After working at Parkview Health for 40 years as a nurse, I retired and wanted to still stay connected in helping others in illness and in health. I went back to school at the University of Indianapolis and took classes to become a Faith Community Nurse. Faith Community Nursing is a fairly new title previously referred to as a Parish Nurse.
The mission of faith community nursing is the intentional integration of the practices of faith and nursing so that people can achieve wholeness in, with, and through the community of faith in which they serve.
So what does that all mean? By volunteering as a Faith Community nurse I get to share the two things I love, Faith and Nursing, with members of the congregation and community in many ways.
My husband, Ken and I came to HUMC 36 years ago when our Daughter Began attending Preschool at the church. We fell in love with the church then and continue to believe in the current mission of the church, “We are called by Christ to connect and serve!”
Ken and I have been married for 42 years and family is very important to us. We have two married children, our daughter, Abby, and Son in law Nico Tigulis and Son, Kenny and daughter in law Amanda Hendricks. They have given us the loves of our lives, our 7 grandchildren, Cora (14), Keenan (11), Eli (9), Zeb (6), Tylen (5), Mila (4) and Asher (3).
In addition to our family and nursing I love Mission work. I have been on several mission trips to Africa and Jamaica though HUMC and love sharing with all of those less fortunate than us. Don’t know of a better way to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus than helping others here and abroad.