About Us

OUR MISSION

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We support Christian nurses in developing a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. We teach and promote Christian principles in professional nursing. Nurses for Christ strives to its mission by

  • Providing for spiritual growth to Christian Nurses and Health Care Providers by the ministry of Christian nurses, doctors, teachers , pastors, ministers and chaplains.
  • Presenting educational conferences, seminars, and retreats on issues concerning professional nurses and health care providers.
  • Empowering nurses to asses the spiritual needs of the person, family and community receiving nursing care. To provide necessary foundational spiritual truth.
  • Establishing local chapter meeting of local christian nurses supporting one another in prayer, in the use of scripture and in fellowship.
  • Establishing a network of christian nurses dedicated to the promotion of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the health care missions.
BRAND

Christian hands changing lives by helping the sick and those in spiritual need.

Help Health Care Workers, patients and others grow in the belief that the power of prayer changes lives, situations, and circumstances and with the understanding that nothing is impossible with God. 

GOALS
  • Provide a greater revelation of scripture & the power of prayer as taught in Conferences, Seminars, and Chapter meetings.
  • Bring awareness of the true Calling of Health Care workers.
  • Demonstrate the character of Christ in nursing, patient care, & where ever we go.
  • Expand membership in Florida & adjoining states.
  • Local and State NFC Chapters.
  • Financial goal of $5,000 for scholarship fund for students pursuing nursing.
BENEFITS
  • Fellowship with praise & worship with like minded Health Care Workers.
  • Become knowledgeable in the Word of God.
  • The experience of lying hands on the sick, upon their request, and seeing the results.
  • Understanding the role of health care worker as an instrument of healing.
  • A great community resource.
VALUES
  • Live a righteous life according to Christian Principals.
  • Help Nurses & Health Care Workers grow in the revelation of Christ.
  • Compassionately care for the sick, infirmed, & those whom are physically and mentally challenged.
  • Competent Nursing care, including meeting spiritual needs when requested
  • Encourage and mentor young people to explore nursing as a profession.
VISION

The vision is spiritual; it is to provide a greater understanding of scripture to nurses and health care workers according to the power of the Holy Spirit, thereby getting results and enriching the quality of life to those who submit to prayer. 

Meet the Officers
and Board Members

Maxine W. Frederick, RN, BTH
President
Residing in Miami Gardens, FL. with over 35 years of Nursing experience the position of president is with pleasure. After experiencing a  Divine intervention Maxine accepted the position as Executive Director and President of Nurses For Christ(NFC) in November of 2014.
She was officially commissioned during a ceremony conducted by Hazel Hetrick, RN, the founder and past President,  in Daytona Beach, Fl.  With the extensive 35 years of Hospital Nursing experience and teaching Practical Nursing students in Miami, FL at the Lindsey Hopkins Tech. Ed. Center for ten years, nursing truly is her passion.
In 2015 NCF, was re-Incorporated and received it’s EIN number and 501c3 status.  During 2015, five Officers were chosen and seven Nurses were appointed to the Board of Directors.  The first Conference was also held in the same year in November.  The Conference  was a success, and we have testimonies revealing the hand of God showing us favor.
William Devaney
Vice President
Bill grew up on a coastal peninsula outside Boston a few houses from the surfing area, where he became an avid surfer at a young age. He later spent 5 years in the U.S Coast Guard eventually becoming a Coxswain/Boating Safety Officer/Executive Officer. He then enrolled in Bible college, eventually earning a B.A.in Religion from Eastern Nazarene College. He later earned a Graduate certificate in Management from Harvard Extension. Several years later he returned to School and earned an A.S. in Nursing from Palm Beach State.
He Became involved with Nurses for Christ at the National Conference in 1998. His Faith was markedly renewed and his expectations changed through frequent mission trips to Columbia South America. In Columbia he learned; “Nothing is Impossible with God”(Mathew 19:26). He has worked in the hospital setting nearly 25 years primarily in Cardiac/Telemetry.
Rachel Rios, RN
Secretary
Rachel lives in Palm Coast, along with another NFC member, her mother Eunice Rios who introduced her to the organization. After graduating with a bachelors in biology in 1986, she worked in a genetic research lab when she realized it would be a life of near poverty and little free time for church, Christian fellowship, or volunteerism. All three are important to her because she comes from a family of nurses and missionaries. She completed a 2nd bachelor’s degree in Nursing in just 2 years at the University of North Carolina in 1993, after which she joined the Army. She was an Army nurse for 3 years at Womack Army Hospital in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Afterwards, she worked in various cardiology step down units in 3 eastern states as a traveling nurse. She settled in Florida, where her parents live. After working at Orlando Regional Medical Center, she had a stroke in 2001, requiring brain sugery. With God’s help and direction, she climbed back into patient care, first with hospice, then with pediatric home health.
Virginia Jordan, RN
Board Member
Is retired after 24 years of nursing and resides in Plant City Florida. She went into nursing as a second career and after starting a family. She worked most of her nursing career in intensive care, cardiac testing and in cardiac rehab. Her main focus is serving Jesus and joined nurses for Christ as a nursing student and became a board member in 2017. Jenny believes that God put her in nursing not only to serve others but to supply for her future needs. Jenny got robbed at gunpoint when she was working as a fast food shift manager. That is when her husband Jerry insisted that she change careers. With two children still in middle School, she went back to school and became a nurse. Then just 5 year later she lost her husband in a car accident. As a widow for 6 yr, God used nursing to bless her emotionally, spiritually, and financially. She loves the Lord and has served Him since childhood.
Velma Teems, RN
Board Member
Hello, my name is Velma Teems. My home is in Frostproof, Florida and I am a native Floridian. I attended Polk Vocational in Lakeland, Florida for my LPN Degree and Polk Community College for my RN Degree. Most of my career was in Long Term Care Facilities. I started as CNA and worked my way up to the Director of Nursing position. I was the DON for several facilities and finished my working career as the DON for six years at The Crossroads in Davenport, Florida. My nursing career started in 1971 as a Nursing Aide and I retired as an RN in 2017.
I was introduced to Nurses for Christ in 1998 by Susan LaMore who was also an RN. I met Susan during a very dark and difficult time in my life. She invited me to attend a weekend Nurses for Christ conference and I was totally won over by this group of nurses! I had lots of nurse friends but these ladies/gentlemen were different! They had a love for Christ, a love for each other & a love for their profession. I couldn’t help but to fall in love with the founder of this group, Hazel Hetrick, who was and is an amazing servant of God. These nurses ministered to me throughout that whole weekend & I came home rejuvenated as never before. Needless to say I soon became a member myself. I am honored to be a Board Member and I look forward to what God has in store this Spirit filled organization.
Angela D. Collie, CPA
Treasurer
Angela F. Collie, CPA is the founder and principal of AFC CPA Accounting & Tax Services (AFC CPA), with over 15 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. She received her Master’s degree in Accounting from Florida International University, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the CPA Plus Network.
Angela has worked as a tax accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (the world’s largest accounting and professional services firm at the time); and served as the Assistant Controller for Terranova Corporation (Florida’s largest State based full service property management firm), where she led a team of accounting managers overseeing all accounting functions of the department. She later provided Managerial Accounting Services to Cigna Healthcare, a Fortune 100 Company, where she managed a team of remote international staff.
Angela is very involved in the community and has served as the Treasurer for the National Association of Black Accountants (Greater Miami Chapter), and currently serves on the Boards for Nurses For Christ (a non-profit organization), and Victorious Living Initiatives Worldwide Inc. (a professional coaching and consulting company).