Hello everyone! This a very exciting time for me as I begin
to serve First Christian Church and its congregants as Parish Nurse. I feel very blessed and privileged to have
been chosen to fill this important role and I want to assure you that I take it
very seriously. It’s truly an honor to
be entrusted with the most private details of a person’s life and I look
forward to building a close and caring relationship with each and every one of
First, a little bit about myself. I’m a homegrown, lifelong Iowa farm girl and
St. Louis Cardinals fan! I graduated
from Mediapolis High School, I’m 52-years old, single, and have two older
brothers and an older sister. I live on
my parents five-generation farm a couple miles east of Kingston. My dad passed
away in 2012 and my 85-year old mother asked me a couple of years ago if I
would move home to help her as she gets older. It has been the greatest
blessing for both of us!
Our family grows corn and soybeans to sell
and also mows hay and cuts silage to feed our 100-300 Blank Angus cattle. We have a palomino named Hotshot that likes
to eat horsie treats more than anything else!
As soon as he sees you, he comes running across the pasture, whinnying,
looking for treats. He is SO
spoiled. It doesn’t hurt that we have a
couple of veterinarians in the family too!
In addition to my quarter-time job as
Parish Nurse, I am a full-rime Registered Nurse and the minister at Danville
United Methodist Church. That is why you
won’t see me at FCC on Sunday mornings.
I’ve had a lot of nursing experience in a
wide variety of areas. I’ve worked in
several long-term care centers as well as at Genesis Medical Center (both
campuses) in Davenport. I was a
medical-surgical float nurse there, which means I worked in all the departments
which included Acute Care, Rehabilitation, Oncology, Pulmonary, Surgical
Specialty, Cardiac, Orthopedics, the Emergency Room and Trauma Bay. I’m currently a Home Health Nurse, working
12-hour shifts at client’s homes in Burlington for a company out of Denver
called Professional Case Management (PCM).
My true passion is working with the elderly.
I will be in the Parish Nurse office at
the church on Wednesdays, 11 AM-1:00 PM, 1:00 PM staff meeting, then afternoons
for hospital/home visits, appointments, etc.
Stop on in to say “hi” or shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)