Health Ministry

Chris Mayer

His Healing Presence in Practical Ways

The health ministry at First Pres allows us a unique opportunity to minister to the whole health needs of the congregation and the issues that affect our lives. The foundation for our health ministry is found in John 10:10b, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

Led by Chris Mayer BSN, parish nurse, our goal is to "strive to help people experience the love of Christ and His healing presence in practical ways." Chris works closely with Pastor Dave, and also the board of Deacons, Stephen ministers and prayer chain so that she can fully assess the needs of the congregation.

The five areas of responsibility that our parish nurse focuses on in order to minister to the First Pres community are as follows:

  • health education
  • personal health counseling
  • referrals
  • advocacy
  • pastoral care

If you have any issues you would like to discuss with our parish nurse, she can be reached at First Pres on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10 and 2 at 313-274-1313, ext. 16.