With deep appreciation, the Parish Nurse Ministry of St. Mark’s accepts a memorial gift from Ruth Saathoff, which we now offer to members of our congregation in the nursing field. Ruth provided the initial and ongoing leadership for the development of the Parish Nurse Ministry at St. Marks beginning in 2007 up until her death in 2013

In keeping with Ruth’s love of nursing and parish nursing, her love of learning and her commitment to congregational health, the Parish Nurses, with the endorsement of the Congregational Care Committee, recommend that gifts from this memorial be named as the Ruth Saathoff Parish Nursing Memorial Gift and be used as such:

  • Scholarships for nursing members of the congregation to complete the Faith Community Nursing Continuing Education Course. Completing this course includes a commitment to serve in the church as a Parish Nurse.
  • Annual Scholarships of $100 for members of the congregation who are attending a School of Nursing.
  • Stipend/honorarium for speaker to present a health information presentation to the congregation, in coordination with the Parish Nurses and a member of the Congregational Care Committee.

Please feel free to contact any of the Parish Nurses if you have questions or are interested in requesting funding for one of the scholarships. We would be happy to talk with you about these opportunities.