Faith Community Health and Parish Nursing Ministry
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
Secretariat: Ministerial Personnel


Deacon James F. Greer
Office: 617-746-5843
Fax: 617-779-4570
Karen Farrell
Administrative Assistant
Office: 617-746-5843
Fax: 617-779-4570
Karen Wenger, MS, RN, FCN
Faith Community Nursing Educator
Office: 617-746-5841
Fax: 617-779-4570

Faith Community Health and Parish Nursing Ministry


Parish/Faith Community Nursing is "the specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as part of the process of promoting holistic health and preventing or minimizing illness in a faith community."1 

Goal:  "The protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; prevention of illness and injury; and response to suffering in the context of the values, beliefs, and practices of a faith community"1 

Addresses:  "The spiritual, physical, mental, and social health of the patient."1 

Patient: "May refer to the faith community as a whole, or groups, families, and individuals in the faith community."1 

"With the intentional focus on spiritual health, the Faith Community Nurse primarily uses the nursing interventions of: education, counseling, advocacy, referral, utilizing resources available to the faith community, and training and supervising volunteers from the faith community."1 

Resource for Scope and Standard of Practices for Faith Community Nursing:

Next Faith Community Nursing Class Dates (Contact Karen Wenger for More information at
  • May 18
  • June 1
  • June 15
  • June 29

1 These statement are from the Faith Community Nursing:Scope and Standards of Practice (American Nurses Association, 2005)