Matusiak (nee Paul), Kathryn (1954-


Kathryn Matusiak’s deeply felt Christian beliefs infuse her nursing.  After receiving her BSN from Queens University in 1976, she worked as a staff nurse at Greenland Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand and Children’s Hospital in Ottawa.  From 1979 to 1996 she worked as a Community Health Nurse in prevention programs.  She has found that Public Health Nursing changed from the very wide general prevention focus in the 1980s to a specialized acute care focus.

She took a Parish Nursing Diploma from Trinity Western in 2000, and Lay Volunteer Chaplain Training in 2002.  From 2000 she has been the parish nurse for the First United Church, in White Rock BC, responsible for pastoral care, including hospital and home visiting, coordinating the prayer tree and the Seniors Tea, and taking part in funerals with support for family members.  She finds that her training and work has deepened her “understanding of God’s presence in the healing process of body, mind and spirit”.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biographical Information Profile
  2. Letter from Ethel Warbinek to Matusiak, February 3, 2007
  3. Curriculum Vitae