A member of the Eastern Fairfield Cooperative Parish

Carin Florin

Carin has been a member of the United Methodist Church of Monroe since 2005, and has served as the church’s Parish Nurse since summer 2015.  She works full-time as a Registered Nurse Manger at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT and holds the Board Certification credential in Medical-Surgical Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a past recipient of the Nightingale Award for excellence in the nursing profession.

She is a graduate from the nursing program at St. Vincent’s College in Bridgeport. She is also graduate Capella University with a Masters in nursing.

Carin is married and has two children.  All are active members of UMCM and attend regularly.  Carin also serves on our Board of Trustees.  When not working, volunteering, and being a mother and wife, Carin enjoys being active and enjoys living life to its fullest.

Carin is on a roll!

Carin loves cycling and has become skilled at repairing and maintaining bicycles.  She’s using her repair skills to refurbish donated bicycles for those in need and for those who just want to have some fun.  Over the last two years, Carin has prepared/repaired and delivered more than 60 bikes to a program run by Golden Hill United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The giveaway is fueled by surrounding individuals and churches that donate bikes in need of repair or not wanted anymore.  Individuals and families receive their wheels regardless of their faith traditions — no one is turned away. Some of the donated bikes are used as transportation to work, school or for kids to just ride around the neighborhood. Carin reward comes when she sees the smiles and hears the stories of those receiving bikes. “There are a lot of great people out there!”