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Minister , Nursing administrator

Gail B. Holcombe, American nursing administrator, minister. Achievements include being one of the first seven parish nurses in the country and trained with clinical pastoral education.

Background

Holcombe, Gail B. was born on August 25, 1946 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. Daughter of Ernest A. Bruderhasuen and Dorothy H. Osborn.

Education

AS in Nursing, Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale, 1966. Bachelor of Science in Education cum laude, Drake University, 1985. Master of Science in Education, Drake University, 1986.

Certified in non-profit management, Iowa State University, 2004.

Career

Minister of health Altoona Christian Church, 1985—1987, First Christian Church, Independence, Missouri, 1987—1993. Coordinator health ministries Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, 1994—1997. Congregation health ministries coordinator Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, 1998—2003.

Minister of health Highland Park Christian Church, since 1998. Director At Home First Visiting Nurse Services, since 2004. Consultant health ministries and parish nursing Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), United States, since 1985, Canada, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Achievements include being one of the first seven parish nurses in the country and trained with clinical pastoral education.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (booklet) Walking for Health, Walking with Joy (Used as a resource for Lighten Up Iowa, 2003), (manual) Introduction to Health Ministries and Parish Nursing (Used by all denominations), (notebook) Personal Medical Information Notebook (Used by all denominations).

Membership

Vice president Healthy Polk Polk County Health Department, Des Moines, 2000—2004. Board directors Des Moines Area Religious Council, 1998—2003. Board member National Basketball Association Ramsey Home, 1998—2004.

Member of Health Ministries Association (associate. Chari, chatper development 1993-1996, chair chapter development 1993-1996), National Association Geriatrics Care Managers (associate.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, canoeing, walking, kayaking, genealogy.

Connections

Married John B. Holcombe Junior, April 22, 1967. Children: John B. III, Robert E.

father:
Ernest A. Bruderhasuen

mother:
Dorothy H. Osborn

spouse:
John B. Holcombe Junior

child:
John B. III Holcombe

child:
Robert E. Holcombe