The Rev. Mr. Tim Winslea, RN serves as our nurse through the
Presbyterian Urban Network.
Prior to his appointment as an Instructor at the Nursing School
of the University of
Portland, Tim served Presbyterian (U.S.A.) and United Methodist
congregations both in New York and Oregon for over twenty-five years.
During his pastoral ministry, he also taught nursing at Linfield
College and served as a psychiatric nurse in a local hospital. The
hallmarks of his ministry included congregational development,
interfaith dialogues, and social justice work related to healthcare,
LGBTC+ and homelessness.
In February of 2020, just prior to the pandemic, Tim was
commissioned to serve the Presbyterian Urban Network (PUN) as a faith
community health nurse for the small urban congregations that make up
the network. Tim assists our Pastor and Deacons in their work of
encouraging the congregation to witness, compassion, and service.
This ministry focuses on ministries healing and wholeness within the
church, and on reaching out to the surrounding community. Tim is
available directly by phone or email as listed in our church
directory. Bulletin Boards in the social hall have educational
information about wellness activities and health care resources to
address our well-being in body, mind, and spirit. Common Groundís
ongoing health project is a weekly Tai Chi for
Better Balance class.
We are glad to have this partnership with Tim as he serves as a nurse
theologian for the Presbyterian Urban Network in Portland.
You can see Tim at Wednesday prayer!