Educational and Networking Opportunities

Greater Dayton Area FCN/Health Ministers Network

Join us at the Greater Dayton Area Faith Community Nurse/Health Ministers Network! Meetings are held quarterly and focus on sharing information, learning from guest presenters and reflecting on theological issues. These elements help to reinforce our belief that healing of body, mind and spirit is rooted within the faith community and the healing power of God.

Next meeting:

May 21, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Church of the Ascension, Witzman Lower Level, 2025 Woodman Drive, Kettering, OH, 45420. Rebecca Cress-Ingebo LMT, BA, BSN, MLS, MSN, EdS, Ohio State Master Gardener (12 years), Self-Employed Healthwise Medical Massage, who will present the continuing education piece of our meeting on “Therapeutic Gardening.”

This continuing education activity will introduce nurses to the therapeutic gardening intervention. The activity includes a presentation of the concepts, benefits and practice of therapeutic gardening for nurses' and patients' self-care practices. During the presentation there will be time for discussion, self-reflection, and questions, which will allow participants to develop the ability to describe therapeutic gardening and discuss the concepts, benefits and practice of therapeutic gardening for nurses' and patients' self-care practices.

1.5 contact hours are available, and registration is required. Download the flyer/register or contact Michelle Randall at (937) 227-9454 for more information. Premier Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

Following the presentation, we will also hear from Jennifer Hall and Heather Robison from the American Cancer Society on the programs and resources they have available for those dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Save these dates for future meetings:

  • Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020
    11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Topic: Handling Difficult Situations
  • Thursday, Nov. 19., 2020

Contact Us

The health ministries program is honored to be serving faith communities in Southwest Ohio for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of their congregations. To learn more about how we can assist your faith community, contact us.

Michelle Randall, Program Coordinator
1046 Brown St. (Catholic Social Services building, second floor)
Dayton, Ohio 45409
Phone: (937) 227-9454(937) 227-9454
Fax: (937) 341-8838

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We are often out in the community at meetings and working with faith communities. If you want to stop by the office, we recommend that you call or email first.