Parish Nurse

Keeping our congregation healthy - mind, body and soul

And now, Lord, consider their threats, and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal, and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant, Jesus. Acts 4:29-30.

If you need to speak with a parish nurse during this time, please call 540-662-5843, Ext. 3, and leave a message.

Parish Nurses are committed to meeting the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of the whole person, and to promoting wellness through a healing ministry of the parish. They are volunteers member of the church staff who develop health and wellness programs benefiting the congregational body and surrounding community and a lay leader who assists the congregation to identify, interpret, rediscover, and reclaim its historic role in the area of health/wellness. The Parish Nurses serve as a health educator and counselor and as a referral source and liaison to community resources and services.

Helen Zebarth and Rosalie Lewis are our parish nurses. Both are volunteers and have an office in the Smith Building, but they do not have regular office hours. Helen and Rosalie assist the clergy in visiting those who are ill or infirm. They are a vital part of our healing ministry at our Wednesday Noon Eucharist. On the third Wednesday of the month, Helen assists at a service of laying on of hands and anointing with oil for healing. Both nurses are available for counsel as well.

The parish nurses maintain a closet of durable medical equipment that they can lend to individuals upon request.

The parish nurse office can be contacted at 540-662-5843, ext. 3 or via email.

Christ Episcopal Church
140 W. Boscawen Street

Winchester, VA 22601

540-662-5843

Email the Church Office