In July 2018, Christy joined NCF staff to become the Professional Ministries Director. Christy shares her excitement for NCF ministry with nurses and nursing students in this brief video message.
Nursing is one of the most challenging and yet rewarding professions created. We teach, conduct research, and interact with patients, residents, families, and communities throughout their lifespan. We advocate, educate, support, and care. Nurses serve from a place of giving; many nurses feel called to this profession.
Nurses Christian Fellowship is uniquely situated to support the work of our profession. In my personal prayer time, I asked God how I should be leading. His answer was clear – it’s about relationship. As I meditated on this, three aspects of relationship developed:
We have relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the source of our strength, our foundation, and is with us in every moment of our lives.
We have relationship with each other. We need each other. We were made for community. We are stronger together when we work as a team and support each other.
We have relationship with those we serve. We celebrate the successes of our work and recognize times when our work can leave us drained or empty.
How can we be better connected? Renewed? How can NCF be a part of this process?
The Bible says, “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12).
I am excited to see God lead as we come together from our diverse places of practice to deepen relationships and better serve our patients, each other, and Him. I invite you to be a part of this process.
I am married and live in northeastern Wisconsin. We have two sons, a daughter-in-law, four grandchildren, two cats, and an adorable Morkie who keeps us all in line. It brings me joy to experience the beauty of nature through the songs of birds, a fallen pinecone, or a shiny rock. My windowsills are filled with these treasures!
Through my ministry with the Daring Way™, I speak and encourage people in small groups and communities to live from a place of courage and authenticity. 2020 has been a year for me to practice both these values. I had the privilege of caring for my Daddy for seven weeks while he was on hospice until his death in August. The grief has left me raw and exposed. But God has shown great mercy and comfort during the months since my Daddy's death through the prayers and encouragement of others. It's been a beautiful example of the body of Christ responding to provide presence and support.
Education and Degrees
BSN: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (1983)
MSN: Nursing Education – Indiana Wesleyan University (2009)