences and similarities. Some additional areas of discovery include: Practice History and Philosophy, Ethical Issues, Whole Person Health/Healing, along with Loss, Suffering & Grief in the context of a faith tradition. Participant will utilize the nursing process as it applies to the leadership role of an FCN, preparing them to initiate and maintain this health ministry within, and to, the larger surrounding community

*The on-line format will be taught by experienced professional nursing faculty, along with knowledgeable FCNs & Community Leaders. The remainder of the course dates, as well as the tuition are being decided upon and will be available soon. Scholarships are available for those in need.


For more information, contact Yvonne Askew by email: or by phone: (716) 220-5098.

Becoming A Member

Membership to the Parish Nurse Ministries of New York, Inc. is open to registered nurses of all denominations and all faiths.  The Basic Parish Nurse Training program does not need to have been completed before joining.  Read More