Elizabeth Ministry began in 1991 at St. Bernard Parish in Appleton, Wisconsin, where
Jeannie Hannemann was a pastoral and family life minister.   Under the direction of
Bishop Robert Morneau, she and Fr. Kurt Gessner, created resources to help other
parishes duplicate this much needed outreach to young families.  Today, over 700
Elizabeth Ministry Chapters have been registered with our headquarters and exist on six
continents.  Although Elizabeth Ministry is Roman Catholic in origin and outlook, we are
ecumenical in our outreach.  Elizabeth Ministry Chapters have been formed in a variety
of Christian churches that agree to uphold our mission.

In recent years, the Elizabeth Ministry International Headquarters has expanded the
mission to include issues related not only to childbearing, but also sexuality and
relationships.   Additional programs and resources have been created to provide for
these areas.  Some chapters have chosen to expand their outreach ministry to include
these new aspects.  Others choose to refer people to the Elizabeth Ministry
International Headquarters for assistance.

Today, Elizabeth Ministry is reaching more families than ever before with the addition of
our most recent program RECLAiM Sexual Health.
Any Elizabeth Ministry consultation, mentoring, resources or projects should not be construed as an attempt to offer or
render a legal or medical opinion or otherwise to engage in the practice of law or medicine, or other health care disciplines.

Elizabeth Ministry™ name and logo are trademarked. All Elizabeth Ministry resources are copyrighted.  © 1996-present, Elizabeth Ministry International.  All rights
reserved.  Limited permission to use the name Elizabeth Ministry is granted when Elizabeth Ministry International Headquarters receives a signed registration form.
Chapter Registration Form is in the Leader’s Manual of the Elizabeth Ministry Starter Program.

Our outreach is supported by generous donors and volunteers. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, tax-deductible donations and
purchases from our on-line store are appreciated. Registered as Life and Loss Institute dba Elizabeth Ministry International

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