Health and Wellness Ministry


Mission: The Health & Wellness Ministry aims to optimize your health and well-being through introduction of fun, well-established, and practical health strategies, as well as offer continuing support in your journey to health. It aims to empower you to make healthy behavior changes that are the foundations of lifelong well-being. It intends to bridge the gap between medical recommendations and your ability to successfully implement those recommendations into your complex life. Lastly, to provide a safe place to build friendships and meaningful relationships with one another. The Health & Wellness Ministry offers client education, evidence-based integrative health programs, and ensures that these are accessible to all, especially the vulnerable and underserved.



Our vision is to create a "healthy you...healthy community."

STATEMENT: Our Prayer.                                                                                                     

“Almighty God, you have generously made known to human beings the mysteries of your life through Jesus Christ your Son in the Holy Spirit. Enlighten my mind to know these mysteries which your Church treasures and teaches. Move my heart to love them and my will to live in accord with them. Give me the ability to teach this Faith to others without pride, without ostentation, and without personal gain. Let me realize that I am simply your instrument for bringing others to the knowledge of the wonderful things you have done for all your creatures. Help me to be faithful to this task that you have entrusted to me. Amen.”           — St Charles Borromeo


  • Offer evidence-based health strategies
    • Tai Chi & Qi gong
    • Trauma-sensitive Yoga
    • Cardio activities
    • Mindfulness
    • Integrative Health Coaching
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Health Screening
  • Talks by providers on basic health topics, especially promoting healthy behaviors



  • Provide health care
  • Maintain a population database for purposes outside the scope of this ministry
  • Promote opinion editorials or other unsolicited articles 
  • Promote private businesses or practices

 Chair: Marie Andresen, MD
Karen Hibbert, MD
Sha Sy, YT
Cynthia Avila, RN
Contact Marie or Karen at:


Health and Welness Events

Jan 5, 12, 19, &, 26, 2018 in Dalton Hall
09:30 - 10:30am

The STM Health & Wellness Ministry is pleased to offer "CARDIOPUMP," a high- and low-impact aerobic workout done to upbeat music, weekly on Saturdays, beginning January 5th through the 26th in Dalton Hall from 9:30-10:30 am.  Start the New Year out right with a fun, high energy exercise class that will benefit your mind, body, and especially, your heart.  Just show up or email us at to sign up! 

See flyer for more info: CARDIOPUMP