Interfaith Wellness Ministry

Irvine, Kentucky




IWM Staff and Volunteers

Staff and volunteers of
Interfaith Wellness Ministry



359 Richmond Rd., Irvine, KY

Our location at
359 Richmond Road

Irvine, KY



...Bringing Faith and Healing to Appalachia!

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains,
in Irvine, (Estill County), Kentucky
Interfaith Wellness Ministry
was founded in 1997 by Sister Loretta Spotila, CSA.

Our mission is to assist local churches and the community
 to integrate faith and health by promoting wholeness in body, mind, and spirit.

We provide a "Gathering Place" for peace and reflection,
individual health counseling, and health education and services
 to rural churches and to the community. 

Here are a few facts about this area of Appalachia: 

    • This area is medically underserved and there are not enough physicians and dentists.
    • Lack of income and no publlic transportation limit people's access to health care.
    • One third (33%) of the children and adults live in poverty.
    • There is no sizable industry and only a few jobs exist; unemplyment ranges from 10-20%.
    • Less than 1% of the people are Catholic
    • 60 % of people do not attend church

Interfaith Wellness Ministry, Inc. is a non-profit corporation
and is dependent upon contributions from individuals like you.
If you would like to make a donation 
or want additional information about this ministry, 
please contact us at:

Interfaith Wellness Ministry, Inc.
P. O. Box 582
Irvine, KY 40336
fax/phone (606) 723-8505


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