Newly certified chaplains are all smiles in St. Paul on March 21, 2010
Thanks for a wonderful conference!
Materials will be posted at the page below. Please check back as we will be adding materials very soon.
Linda Piotrowski, MTS BCC, has written a reflection for this year's conference. Click here to read.
We are delighted and privileged to have as our plenary speakers the following distinguished leaders:
Theme: Individual Change and Promise
Title: “A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Sickness, Healing, Ministry and Music” (Saturday, March 20)
Speaker: Rev. Jan Michael Joncas, S.L.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Catholic Studies and Department of Theology
University of St. Thomas
Theme: Ecclesial Change and Promise
Title: “Living into the Promise of the Spirit” (Sunday, March 21)
Speaker: M. Shawn Copeland, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Theology
Theme: Professional Change and Promise
Title: “The Meaning of Death” (Monday, March 22)
Speaker: Ira Byock, MD
Director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire
and Professor of Anesthesiology and Community & Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School
Theme: Global Change and Promise
Title: “Embracing the Many Faces in God’s House” (Tuesday, March 23)
Speaker: Sr. Mara Elena Gonzlez, RSM
Former President, Mexican American Cultural Center
San Antonio, Texas
Individual Change and Promise
How does our individual story remain rooted in Scripture and healing? How can the sacred story move us to embrace our encounter with God and find hope?
Ecclesial Change and Promise
How does our story as Church challenge us to a future vision? How can the sacred story move us to prophetic leadership?
Professional Change and Promise
How does our story as institutional leaders hold sacred the power and possibility of our ministry? How can the sacred story move us to hear and honor those with whom we work and those to whom we minister?
Global Change and Promise
How does our global story give voice to the underserved and the suffering? How can the sacred story move us to advocate for the healing and empowerment of others?
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