2024 Christian Chaplains & Coaching

Spiritual care Conference

In collaboration with The Dewey Center for Chaplaincy at Charleston Southern University


Designed for Pastors, Chaplains, Educators, Students, and Christian servants interested in

Effective Ministry - Spiritual Care - Pastoral Care - Grief Care - PTSD - Suicide Prevention - Much more!

Join us in Charleston, South Carolina

August 6th-10th, 2024

Price Not Yet Determined

Lunch and Dinner Included Each Day

"Salt and Light to a Dying World"

Matthew 5:13-16 ESV “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

the dewey center for chaplaincy

at Charleston Southern University


Workshops will include "SafeTalk Suicide Prevention," "Pastoral Care to People in Crisis," and "PTSD Train the Trainer."

Plus, we will offer many breakout sessions on a variety of topics such as "Self Care," "How to use Video and Social Media in Ministry," "The Stages of Grief," "Dealing with Reproductive Loss," "Clinical Pastoral Education," and much more!

Dr. Harold Koenig

Professor at Duke University. Perhaps the world's leading researcher on Spiritual Care. His research is ground-breaking proof of the value and measurable outcomes of Christian Spiritual Care in Secular Settings. 

James Kirkland

Executive director and founder of Christian Chaplains & Coaching. Thirty years Chaplain experience. Board Certified Chaplain and CPE Supervisor Educator. Restoring Chaplaincy to its Christian Roots.

Ray Huff

Education Director for Christian Chaplains & Coaching. More than 30 years experience as pastor and chaplain. Board Certified Chaplain and CPE Supervisor Educator. Creating an unapologetically Biblical, Christian, CPE curriculum while teaching to the Common Qualifications for Chaplaincy. 

Dr. Ron Harvell

General Harvell, Airforce Command Chaplain retired, now director of The Dewey Center for Chaplaincy at Charleston Southern University.

Colonel Steve West

Airforce Chaplain retired. Director of the National Association of Evangelicals Chaplain Commission and expert in PTSD, how it feels, how to bring compassionate care to those who suffer under its impact. 

Dr. Jim Browning

Airforce Chaplain retired. Director of the Marsh Center for Chaplaincy. Co-Author of "The Heart of the Chaplain." 

Chaplain Rob Dewey

Founder of Lowcountry Community Chaplaincy, creator of "Pastoral Care to People in Crisis," and 30 year veteran first responder and disaster response Chaplain. The Dewey Center for Chaplaincy at Charleston Southern University is named after him. 

A Night of Worship with Special Guest "Piercing Word"

A special event on Wednesday evening featuring worship and music with a dramatic scriptural presentation of the Sermon on the Mount, illustrating our responsibility to be "Salt and Light," acted out in dramatic fashion by our friends from Piercing Word Ministries.