We've collaborated with a host of professionals who will speak on a variety of topics. Learn more below.
Chaplaincy Options (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
10:00am-11:00am Friday September 22—Room 133-134
10:00am-11:00am Saturday September 23—Room 136
Hosted by Rev. Marcus Schrader, MDiv, Ordained Chaplain
Founder and President of Workforce Chaplains
You want to be a chaplain right? Great, so what are your options? Will you get paid or will it be volunteer work? Should you serve at a hospital, a sports team, Athletes in Action, a police department, in the military, for a hospice agency, a nursing home or for a business? Is this a part-time gig or are there full-time options. I feel led to do chaplain ministry, but I am not quite sure my options, what's best for me or even God's will. I will share my story and insights I have gained.
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
11:30am-12:30pm Friday, September 22—Room 131
8:00am-9:00am Saturday, September 23—Room 131
Hosted by Ray Huff, MDiv, BCC, CPES
Education Director of Christian Chaplains & Coaching
Training isn't just for the professionals. We hold that all of our Chaplains are professional, but some are more highly trained and educated for vocational Chaplaincy. In this session you will learn all about the life change and transformational experience of participation in Clinical Pastoral Education. Ray will explain the curriculum, its objectives, and the various certifications you may achieve with four units of completed CPE, including Board Certified Chaplain or Board Certified Pastoral Counselor. Welcome to the journey!
Impacting the Prisons with effective programs
11:30am-12:30pm Friday, September 22—Room 133-134
10:00am-11:00am Saturday, September 23—Room 132
Hosted by Evelyn Lemly, MBA
CEO of Kairos Prison Ministry International
Less violence, better re-entry into society, improved recidivism are signs of an effective program inside the prisons. Discussion on why Kairos is effective in working with Prison Chaplains to impact the lives of individuals, the families, the facilities, society.
Building a Strong and Healthy Team
3:15pm-4:15pm Friday, September 22—Room 132
10:00am-11:00am Saturday, September 23—Room 133-134
Hosted by Dr. Dallas Speight, Ed.D., D. Min., CPE Training Supervisor, LPC
Executive Director of Clinical Pastoral Education International
Building a strong and healthy team is critical to the success of any organization. Gain insight into lessons learned, positively and negatively, in building such a team.
Hope in the Sea of Despair - Caring for Modern Youth and Young Adults - Prevention, Intervention, Reinvention
3:15pm-4:15pm Friday, September 22—Room 135
8:00am-9:00am Saturday, September 23—Room 133-134
Hosted by Dr. Ron Harvell, D.Min, M.Div, MS
Director of The Dewey Center for Chaplaincy, Charleston Southern University
Discover ways to prevent crisis in the lives of modern youth and young adults using Biblical long-range prevention strategies, tools for effective intervention, and ways to create growth and development during intervention.
best practices for trauma informed care
10:00am-11:00am Friday, September 22—Room 135
3:15pm-4:15pm Friday, September 22—Room 133-134
Hosted by Steve West, Colonel U.S. Air Force Command Chaplain Retired
Director of The National Association of Evangelicals "Chaplain Commission" for Department of Defense Chaplain Endorsement
Author of The Bronze Scar
Steps and techniques to trauma informed care. How to listen to understand. Learning to be truly present and focused on your client. Asking questions. Creating trust.
The Heart of a Chaplain
10:00am-11:00am Friday, September 22—Room 136
3:15pm-4:15pm Friday, September 22—Room 136
Hosted by Dr. Jim Browning, Ch, Col (Ret) USAF, D.Min, BCC (Ret)
Director of The Marsh Center for Chaplain Studies
While one may easily spot another with a ‘chaplain’s heart,’ it is challenging to define and measure. This presentation will explore the tangible and intangible qualities of what makes an excellent chaplain. What are the imperatives one must have? Does it start with God’s voice embedded deep within one’s soul? Is that enough, or what more is needed? Is it something learned or innate? Is it spiritual gifts? Personality? Skills learned? Competencies? Experience? Is it simply a job?
Disaster Readiness and Crisis Response
11:30am-12:30pm Friday, September 22—Room 136
10:00am-11:00am Saturday, September 23—Room 135
Hosted by Jonathan Dulin, BA, Certified Chaplain
Disaster and crisis arrive without warning. Each event is unique in the devastation and pain it inflicts. How can you prepare yourself for the unexpected? How can you be ready for the pain you will encounter? This breakout session is designed to aid this preparation. The goal is to reach out respectfully, to listen deeply, and to give appropriate care. To accomplish this one must learn intrapersonal skills in order to navigate through the world of trauma.
10:00-11:00am Friday, September 22—Room 130
3:15pm-4:15pm Friday, September 22—Room 130
Hosted by Dr. Angella Allison Davis, MDiv, PsyD, Member Chaplain
This workshop on Stress Management is preventive in nature and geared toward promoting
healthy individual responses to stress or alleviating difficulties before they seriously affect the
individual, family, or ministry. The goal is to provide education and training to help chaplains and clergy acquire or recall the personal knowledge and skills necessary to improve their well-being, their relationships with others, and cope effectively with stress.
A Spiritual Approach to Reproductive Loss
11:30am-12:30pm Friday, September 22—Room 132
8:00am-9:00am Saturday, September 23—Room 135
Hosted by Kim Ketola, BS, UNWSP, Chaplain
Host and Executive Producer of Cradle My Heart Radio
Annually, half of all US pregnancies end in miscarriage or abortion. Disenfranchised grief and complicated mourning may affect mental health in ways best addressed with a spiritual approach. Grieving reproductive loss remains taboo even in many religious settings, and the lack of rituals or other comforting supports only increases the pain. This workshop proposes a spiritual approach, including screening questions, for chaplains to address and resolve reproductive grief.
Healing the Wounded Heart
3:15pm-4:15pm Friday, September 22—Room 131
10:00am-11:00am Saturday, September 23—Room 131
Hosted by Liz McGraw, DMin, MDiv, Chaplain
Master Facilitator with Trauma Healing Institute
Trauma is an event that causes intense fear and hopelessness. Many people go through life feeling the effects of trauma and not knowing how to deal with it. But there is great news! With the proper tools we can heal and move beyond our traumatic experiences.
Prepare-Enrich premarital and marriage assessment for working with couples
11:30am-12:30pm Friday, September 22—Room 130
8:00am-9:00am Saturday, September 23—130
Hosted by Scott Tilley, DMin, BCC, CFHPC, Chaplain
Campus Pastor at River Oaks Community Church
Prepare-Enrich assessment offers a baseline when working with couples, both premarital and married, made up of the responses from each couple. Committed couples gain a deeper understanding of dynamics, personality, stress and strength and growth areas. Professionals across multiple disciplines regard Prepare/Enrich as one of the most effective tools in their professional toolbox.
Christian Chaplaincy in a Psychologized Age
10:00am-11:00am Friday, September 22—Room 132
8:00am-9:00am Saturday, September 23—132
Hosted by Chaplain Jose Reyes, MDiv, Grief Recovery Method Specialist (GRMS), Chaplain
Discussing a short segment on the requierements for Veterans Administration Chaplaincy. What does it mean to be a Christian Chaplain in a psychologized age, and the battle ground it is to function as one. Learn to navigate the expectations of secular environments without deviating from the mission of the Gospel. Stay in your lane of Christian spiritual care.
Preparing Community Chaplains for Serving in a Secular World
11:30am-12:30pm Friday, September 22—Room 135
8:00am-9:00am Saturday, September 23—Room 136
Hosted by Chaplain Barry Surratt, MAGTS, BECC, SIT
Director of Chaplain Training at Idaho Chaplains Association
Join me to learn about developing a community chaplain ministry where you live. How to build your team? What will your team need to learn? You will benefit from the experience of the Idaho Chaplains Association who created Chaplain teams to serve in adult correctional facilities as well as creating a community chaplain training program to serve first responders as well as people who live near us suffering loss or crisis. Idaho Chaplains Association works in partnership with Christian Chaplains and Coaching. Learn how to provide excellent training resources along with chaplain ordination and endorsement on a local and national level while creating a community chaplain internship program in your area.
A Roadmap for Surviving the Transition from The Marketplace into Ministry
10:00am-11:00am Friday, September 22—Room 131
10:00am-11:00am Saturday, September 23—Room 130
Hosted by Dr. John Mrazek, BS, UNWSP, Chaplain
Owner & Principal of SharedXP LLC
The intersection of the business and ministry worlds could be fraught with anxiety or even danger. Should the one relate to the other? Or better: Could the one contribute to the other? This guide maximizes the value that business experience could provide to the ministry and vice versa. My years of hard-earned experience in both worlds will protect the reader from having to repeat the harmful lessons that I experienced. This session will provide strategies to help you transition in a healthy way.