Diane was first introduced to Parish Nursing or Faith Community Nursing at the end of her Nursing degree in 2001, at the inaugural conference in Christchurch. It was an exciting concept as it entwined her faith and nursing passion. From working with Nurse Maude as a District Nurse, the concept didn’t leave and she could see the potential of this scope of practice out in the community especially within the Church.
Diane attended the second Parish Nursing conference; this confirmed the call to offer her services to the newly formed Association. Diane continued to work in the role as Secretary/Treasurer and Board Member and then accepted the invitation to work as the National Coordinator which included guiding the Board and visiting FCNs throughout the country. She has seen the Association through to its incorporated status, organised annual conferences in different venues and helped establish the NZFCNA website. Diane stepped down from her role with the Association in 2014 and returned with fresh passion to the Board in 2020.