About HMA Networks

Health Ministry Networks are keenly aware of faith and health issues facing their communities. HMA Networks help raise awareness at a local level of the faith and health movement and have done so in many different ways throughout the history of HMA. Participation in a HMA Network can help carry out the mission of HMA at the local level and creates opportunities for working together to improve faith and health services at the state, regional and national level.

With identified National Regions, HMA has established relationships with leaders in local Health Ministry Networks. Regional leaders are familiar with resources in their communities and are able to respond to the needs and concerns that most effect their populations. Connecting to a HMA Network can help support you in your work in faith community nursing and/or health ministry.

Regional HMA Networks:

  • Support the Vision & Mission of HMA
  • Provide opportunities to collaborate and connect with peers
  • Promote educational topics relating to faith and health
  • Collaborate with local community groups in promoting whole person health
  • Encourage membership in HMA
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas concerning faith and health matters
  • Foster faith and health partnerships between communities of faith and:
    • Local health systems
    • Local offices of Public Health
    • Community, state or national organizations

The possibilities are endless.  If your group is meeting regularly, holding educational events with a health ministry focus, and would like to be a voice for health ministry in your community, consider becoming a Health Ministry Network. For more information, contact the HMA office. To contact a Network Representative in your area, see listings below.

Go forth and network.

Networks Listed by Region

The list below will help you find a Network in your area so that you can get connected locally.

Region I – Pacific West

Arizona Health Ministries Network
Area defined as Western Region, Arizona
Majority of meetings are by conference call (currently – monthly)
Sharon Stanton | email | (480) 570-5134

Contra Costa Health Ministries Network
Area defined as Contra Costa County, California
Vonda Nolan| email

El Dorado Health Ministries
Area defined as El Dorado County, California
Meets Every Other Month
Ruth O’Shea | email

Faith Community Nurses of the Central Coast
Area defined as Central Coast of California
Alijandra Cruz-Tokar | email

Greater Sacramento Health Ministry Network
Area defined as Counties surrounding Sacramento, California
Meets Every Other Month
Cindy Carroll | email

Health Ministries of Hawaii
Area defined as Hawaii
Sue Pignataro | email

Health Ministries of the Truckee Meadows
Area defined as Truckee Meadows, Nevada
Candace Conradt | email

Southern California Conference Health Ministries
Area defined as Southern California
Mary Jo Dalton | email

Region II – Mountain West

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Faith Community Nurse Network
Area defined as Boise, Idaho and the Treasure Valley
(including but not limited to Ada, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette and Valley Counties)
Meets 1st Tuesday of every month at 7 pm
Cari Moodie | email | (208) 367-6494

Wyoming Health Council/ Faith Community & Parish Nurse Program
Area defined as Wyoming & surrounding areas
Meets monthly with conference phone access
Amanda Hubbard | email| website

Region III – Southwest

Texas Health Ministries Network
Area defined as the state of Texas
Paulette Golden | email

Region IV – Great Plains

Nebraska Health Ministry Network
Area defined as the state of Nebraska
Daniel Johnston | email

Greater Kansas City Health & Wellness Ministry
Area defined as Greater Kansas City, Missouri
*Currently being updated, check back!

Region V – Midwest

Greater Central Ohio Health Ministries Network
Area defined as Greater Central Ohio
Noreen Runyan | email

Greater Dayton FCN/Health Ministers Support & Networking Group
Area defined as Greater Dayton, Ohio
Meets Quarterly
Sharon Becker | email

Greater Michigan Health Ministries Network
Area defined as Greater Michigan
Cheryl Tannas | email

Indiana Center for Parish Nursing (ICPN)
Area defined as the state of Indiana
Jan Erlenbaugh Gaddis | email | website

Region VI – Southeast

Carolinas Health Ministry Partnership
Area defined as North & South Carolina
Meetings held quarterly in Charlotte, NC
Christy Porter (President) | email | (864)442-7791

Faith Community Nursing Network
Area defined as Middle Tennessee
Anne Erickson | email

Faith Community Nursing, Bay Care Health System
Area defined as The Greater Tampa Bay Florida Area
Each CHA(community health alliance) has its own schedule – from twice a month to bi-monthly
Mary Crepeau | emailwebsite

Health Ministry Network of Central Florida
Area defined as Central Florida
Yvonne Seballo | email 

Region VII – Northeast

Delaware Region Health Ministries Network
Area defined as state-wide
Spring and Fall Gatherings and weekly email bulletin announcements for congregations sent via listserve
La Vaida Owens-White |  email | (302) 762-4140 ext.101

Parish Nurse Ministries
Area defined as New Hampshire
Pamela Deres | email

Mid Atlantic Coordinators Group
Area defined as Washington D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia, NE West Virginia
Meets Quarterly
Tom Pruski | email

Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley Health Ministry Network
Area defined as SE CT Shoreline, Lower CT River Valley
Meets every other month (Jan, March, etc.), 3rd T of the month
Deborah Ringen | email (860)767-0186 ext. 211 [/one_half_last]