health & wellness ministry
The Lutheran Church has a heritage of wonderful Parish Nurses who volunteer to share their wisdom to support our congregations and communities. That ministry has expanded to include a whole self approach. Our Health and Wellness Ministry is led by a Parish Nurse and an interdisciplinary team who together support body, mind and spirit, and are leading the way in caring for our community.
They continue to share important resources regarding mental health, as well as make themselves available to answer your questions about your spiritual well being, your wellness in mind, body, and/or spirit, or if you just need to talk to someone. Please feel free to reach out to a ministry team member directly using the contact info provided below, and check out the resource articles they have provided!
If you think you’re having a medical or psychiatric emergency call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Do not attempt to access emergency care through this website.
GriefShare Support Group
GriefShare is a Bible-based grief support group for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, whether it was 1 week ago or 5 years ago. We are honored to come alongside you during this time of need. You will find compassionate support in a group of others who understand the uniqueness of facing loss and the pain of grief. God never meant for you to grieve alone. Time does not heal, God does.
From the Health & Wellness Ministry Team:
While we do not replace your medical or other health providers, we are here to help give you information and resources related to your physical and mental health. Because your everyday needs impact your overall health, we like to help link you with resources for those needs too. We can provide community resource linkage for things such as healthcare, insurance, mental health, utilities, food, clothing, aging, caregiving, housing, Veteran services, education, disability benefits, and others. Please contact our team and we are happy to personalize our recommendations to your specific situation.
Please direct your questions or concerns to the email below!
- Lew Upchurch, Associate Pastor, Ministry Leader
- Nancy Fiduk, RN, Nurse Practitioner, Parish Nurse
- Jane Jones, Ed.D, Educational Leadership
- Barb Hoeneke, RN (Ret)
- Erica Leman, Psy.D. Psychologist
- Cherri Penne-Myers, PA, Neuro Psych, Psych
- Kelly Roberts, RN-BSN
- Becca Walls, LCSW (adult and adolescent mental health)
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Christ Costa Mesa provides worship options so that individuals may make the best choice for themselves and their families. We value all forms of worship with you!
Your board of elders has prepared a way to offer participation in the Lord’s Supper during our livestream Sunday worship services. As the life-saving Gospel of Jesus has been proclaimed through His Word, and received, via streaming videos many times already, we desire the body and blood of Jesus to enter our homes as well.