Is a Faith Community Health Ministry in Your Future?
The Faith Community Health Network (FCHN) supports a growing group of dedicated Faith Community Nurses (FCNs) bringing healthcare access to vulnerable and diverse populations in a non-traditional setting.

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Course

Registration is now open for the 2024 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Course!

Is a Faith Community Health Ministry in your future?

Did you know that 60% of faith community members surveyed in Linn County, Oregon would seek the advice of a faith community nurse if one were available? Are you called to this nursing practice specialty promoting health and wellness of the mind, body, and spirit?

The course is six sessions held on Zoom from 8am – 5pm on the following dates: November 11, 12, 18, 25, December 2, 3, 2024.

Please also plan to attend our in-person reception to honor current and past graduates on Sunday, December 8, 2024 from 2pm-4pm.

Register on our events page and fill out this registration form. We will order course books and have them shipped within 10 days of receipt of payment and completed registration form.

Deb Fell-Carlson helping Ron

2023 Graduates

2023 Graduates

2023 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Course – from top left: Tawni Pfaff (FCN), Lead Educator; Deb Fell-Carlson (FCN), Lead Educator; Geeta Barr (Health Minister), Salem, OR; Myra Hurt (FCN), Columbus, IN; Linda Cutts (FCN), Walla Walla, WA; Patty O’Day (FCN), Sweet Home, OR; Kim Hawkins (FCN), Vancouver, WA; Judi Imig (FCN), Salem, OR; Julie Vaniman (FCN); Olympia, WA; Lisa (Sadie) Blau (Health Minister), Lebanon, OR

2022 Graduates

2022 Graduates

2022 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Course – from top left: Tawni Pfaff (FCN), Lead Educator, Deb Fell-Carlson (FCN), Lead Educator; Pastor Janel Hovde (Health Minister), Portland, OR; Rabbi Jonah Freeman (Health Minister), Lebanon, OR; Cari Moodie, Faith Community Nursing Regional Regional Coordinator, Western Idaho; Karen Burger (Health Minister), Lebanon, OR; Meredith Meyer (FCN), Lincoln County, OR; Carol Vos (FCN), Bay County, MI

2021 Graduates

2021 Graduates

2021 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Course – from top left: Kimberly Lawrence (FCN), Springfield, OR; Deb Fell-Carlson (FCN), Lead Educator; Tawni Pfaff (FCN), Lead Educator, Patty Adams (FCN), Tangent, OR; Laura Capranica (FCN), Stanley, NC; Jonet Schutz (FCN), Salem Area Coordinator and course co-host; Wendy Fierro (Health Minister), Lebanon, OR; Beverly Munday (FCN), Raleigh, NC; Susan Blakely (FCN), Raleigh, NC; Pastor Lydia Tatum, Raleigh, NC, Donna Crawford (FCN), Springfield, OR; Beth Davis (FCN), Durham, NC; Beatriz Vazquez (Health Minister), Denver, CO; Kiersten Erickson (Health Minister), Sweet Home, OR; Louise Glenn (Health Minister), Albany, OR; Pat Nelson (Health Minister), Raleigh, NC

2020 Graduates

2020 Graduates

2020 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Course: Starting at top left, Marcy Shanks (FCN), Lebanon, OR; Deb Fell-Carlson (FCN), Lead Educator, Lebanon, OR; Patricia Meier, (FCN), Turner, OR; Patsy Wilkinson (FCN) and Nancy McPherson (FCN), Lebanon, OR; Debbie Leckie (FCN), Lebanon, OR; Susan Dennie (FCN), Olympia, WA; Susan Pfanner (Health Minister), Springfield, OR; Lise Pettigrew (FCN), Snohomish, WA; Shirley Byrd (Health Minister), Lebanon, OR; Jane Dahl (Health Minister), Canby, OR; Jonet Schutz (FCN), Assistant Instructor and Zoom Co-Host; Tiffany Wadlow (FCN), Lebanon, OR; Sally Diehm (FCN), Assistant Instructor, Springfield, OR; Tawni Pfaff (FCN), Lebanon, OR; Gladys Wardlaw (Health Minister), Lebanon, OR; Nancie Parmenter (FCN), Vancouver, WA

2018 Graduates

2018 Graduates

2018 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Course. (Not pictured, Annette Stixrud, Lead Educator; Deb Fell-Carlson, Faith Community Nursing Coordinator) Back row, left to right: Linda Tedisch (FCN), Albany, OR; Susan Freeman (Health Minister), Lebanon, OR; Julie Marie Quillen (FCN), Tacoma, WA; Tami Schoonover (FCN), Sweet Home, OR; middle row, left to right: Kara Beck (Health Minister), Albany, OR; Nancy Brouhard (FCN), Salem, OR; Cheryl Carandanis (FCN), Damascus, OR; Delores Gassner (FCN), Salem, OR; Shauri Lamkin (FCN), Beaverton, OR

This Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course is based on the curriculum developed through the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing, which curriculum is owned by the Spiritual Care Association of New York, NY, 500 7th Ave, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10018