Redeemer Lutheran Church

  Rochester Minnesota

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Parish Nursing

How does Parish Nursing Ministry work at Redeemer?

The Parish Nurse at Redeemer

  • Serves as a resource for health and wellness by:
       - Directly arranging health related programs
       - Offering blood pressure checks and cholesterol checks
  • Reflects God’s love through professional and personal caring and confidentiality
  • Knows the community resources that are available; direct those in need to the appropriate resource; assist members to utilize and understand the health care system and services.
  • Provides help in formation of support and discussion groups in areas related to physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Redeemer's Health Cabinet

 Jan Dicke, RN

 Stephanie Fisk, RN

 Kathy Zarling, RN

 Sara Bonnes, MD

 Lowell Dale, MD

 Jeff Lee

 Dawn Radtke, RN

 Roger Toomey

 Barbara Wallskog


Mission:   Redeemer's Health Cabinet, in partnership with the parish nurse, is formed to help implement this ministry to make health and wellness a part of Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Christian life and growth. People with competence and/or interest in health care areas are included on the cabinet.
Parish Nursing Ministry at Redeemer Lutheran Church is not a substitute for pastoral care, Stephen Ministry, medical care, community health nursing and social agencies. The focus of this ministry is on prevention and health promotion rather than hands-on physical care. This ministry does not provide physical care, administer medications, draw blood or do other invasive procedures.



Mission Statement

The purpose of Parish Nursing Ministry at Redeemer Lutheran Church   is to encourage health, healing and the caring aspects of the church community.

The Parish Nurse works to reflect God’s love so that our community may receive:

  • Spiritual support as they face health problems and challenges
  • Education and opportunities to pursue a holistic lifestyle as God intended in creation
  • Identify community resources to help in their illness and life changes.

Parish Nurse: Janet Dicke, RN
Jan Dicke

Jan Dicke, Parish Nurse of Redeemer Lutheran Church   completed a Parish Nurse Preparation Course Sponsored by the Nursing Department and Church Relations of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. In addition to her coursework, Jan has had nursing experience in OB, cancer, Geriatrics, surgical, and emergency room. She was an educator for RCTC for 28 years.

Parish Nurse: Kathleen Zarling, RN
Kathleen Zarling

Kathleen Zarling, RN & Parish Nurse  completed the Parish Nurse Course sponsored by the Nursing Department and Church Relations of Concordia University, Moorhead, MN. Kathy has spent her nursing career as a clinical nurse specialist in cardiac nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, and education, here at Mayo Clinic. She and her husband, Dave, have been blessed to raise their family here at Redeemer. Now, God has blessed her with the opportunity to minister, through nursing, to Our Family of Believers, here at Redeemer.

Parish Nurse: Stephanie Fisk, RN
Stephanie Fisk

Stephanie Fisk, RN & Parish Nurse   completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. She maintains her license as a registered nurse in Minnesota, but also is a full-time mother to three young girls. She finished the Parish Nursing introductory course through the LCMS Health Ministry in 2018. Stephanie and her husband, Brian, have been members at Redeemer since 2011 and are very blessed by this congregation!