Parish Nurse

Susan Starke

Our Parish Nurse is Susan Starke, MSN, CRNP. Susan has been at the Church of the Good Samaritan since January 2007, continuing a ministry that began here in 1999.

Parish nursing combines ministry with the art and science of nursing, ever mindful of the strong connection between faith and health. Churches are, and have always been, places of healing. Through the church, we understand the meaning of health: harmony of body, mind and spirit while living in relationship with God and with each other. The ministry of the parish nurse strives to make a difference in peoples’ lives through health promotion, illness prevention and support during difficult times.

Some of the active ministries that Susan oversees are Friendly Visitors, Walking the Mourner’s Path (a grief work program), Caring for Caregivers and the Meals Ministry. 

Susan meets regularly with parishioners in her office or their homes, offering confidential support for all their health concerns. She also visits those in hospitals, rehab or skilled nursing facilities, advocating on their behalf for their care. Consequently, she is often out of the office! However, one can usually find her in the office on Tuesday mornings, and always by appointment. 

When to call the Parish Nurse

Contact Susan: susan.starke@good-samaritan.org, 610-644-4040 x207