The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Healthcare Ministry

Topic: Health Ministry in the Parish

Speaker: Ginny Wagenseller

[link to PDF]

Parish/Organization: Christ & Holy Trinity, Westport


With a background in pediatric and public health nursing, I was drawn 10 years ago to engage in parish nursing and health ministry. Orientation to this took place at Virginia Theological Seminary through Episcopal Health Ministries. Continued networking and education are through St. Vincent's Medical Center Parish Nurse Program in Bridgeport.

I serve on the staff as Parish Nurse at Christ & Holy Trinity in Westport, Conn., where my primary focus is on pastoral care, wellness promotion, patient advocacy. As Diocesan Liaison to Connecticut and Regional Representative to Province 1 of Episcopal Health Ministries, I maintain contact with the growing interest in health ministry in a variety of different types of congregations.

Presentation Length: 45 minutes. Can be shortened or lengthened depending on need

Availability: Thursday nights and Sunday nights are not preferable

Geographic limitations: Anywhere in CT.

Contact information:

For more information: