People of Faith Working Together for Healthier Communities.

What is HMA?

A convergence of health promotion and religious beliefs.

The Health Ministries Association (HMA) encourages, supports and empowers leaders who integrate faith with the promotion of health and wholeness in local communities.

Our membership is made up of health ministers, faith community nurses, clergy, chaplains, faculty, and program leaders who have developed and provide health ministries in diverse faith communities.

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HMA is looking for Board Nominations!

Leaders are needed to take HMA to new possibilities.

The Nominating Committee of the Health Ministries Association is receiving nominations for new members of the Board of Directors to be elected by the HMA membership. Now is the time to nominate yourself or someone you would recommend as a candidate for HMA Board membership. Read more about the nomination process on the 2019 Nomination Form page, and place your vote by June 22. 2019!

P.S. You must be a member to vote. If you are not a member considering joining today by clicking here!

Serving on the Board of HMA is an active, meaningful experience.  For current Board member Nancy Durbin, “Serving on the board has provided me an opportunity to expand my professional nursing specialty experience and to meet colleagues from across the country who share my passion for the integration of faith and health.”

In the words of Pat Welsh, current Secretary/Treasurer, “Being a member of the Board has given me a new respect for the leadership who came before us and laid a solid foundation, which HMA enjoys today.  Working with Board members from all over the country has been a delight as we got to know each other, prayed for each other’s families, become life-long friends and invited the Holy Spirit to guide our Board work and decisions.  The expertise and trust for each other on this Board, along with the mentoring from the ‘HMA Sages’ led us to this exciting point in the history of HMA with our first Executive Director!  We need your ideas, energy, and creativity on the HMA Board…Don’t miss being a national leader in Health Ministries!  Come join us and make a difference!

2019 Award Nominations Deadline Changed!…

The deadline for nominations is now July 15, 2019! Nominate an exemplary co-worker or colleague for one of HMA’s annual awards.

Go to the Members Awards Page to pick the Award you would like to nominate someone for.

Sponsor the 2019 HMA Conference

Would you like to become a sponsor for the next Health Ministries Association’s conference in Erlanger, Kentucky? Go to our Upcoming Conference page and click on the Conference Prospectus just below the 2019 flyer to read the opportunities available to you for 2019.

2019 HMA National Conference – KY

Oct. 11 – 14, 2019 | St. Elizabeth Training & Educational Center | For more information go to the Upcoming Conference page.

Group Memberships

Are available, visit our Become a Member page for more information!

Latest News

HMA Executive Director Announcement

The Board of Directors of Health Ministries Association (HMA) is pleased to announce our first-ever Executive Director, Ms. Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN.  This new Executive Director position is an exciting step forward in the growth of HMA, and we are confident in the experience and passion Julie brings to the role. Ms. Ruchniewicz has been […]


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