Parish Nurses

Published on June 6th, 2017

parish5Parish Nurses assist Pastors in meeting the human needs in the congregation. Parish Nursing is a unique blend of professional nursing and spiritual care giving.

The Parish Nurse May Serve As:

  • Health Educator
  • Health Counselor
  • Liaison to the Community
  • Advocate
  • Trainer and Coordinator of Volunteers
  • Spiritual Caregiver

Indiana District Congregations with at least one volunteer or paid Parish Nurse are listed below.

Fort Wayne

  • Bethlehem
  • Emmanuel, West Jefferson
  • Emanuel, New Haven
  • Holy Cross
  • Mt. Calvary
  • St. Paul’s


  • Our Shepherd
  • St. John
  • St. Paul
  • St. Peter


  • Good Shepherd


  • Living Christ


  • Faith


  • Trinity


  • Lord of Life

Columbia City

  • St. John


  • Faith

Louisville, KY

  • Our Savior

Encouragement and Assistance:

For information about Parish Nursing or Parish Nurse education, call Lana Hille, RN, the Parish Nurse at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Lana serves as Indiana District’s Parish Nurse Coordinator. Please contact Lana Hille at or at 260-423-1369. You may also contact Janet Hitzeman at 812-345-0882.

If you have a Parish Nurse who is serving in your congregation, please let Lana Hille know so that they can be put on the district list of Parish Nurses.  Thank you.

Download this Parish Nurse handout to share with those interested in the parish nurse ministry.