Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers, or Promotores de Salud, serve a vital function of the organization’s ministry efforts.  

Community Health Workers have the distinct ability to reach vulnerable, low-income and underserved members of the community through their specialized knowledge of the communities they serve and their unique ability to engage community members at a hands-on-level.  

Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ Community Health Workers support education health education and prevention efforts and bridge access to community-based health programs and advocates.

Wesley Nurse

The Wesley Nurse program spans 80+ sites throughout South Texas and is Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ largest program geographically.  

The professional practice of the Wesley Nurse falls within the specialty of faith community nursing which incorporates nursing with intentional care of the spirit. As registered nurses, Wesley Nurses address mind, body and spirit in a holistic approach to health.  A key component of the work Wesley Nurses undertake in their communities is providing care coordination for uninsured patients, health education, health promotion and facilitation of resources. Wesley Nurses assist individuals, families and communities in achieving improved health and wellness through self-empowerment and access to health care resource information. 

While the Wesley Nurse program is a component of Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ ecumenical outreach and located within churches, it does not teach a particular set of denominational beliefs. All Wesley Nurse programs are free, and all members of the community are welcome. Programs are offered to groups or on an individual basis. 


Methodist Healthcare Ministries has taken a leadership role in providing practical support to help parents and guardians learn parenting skills so they will be more confident and competent leaders within their families.  

Programs, including Meld and Parents as Teachers, are offered in San Antonio and the surrounding area.  

The Parents helping Parents program is offered at multiple sites throughout South Texas.  


Part of Health Education & Nutrition, the Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventative program aimed at averting type II diabetes, obesity and sedentary lifestyles in children.  

Health and wellness is important for all children; Get FIT provides consistent and practical information for healthy living. Get FIT upholds parents as role models and leaders in their children’s lives and in their community. For that reason, it is imperative that not only children, but also parents, be active participants in the program.  

Get FIT’s goal is to transform the lives of the people in medically underserved rural communities through afterschool and summer camp programming. 

Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ efforts focus on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing and delivery of services and programs that address the unmet needs of their community.

Community Counseling

Community Counselors help people who are uninsured, whose existing coverage does not provide mental health services benefits, are low-income and lack the money to pay for counseling services, or who would not receive treatment any other way.  

Counseling Services are provided by trained, licensed professional counselors and social workers in local churches and community sites across the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and Coastal Bend. Sessions are private and conducted in a safe and familiar environment such as churches and community centers.  

The first meeting with a counselor is free. A modest fee based on a sliding fee scale is collected for each follow up session; however, no one is denied service because they cannot pay.

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Jaime Wesoloski

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jaime Wesolowski is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Methodist Healthcare Ministries. A healthcare executive with three decades of leadership experience, Jaime is responsible for the overall governance and direction of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. Jaime earned his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Xavier University, and his Bachelor’s of Science from Indiana University in Healthcare Administration. As a cancer survivor, Jaime is a staunch supporter of the American Cancer Society. He serves as Chair of the American Cancer Society’s South Texas Area board of directors and he was appointed as Chair to the recently created South Region Advisory Cabinet, covering eight states from Arizona through Alabama. Jaime believes his personal experience as a cancer survivor has given him more defined insight and compassion to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families.