The Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association (ELPNA) is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of registered nurses who are affiliated with an ELCA or other Lutheran congregation. It was founded in 2004, with the first membership list including 65 nurses in the Minneapolis and St. Paul Area Synods of Minnesota. The membership is open to Registered Nurses who have completed a Parish/Faith Community Nurse Preparation class and are paid/unpaid/retired staff with an ELCA or other Lutheran congregation.
To provide leadership in fostering the spiritual growth and development of Parish Nurses, promote the expansion of this ministry into more congregations, and strengthen the Parish Nurse presence within the Synods.
Consider Becoming a Regional Director
Being on the National Board of Directors is a wonderful experience. Meeting monthly via conference call with Parish Nurses from across the country gives us a chance to share information and ideas that help promote this organization. When we meet face to face at Westberg or at our Board Retreats, we feel a special connection. We know that together we can have a greater impact on promoting parish nursing in our Lutheran Churches, Synods, and the ELCA. We invite any parish nurse who is interested to contact any of us, join a conference call, and get a sense of the unity we feel and how we work together.
Here is the position description of a National Representative:
Please click here for the the position description.
November 2020 Annual Membership Meeting
No meeting in December
March minutes will be approved at the April 28 Board meeting
Are you a Lutheran Parish Nurse but not a member of the ELPNA? Join today!
To become a member or renew your membership, download and print out the
Membership Form found Here
Send the filled-out membership form and dues to: ELPNA, PO Box 8117, St Paul, MN 55108. And while you are online, have a look at this websit