Region 3 includes Minnesota, North and South Dakota

Region 3 Board of Directors dissolved

On December 21, 2020 the Region 3 Board of Directors had it's final meeting in accepting a proposal to dissolve the Board and operate under the the National Board along with all the other Regions.  The discussion regarding this move has been going on since the Fall of 2019.  It has been a difficult decision and Board members expressed a sense of saddness but also afeeling of excitement for the future of ELPNA under one united national board. 

Please Click here for the letter that sent to all Region 3 current and past members.


Region 3 Representatives on National Board:

                 Phyllis                 June Sand            
                         Phyllis Bruce                                     June Sand,                                        
                        Minneapolis, MN                                 St. Paul, MN 
                         pbceilidhdancer10@gmail.com      djsand@comcast.net               

                 Becky Hulden
Marie Wiegert                                           Becky Hulden
Minnespolis, MN                                      Taylors Falls, MN    
mariewiegert@hotmail.com                  rhulden5@gmail.com



Greetings from the Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association (ELPNA)
 We have an exciting opportunity for Lutheran congregations. Members of the ELPNA have long been supportive of new parish nurse ministry start-ups and are acutely aware of the challenging financial situations of congregations. In response to this need, the ELPNA will annually provide funds for start-up or development of a new focus in an existing parish nursing ministry, for a minimum of two (2) Lutheran congregations. Congregations can request up to $750.00 in grant funding.

 A comment from a congregation that has a parish nursing ministry: 

 Pastor Cheryl Mathison – St. Philip the Deacon

We are so grateful to have our parish nurse at St. Philip the Deacon.  Her creative energy, passion for health and deep faith help us to reach out to more people in new ways.  We are so thankful for the grant, which has helped us to meet the needs of this large faith community.

We are asking for your assistance in publicizing the information to Lutheran congregations. Grant applications are due by May 1st, 2021 via an electronic submission process. The awards will be announced within a month of the deadline with funds issued within the 30 days of approval of the grant.  Application forms are available on the ELPNA.org website.   

We are pleased to be able to award these grants to promote and support parish nurse ministry.
The ELPNA Scholarship & Grants Committee

Click here for the application form

Volunteer Help Needed!!

We have a Food Shelf at Calvary Lutheran Church at 39th and Chicago every Saturday.  In preparation for the Saturday drive in to pick up food, we meet on Thursdays to receive food deliveries and organize.  Fridays we pack food bags and put on carts to be taken to the parking lot on Saturday morning.  We have between 80 to 170 families each Saturday and we definitely need more volunteers to work with the Calvary members and community members who volunteer.

We ask people to register on SignUp Genius, which is included below.   That site gives a good overview of our operation.  If you would like more details, you may contact Judi Linder at linde002@umn.edu

Thank you for whatever support you are able to give us!!!



Region 3 Spring Gathering
Monday, May 10
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
The whole event will be worth 1.25 CEUs
Topics: Reports from Westberg and
Historical Monologue:  Florence Nightingale
5:00 - 5:45 Westberg Symposium Reports
5:45 - 6:15 Celebration of Florence Nightingale's Birthday  (May 12, 1812) 
           Phyllis in monologue and costume
6:15 - 7:00 Check-in and Discussion
You will receive the Zoom link closer to to date.


Region 3 Board of Directors


July 2020 Discussion Regarding Future of Region 3

September 2020

November 2020

Annual Meeting Minutes

September 2019

There will be no further minutes since the board has been dissolved.

Previous board minutes can be found in the Archive section of Region 3

Are you Receiving our Mailings??

Are you a Parish Nurse at an ELCA or Lutheran Congregation or a Parish Nurse who belongs to an ELCA or Lutheran Congregation but have not been receiving E-Blasts or mailings from the Region 3 ELPNA? We want to hear from you! Email Phyllis Bruce, Membership Chair, so you can be added to the list!  pbceilidhdancer10@gmail.com

Are you a Lutheran Parish Nurse but not a member of the Region 3 ELPNA? Join today! 

To become a member or renew your membership, will find the current membership form on the "Join Us" page.


 Updated 4/21