Faith Community (Parish) Nurse Program

Who We Are

Shepherd of the Valley (SOTV) Faith Community (Parish) Nurse Program began in 2005 with a grant from the Fairview Foundation. Since then, SOTV has supported the training and continuing education of nine Faith Community Nurses.

Do you want to get involved?

If you are a nurse or someone looking to help out with care ministries, we invite you to stop by and talk with someone from our team. There are opportunities to…

  • lead a class
  • help with blood pressure checks
  • be a friendly visitor
  • and more (let us know what you have in mind)

We would love to talk more with you about your skills and interests! For more information, please contact Julie Opheim, Wellness Coordinator.

What We Do

The Faith Community Nurse seeks to foster physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well being in relation to God, family, neighbor, and church community.

H – Health advisor
E – Educator on health issues
A – Advocate/resource person
L – Liaison to faith and community
T – Teacher of volunteers & developer of support groups
H – Healer of body, mind, and spirit by offering sacred rituals of prayer and healing

The Wholeness Wheel on the right illustrates that wellness is mult-dimensional – made up of spiritual, vocational, intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and financial dimensions of well-being. Spiritual well-being is intertwined with and influences our well-being in all other dimensions.

View our webpage on total wellness for more tips on a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.

All communications and conversations between the Faith Community Nurse and members will be treated in a confidential manner consistent with standards of nursing and pastoral care. No information will be divulged to staff, congregation, family, or other health care professionals without the express consent of the member.

Talk to your loved ones about Health Care Directives and take time to write your wishes down. Find out more at Honoring Choices Minnesota or download a PDF form.


Email Julie, SOTV’s Wellness Coordinator, with questions or to speak with a Faith Community (Parish) Nurse.

Email Pastor Lindsey.

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