Laurette Beekman began her ministry as a Parish (Faith Community) Nurse at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church 15 years ago in August of 2006. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Berry College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women. A nurse for over 35 years in areas of Med/Surg, Home Health, and Hospice Care. Her continuing education includes American Heart Association BLS Instructor, NICHE Geriatric Resource Nurse Course, and Foundations of Faith Community Nursing.
Laurette serves as a health resource and referral to the congregation. She provides visitation of hospitalized and shut-in members, educational programs, BP Checks, attending MD appointments, and walks with members through changes in living settings. The JOY Fellowship, Health & Wholeness, COVID Task Force, and Visitation Committees are also part of her ministry.