Mary Helming

Mary Helming

Mary Helming is a Contributing Editor for the Journal of Christian Nursing.

NCF Vision

For several years, I was a reviewer for Journal of Christian Nursing, and I recognized JCN as a high-quality and important Christian journal. When I retired from my full-time academic and clinical careers, I felt God calling me to do more to serve him and to lead others to him. Having worked as an editor, I felt God's leading to apply for the JCN position of Contributing Editor. It is an honor to be associated with this prestigious journal devoted to Christian nursing.


I am married and a mother of two wonderful adult children, a son and daughter. Family and faith are all-important to me. I am an active member of my church. For hobbies, I enjoy reading, gardening, and travel.


  • PhD, 2007 – Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts and Sciences (Specialization in Nursing Science and Spirituality), Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH
  • MSN, 1980 – Yale University, New Haven, CT (with specialties of Family Nurse Practitioner and Community Health)
  • BSN, 1976 – Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Professional Memberships

  • Connecticut Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse Society
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses International (a Christian global nurse educators organization)
  • American Holistic Nurses Association
  • American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation Board of Directors
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship 


  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Holistic Nurse

Contact Mary.