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Parish Nurse Carol Cherry and Social Worker Kathryn West are part of the Caring Ministries team at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Carol Cherry, left, and Kathryn West

Parish Nurse & Social Worker

Parish Nurse

BMPC’s Parish Nurse assists in the church’s healing role through a holistic health ministry dedicated to the care of body, mind and spirit. This includes assessing and identifying health and wellness needs of church members, visiting church members in their homes upon referral, providing support after hospitalization or during crises, and providing information about health-related support services. A consult with our Parish Nurse may help with:

  • Questions related to a diagnosis or health challenge
  • Grieving the loss of a loved one
  • Short-term practical help (e.g. borrowing medical equipment)
  • Finding a support group, fitness class or health information
  • Concerns related to caregiving (of children, parents or those with impairments)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. comes to us as an experienced RN and Nurse Navigator who feels “called by God to nursing and devoted to building relationships with those I serve.” She has a broad base of clinical skills and brings experience in health education and wellness. A member of Berwyn United Methodist Church, Carol is active in mission work and ministries of mind-body-spirit.

All communications and conversations between the Parish Nurse and members will be treated in a confidential manner consistent with standards of nursing practice and pastoral care. No information will be divulged to staff, congregation, family, or other health care professionals without the express consent of the member.

Social Worker

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. brings 24 years of experience working in churches to her role as social worker at BMPC. She has a master’s degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in social work. A member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Exton, Kathryn teaches English as a Second Language to adults. 

BMPC’s Social Worker provides specialized counsel to senior adults, children and their families and assesses personal and social needs for church members facing change or crisis. Our Social Worker also organizes volunteers to help members in need and assists those with challenges by offering counseling, psychosocial assessment, referrals to agencies, and support during a life transition or difficult time.

Social Workers are trained to listen, assess needs, evaluate situations, suggest options, and recommend solutions. A Social Worker may help with:

  • Resources for yourself or a loved one
  • Concerns that you want to discuss confidentially with a professional
  • Assessment, information or education on a topic of psychosocial concern
  • Support for all members of the church
  • Support for a life transition or difficult time in your life
  • Support to continue living at home

If you need assistance, please contact Kathryn West, Social Worker, at 610-525-2821.

All communications and conversations between the Social Worker and members will be treated in a confidential manner consistent with standards of social work and pastoral care. No information will be divulged to staff, congregation, family, or other health care professionals without the express consent of the member.