WHY I BECAME A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE NURSE

CATHY FARRELL

Director of Christian Science Nursing

"A willingness to serve."

Several years ago a dear friend invited me to join him at a Christian Science church service. I was going through a difficult time and was searching for a peaceful more God-centered approach to living. Prior to this my friend and I had many conversations regarding God and His love for His children that left me eager to learn more about this “Christian Science.” So, I accepted his invitation and showed up! And I kept coming. At that time, I was a single mother with three children under the age of 10. I 

BROOKE ENOCH

Director of Christian Science Nurses Training

“My love for God continues to unfold; manifested in my love for man, it is expressed through my Christian Science nursing ministry.”

At the heels of an aggressive challenge being healed, I was seeking to return to the work force. One morning when I woke up, the thought came to me from Hymn 254, “...where Thine own children are, I love to be.” About an hour later, I received a call from a friend that was employed at a Christian Science assisted living home. They were needing to hire a caregiver. 

JORDAN KRUEGER

Journal-listed Christian Science Nurse

“This awareness of the grandness of purpose included in Christian Science nursing was the major incentive that inspired me to continue.”

My experience in becoming a Christian Science nurse truly felt like unfoldment. It took several steps along the way before I submitted an application to an introductory course in Christian Science nursing. This unfoldment took place over a period of approximately six years, in what seemed at first like pure coincidence, but showed me a greater plan through God’s guidance. I had friends who just began bringing up the idea

JEANNE DUNN

Journal-listed Christian Science Nurse

"My path on Love’s divine adventure."

I was surprised when two friends from my branch church in Minneapolis chose to exchange their travel and education careers for that of prayer and service as Christian Science nurses. Even though, I had experienced the blessing of healing at a Christian Science nursing facility at one time, training to become a Christian Science nurse was not something my 30-something, live-for-today lifestyle wanted to consider. My desire to understand this new career choice my friends had made, coupled with the

BILL CONANT

Journal-listed Christian Science Nurse

"What…me, a Christian Science nurse?"

In the year 2010 I came to St. Louis a broken man. I had no money, no job and was living in my sister’s unfinished basement. I survived by working as a handy man and doing odd jobs. One of those odd jobs took me to Tender Care at Home, a Christian Science assisted living facility in a five-bedroom house. I had been around Christian Science nursing before as I was the maintenance man at The Leaves, a Christian Science nursing facility in Dallas, and at the Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association in Boston.

GRACE KRUEGER

Journal-listed Christian Science Nurse

“God knows me better than I know myself - what a relief!”

After helping a member of my immediate family during a challenge for three months, I suddenly found myself asking the question, “What’s next for me?” I had been working for various non-profit organizations in a large metropolitan area for 10 years and felt it was time for a change. I didn’t know what direction to go, but I knew the answer would come through prayer. I felt I needed to let go of human outlining and trust God more. A family friend who had known me since I was a child suggested I consider becoming a

ANDREW SPIRES

Christian Science Nurse

“This largess of a grateful heart That loves and blesses all.”

Christian Science Hymnal, Hymn 3 

I was so filled with Love from what I heard and how I felt in the one day "Comfort's Art: Exploring the Foundation and Practical Aspects of Christian Science Nursing" seminar held at Peace Haven in April 2018. I knew I wanted to learn more about this Christly work for our Church and its members. As I transitioned from providing full-time care for our daughter I wanted to shift my focus from past work as a graphic artist to supporting