Jun 17 2021

Madreen H. “Mickey” Meyer, RN

 It is with the deepest sympathy that we inform of the passing of Madreen Meyer on Tuesday evening at Friendship Village / Chesterfield / Skilled Nursing. She was 89 years old. Madreen was a Deaconess Alumni, and the biggest advocate for nursing and the medical field. She was very involved in the Deaconess Alumni Community and a wonderful supporter of Deaconess Nurse Ministry....
Apr 16 2021

Leesa Richardson, RN

Leesa Richardson, RN is one of our wonderful, dedicated nurses. She serves at The Harvest Table soup kitchen in Washington, MO. She is there every Saturday, caring for people who are coming to the soup kitchen. Please listen to Karen Dawson –  Founder and President of The Harvest Table, shares about how Deaconess Nurse Ministry makes...
Dec 19 2020

AIDS AWARENESS.

In the beginning of my career as a nurse, I worked with AIDS patients through BJC home care. In the early 1980’s many of the patients were very, very sick. It was before treatments had been developed, so many of the clients died with the disease. Now, while treatments have been developed, there is still...
Oct 06 2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About one in eight born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram –...
May 29 2019

Stacey Melliere RN Improves the Health of Over 100 People in Less Than a Year

It’s been a busy seven months for Stacey Melliere RN. She joined Deaconess Nurse Ministry late last year, and she’s already worked with hundreds of people living in St. Louis City to as far as South St. Louis County. Stacey is a firm believer that through compassion and present listening, trust is possible with her...
Jan 25 2019

Salam Clinic is Recognized for its Interfaith Focus

Over the last five years, DNM Nurse, Virginia Springmeyer RN has supported the work at the the Muslim Community Services of St. Louis – Salam Clinic in Ferguson, Missouri. There, she and volunteer physicians from a St. Louis Muslim doctors group provide health services to low-income residents living in the community. They’ve provided free care...
Oct 19 2016

Deaconess Nurse Ministry in St. Louis Review

Church-based nurse helps caregivers, older adults For Deb Goldfeder, serving as a nurse for a unique church-based senior ministry means working with caregivers as well as older adults. For example, Goldfeder receives calls from adult children who live out of town and want to get their parent in activities sponsored by SAJE Senior Ministry, an...
Aug 23 2016

A Reflection: Serving Ferguson

August 9th marked the two-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown’s shooting death, an incident which sparked unrest and an outcry of racial and economic injustices in St. Louis and the United States. Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo, Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries (DFCNM) Executive Director, remembers the months following Michael’s death in several ways.  Most significantly,...
Feb 01 2014

Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries Emerges

For more information, contact: Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo, RN 314.918.2596; dpupillo@faithnurses.org (St. Louis, MO) Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries (formerly Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries Network) began 2014 as an independent nonprofit with a new name, mission, and vision and a team of faith community nurses providing wholistic healthcare, education and advocacy across the St. Louis region....
May 10 2021

We serve people like JT

Mr. JT, a 68 years old, Trinity client was living in poor conditions outside of Central West End area when nurse Reta Kirk met him. He had suffered a stroke a year ago left with some lower extremity weakness & slight shuffle like walk. He also suffers from poor eyesight with blindness in the left eye. Reta  started seeing him on...
Apr 16 2021

Rev. Douglas Anders

With a heavy heart that we share the sad news about the passing of one of the most passionate, kind and dedicated members of our board, Rev. Douglas Anders who passed on March 22, in hospice care at his home in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 68 years old. Rev. Douglas Anders was a retired...
Jan 10 2021

Deaconess Nurse Ministry’s Work in 2020

 Looking back in 2020, Deaconess Nurse Ministry is proud of the impact we have made in our community, and we are so thankful for all of your support to allow us to follow our mission and did what we were called to do – Care for Every Life.     The pandemic was hard on all of...
Nov 09 2020

November is American Diabetes Month

My father had diabetes. He lived with the disease for several years, watching his diet and monitoring his blood sugar. Eventually he died with heart disease, as a result of his diabetes. Because of his struggle, I am always mindful of diabetes and its effect on overall health. Diabetes is one of the leading causes...
May 07 2020

Deaconess Nurses’ work in the community during these uncertain times. 

We would like to share one of many stories of how Deaconess Nurses are helping others during this difficult  time. Late Saturday afternoon, Elizabeth George from the St Louis Community Foundation, reached out to our Executive Director – Donna Smith-Pupillo. A person had emailed her pleading for her family with needs and asked if Deaconess Nurse...
Aug 27 2019

Reta Kirk, RN, Keeps People Across the City Healthy All Year Long

For the past four years, Reta Kirk, RN, has been working to make life better for people throughout the St. Louis region. As a community faith nurse at Deaconess Nurse Ministry, Reta splits her time between five locations: Trinity Episcopal Food Pantry, Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Bridge of Hope Ministries, Peace Pantry at Cedar...
Feb 26 2019

DNM Helps Launch Clinic at St. Andrew’s Senior Housing Community

Since January, Cindy Siple RN has served the nearly 75 residents at Zion Corner Apartments / Sammie E. Jones Residences in South St. Louis City by operating the Homer Schmitz Memorial Health Clinic, funded and managed by St Andrew’s Senior Solutions and Cape Albeon board. For many residents, her 5-day a week on-site presence has...
Oct 27 2016

Featured Report: Quality health care services for all in Greater St. Louis

It’s 9 o’clock on Wednesday morning, and Registered Nurse Jill Randall is driving to see a client she met at a Jefferson County food pantry the previous week. Armed with a stethoscope, blood pressure monitor and other nursing tools, Jill looks forward to providing quality, holistic care to her client. These personal home visits have...
Sep 29 2016

Feature Report: The Gift of Work

This month, we share stories of ways our nurse interventions are enabling two patients to work in order to enrich their lives and the lives’ of others.  Booker T. Washington once said, “Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” At Deaconess Nurse Ministry, we believe work...
Sep 02 2014

Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo, Executive Director, featured in People Magazine

If you didn’t know what or where Ferguson, Missouri was three months ago, it is likely that you do now. Covering almost every media outlet across the Globe, you saw crowds of people gathered in the streets of Ferguson, honoring the life of Michael Brown and demanding a more thorough look at police – citizen...