Parish Nurse

Virginia Garrison is Trinity’s Parish Nurse.  She helps make the link between physical and spiritual health and wellness.

Born and raised in Concord, California, Virginia came to Tacoma in 1971 to attend Pacific Lutheran University, graduating in 1975 with a BA in elementary education.  She was a substitute teacher in the Tacoma and Puyallup school districts and at a preschool in Fircrest, WA.  She returned to school, graduating in 1978 from Tacoma Community College in 1982 with an AA in nursing.  She received her Bachelors in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine.  After 31 years of service, she retired from St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma, and continues to serve at Trinity as Parish Nurse.