Our Mission is to provide and promote Christian Science visiting nurse care, embracing an individual’s reliance on Christian Science for healing.
Our Nurse – Paula Brensinger
Paula is our full-time visiting Christian Science nurse. Paula is a fourth generation Christian Scientist. She grew up in Massachusetts, and moved to New Hampshire in 1998 with her husband, Glenn, where they now live in Grantham. She took her training at Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association, and graduated in May of 2015. She remained on the Christian Science nursing staff there until August 2016. For five years, Paula divided her time between her New Hampshire home and Chestnut Hill BA, until she was called to serve in the New Hampshire field. Of this opportunity, she says, “I look forward to supporting my fellow man, relying on Christian Science for healing, in the private sanctuary of home, where the pilgrim can find heaven and the stranger discovers they are the guest of God.”
Background of the Service
Christian Science Nurse Service of New Hampshire evolved to offer exclusively visiting Christian Science nurse services starting in 1992. Earlier organizations offered home aid services initially and then both home aid services and visiting Christian Science nurse services.
Eventually demand grew to the point where a full-time nurse was necessary. For many years, Pat Cameron, was our full-time visiting nurse, and finally Paula joined us in September 2016. We also use on-call Christian Science nurses to provide relief to our full-time nurse, so we can offer 24×7 services throughout the year.
Less than 20% of the funds for the service come from the nursing fees. The rest comes from individual contributions from people in the region, from our investments, funded by our contributors, and from grants from foundations.
The Christian Science Nurse’s Authority
The authority for Christian Science nursing is established in the Manual of The Mother Church. You can read it in the right sidebar.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of five to seven men and women who are members of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts, and one of its branches or societies. Board members are elected for a three year term and their work consists of prayerful support for the service and handling the practical details of the organization including financial, procedural and legal aspects.
Carolyn Keith, Chairperson
Allan Dermott, Vice-Chairperson
Contoocook, New Hampshire
Kathy Wallace, Recording Secretary
Rumney, New Hampshire
Diane Johnston, Corresponding Secretary
Pembroke, New Hampshire
Alice Shepherd, Treasurer
Atkinson, New Hampshire
Contact the service:
By phone: 603-848-7755
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Science Nurse Service of New Hampshire
PO Box 764
Concord, NH 03302-0764
To contact a Board member:
By phone: Use number listed above
By e-mail: email@example.com
By mail: Use the address above and note “Attention: Board Chair”
Need the Christian Science nurse now? You can contact her at 603-848-7755. If the phone is not answered, please leave a message with your name and number and your call will be returned promptly. It may be that the nurse is currently with another patient or traveling outside of cell phone range.