The Rev. Kent Siladi and Deborah Ringen of Old Saybrook Discuss Parish Health Ministry

Reposted from https://www.ctucc.org/newsdetail/siladi-and-ringen-12683041

Connecticut Conference Minister The Rev. Kent Siladi recently did a live video interview with Deborah Ringen, an experienced Parish Nurse from the First Church of Chrst, Congregational in Old Saybrook, CT. 

They discussed ways in which local congregations can offer health ministry and wellness programs in their settings. 

Ringen has more than 30 years of nursing experience focused on home health care, geriatric care, and 13 years of practice as a faith community nurse/ parish nurse. She lives in Westbrook with her husband Alan and is the mother of three sons.

You can watch the entire interview below.


Ringen also offered the following resources:

Health and Wholeness resources: http://www.ucc.org/health

UCC Health Ministries/ UCC Faith Community Nurse Network: http://www.ucc.org/justice_health_ucc-community-nurses

Health Ministries Association Inc. The membership body for nurses clergy, laypeople interested in the connection between faith and health: 
http://hmassoc.org/

Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing – for information about the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course- recommended for all faith community nurses: https://westberginstitute.org/faith-community-nursing/

Also, Deborah will be teaching this course online with Azusa Pacific University beginning March 4th for 10 weeks: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WlT4968-AIF7R-2ZgV56c2uDn_7GBirf/view?fbclid=IwAR2p8Jk8T-YdQzTkY_e12YibY0a8aoNPq2sEjOJ7GbjGCWgmE0HWWq_Kv4k