Faith In Action


Health Ministry & Parish Nursing

The mission of Health Ministry is to promote health and wholeness of body, mind, and spirit in the faith community of Trinity Lutheran Church.

What does Trinity’s Health Ministry do?

  • Identifies the health ministry needs of individuals, families, and the congregation.
  • Provides opportunities for participation in health and wellness screenings, education, and activities.
  • Promotes safety by maintaining first aid kits, the AED, and hosting CPR classes.
  • Supports a volunteer parish nursing program.

Nan Paarlberg

Nan has been a member of Trinity since 2010, along with husband Terry. She worked for 20 years in the neonatal intensive care unit and currently works in home health care for children with special needs. The thought of parish nursing makes her really excited and she is thrilled to merge her career, Stephen Ministry, and spiritual healing to complete her life, being able to serve others in all areas of life.

Stephen Ministry

Read More about Stephen Ministry (Brochure)
When to contact a Stephen Minister (Infographic)

Stephen Ministry, according to its website, “is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.”

For more information, please visit the Stephen Ministry website.

Trinity Mission Fund

View or Print the Mission Endowment Fund Brochure

The Trinity Mission Fund was created in 1992 to support and enhance the mission of Trinity Lutheran Church. Charitable bequests and other planned gifts continue to build the endowment. Contributions extend ministry outreach and initiatives, support special projects, and enrich congregational life here at Trinity, throughout the Indiana-Kentucky Synod, and in wider ELCA ministries.

Many projects have benefited from the endowment. Grants approved by the fund have helped: the Pathway to Worship Project, seminarians, the Stephen Ministry, and the ELMO Project – Red Cloud Indian School, among others.

Congregation members are invited to make requests for grants from the fund. All considering making a contribution to the endowment are encouraged to speak with an attorney or financial planner about giving to the Mission Endowment Fund.

Read more in the Mission Endowment Fund brochure.