HealthCare Ministries at Mathews United Methodist Church

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Ann Landis, RN, BSN, Healthcare Ministries Coordinator and Congregational Nurse at Mathews United Methodist Church of Greenwood, South Carolina, USA.  Photo Image (c) 2004.  Copyrighted by Mathews United Methodist Church.
Ann Landis, RN, BSN
Healthcare Ministries Coordinator
Congregational Nurse
Congregational Nurse graphic image

Ann Landis, RN, BSN has agreed to volunteer her time as our church's Congregational Nurse and Director of HealthCare Ministries.  She also assists the Pastor in visiting ill members, whether at home, in the hospital, or in one of the area’s care facilities.  Ann conducts a blood F-R-E-E pressure screening from 9:30 am - 10:30am for our members on the third Sunday of each month during the Sunday school hour in Room 204.  Come on by!


The goal of Congregational Nursing is to help individuals stay well, and to create a feeling of deeper caring throughout the community.  Mathews United Methodist Church is in partnership with Self Regional Healthcare to provide this ministry to our church and outreach into the community.  A sister church, St. Mark UMC has been instrumental in helping with the funding, as well.   


The Congregational Nurse recognizes the wholeness and uniqueness of each individual.  As that person, She is committed to encompassing the wholeness of each person, each family, and the community at large.   Many different ways to minister to others present themselves as we worship and fellowship together. 


Ann has been serving as Mathews’ Congregational Nurse since January 2001.  She is a Registered nurse and recently graduated from the University of South Carolina – Spartanburg receiving her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing.  She received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Lander University in 1985.  Since becoming a parish nurse in August of 1998, Ann has participated in additional training in association with Marquette University of Wisconsin, and has completed the Parish Nurse Institute Phases I and II.  Ann Landis has experience in medical-surgical nursing, critical care and home health.  Our Congregational Nurse also worked for a short time in Cardiac Rehab and as a Clinic Nurse at the Saluda Health Department.  


Ann currently serves as a Clinical Instructor of Nursing at Piedmont Technical College, in Greenwood, South Carolina.


It is Ann's prayer that the Congregational Nursing (Healthcare) Ministry will reach out to all members of the congregation through varied opportunities such as monthly blood pressure screenings, special education programs, newsletter articles, participation in various church and community events, and through individual visits.  



Outline "bullet" graphic image Blood Pressure Screenings
Outline "bullet" graphic image Health Education
Outline "bullet" graphic image Home, Hospital, and Nursing Home Visits
Outline "bullet" graphic image Assistance with Lifestyle Changes
Outline "bullet" graphic image Assessment of Healthcare Needs
Outline "bullet" graphic image Referral to Community Resources
Outline "bullet" graphic image Providing Health Information
Outline "bullet" graphic image Newsletter Articles
Outline "bullet" graphic image Confidential Consultation by Appointment

Self Regional Healthcare of Greenwood, South Carolina (formally known as Self Memorial Hospital --- in honor of the James C. Self family.)  Image and link used with permission from Self Regional Healthcare.

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Health Educator


Provides teaching and educational materials to increase a person's awareness of health, and its relationship with their faith.  Promotes disease prevention through health screenings.  Promotes an understanding of the relationships between lifestyles, attitudes, faith, and well-being.


Health Counselor


Provides confidential consultations on health-related issues.  Visits members in the hospitals, homes, and long-term care facilities.  Congregational Nurses do not perform "hands-on" nursing care.  This means we do not give injections, administer medications, change wound dressings, etc.


Referral Source


Helps people to access community resources and services.


Health Advocate/Facilitator


Supports volunteers and communities within the church and community.


Personal Mission Statement  

I seek to follow God’s call in my life, to minister to and to comfort the sick, and to promote wellness of body, mind, and spirit within the congregation and community.  May God be glorified! “With Your help, O God, may the work of our hands prosper.” (Psalm 90:17)

If you need to get in touch with Ann, feel free to contact the church office at 227-2963, or if you wish, you may email .

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