The 22nd Annual Concordia Conference for Parish Nurse and Congregational Health Ministries was held May 28-29, 2014, at Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis. Clergy, parish nurses and others interested in congregational health attended the conference with the theme “Reflecting God’s Love,” based on Eph. 5:1-2.
Keynote speakers included the Rev. Dr. Daniel Paavola, theology professor at Concordia University Wisconsin; Dr. Marcia Schnorr, coordinator of parish nursing for the LCMS; and Brian Becker, senior vice-president, Wheat Ridge Ministries.
“We feel parish nurses are a great example of Christian mercy in action and can be important helpers to the pastoral office for visitation and the life together in a congregation,” said Maggie Karner, director of LCMS Life and Health Ministries. “Parish nurses by nature become encouragers of an ethic of mercy in a congregation and community. Their understanding of Lutheran theology in practice influences their role of caring for both the body and soul of our neighbors.”
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