Messiah’s Faith Community Nurse is Doris Acton. She is a registered nurse who has also completed an accredited Parish Nurse preparation program. The Faith Community Nurse combines the art and science of nursing with ministry to promote wellness in mind, body and spirit.

The role of the Faith Community Nurse at Messiah includes:

  • Serving on the Congregational Care team.
  • Visiting members in their home, hospital or nursing care facility.
  • Counseling members on health-related issues.
  • Meeting with members to provide information, referral or assistance with health care needs including health services, alternative living arrangements or health care conditions.
  • Consulting on health and safety issues at Messiah UMC.
  • Offering blood pressure screenings.
  • Teaching classes on health topics.
  • Helping persons to understand the relationship between mind, body, and spirit.

The Faith Community Nurse is not able to provide hands-on nursing care, diagnosis or home-care.

To contact the Faith Community Nurse, call the church office at 763-473-6968 and leave a message for a return call or email Doris at