Health Ministry

Inspiring Hope and Healing: A Journey Toward Wholeness through the Ministry of Health

  • Msgr Raymond Dreiling VG – Spiritual director, mentor and Chair of the Foundations Faith Community Nurse Curriculum. (right)
  • Roxanna Stevens, RN – Coordinator (center)
  • Pilar De La Crus-Reyes Simolian MSN, RN – Co-cordinator (left)

Health Ministry:

  • Encourages and invites all lay faithful and nurses who are called to be ministers of health to become actively engaged in health and wellness in communities of diverse culture within the Diocese of Fresno.
  • Provides ongoing education and promotion of health ministry by supporting personal faith development, programming ideas, making the health-faith connection through ministry and promoting effective leadership skills.
  • Supports and empowers faith community nurses in their ministry development and structure through standardized qualifications, procedures and documentation as defined by the Diocese of Fresno, Health Ministries Association and both the faith Community Nurse and ANA scope and standards of practice.

Health Ministry – Vision

Health Ministry encourages whole person health and healing in our faith communities by living out and reclaiming the Gospel teachings of Jesus’ healing mission through compassionate integration of faith and health in the context of our Catholic faith.

Health Ministry – Mission

Health ministry aspires to support and empower health ministries and faith community nurses of the Diocese of Fresno to create healthier communities by sharing the Gospel message through the health-faith connection.

Faith Community Nurses

Divine Mercy, Clovis

  • Carlos Flores
  • Sally Flores
  • Pilar Samolian

OLPH / Clovis

  • Anastacio Cruzat
  • Maricor Cruzat
  • Nancy Lowe
  • Roxanna Stevens

Good Shepherd / Visalia

  • Emma Camarena

St Philip the Apostle/ Bakersfield

  • Lynne Eid

St Anthony of Padua/Fresno

  • Sylvia Miller
  • Vanessa Withee

Holy Spirit/Fresno

  • Rae-Ann Asanuma



Corordinator  Roxanna Stevens , FCN, RN, Master Catechist

Co-Coordinator  Pilar De La Cruz-Reyes Samolian , FCN, RN