Schedule

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October 18 (Pre-Conference)

12:00           Registration Opens
1:00-5:30    Trainings (sessions will start at times indicated below)

1:00-5:30 Health Ministry Team Training
Judy Johnston, Dept. of Preventive Medicine, KU School of Medicine, Wichita
1:00-3:00 Parish Nursing Topics – Spirituality
JoVeta Wescott, Executive Director, Kansas Parish Nurse Ministry, Wichita
3:30-5:30 Parish Nursing Topics – Mental Illness in Congregations
JoVeta Wescott
3:00-5:30 Congregational Health Ministry Basics
Becky Tuttle, Community Development Director, Greater Wichita YMCA

5:30-6:30   Networking Meal (all attendees) – SAC lower level
6:30-9:30   Trainings continue (as indicated below)

6:30-9:00 Health Ministry Team Training (cont.)
Judy Johnston
6:30-8:00 Introduction to Parish Nursing
JoVeta Wescott

October 19 (Conference)

8:30-9:30    Registration
9:30-11:00  Keynote
Making Mercy Normal: Moving from Project to Pervasive Practice – Gary Gunderson
11:15-12:30  Workshop Sessions 1

Roles That Put Wheels on the Movement: Witness from Memphis and North Carolina
-Teresa Cutts, Faculty, Wake Forest University
-Gary Gunderson, VP, FaithHealth Professor, Wake Forest University
It Works for Us – First Session
-Facilitated by Katie Schoenhoff, Program Officer, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund
-Adam Barlow-Thompson, Executive Director, SoCe Life, Wichita
-Broderick Crawford, Community Health Director, NBC Community Development Corporation, Kansas City, KS
-Beth Nech, Health Connections Public Health Specials, KDHE Bureau of Health Promotion, Topeka, KS
-Matt Freeman, Director of Operations and Development, Big Garden Project, United Methodist Ministries, Omaha, NE
Advocacy for Health
-Sheldon Weisgrau, Health Reform Resource Project Coordinator, Topeka
-David Jordan, Coordinator, Alliance for Healthy Kansans, Topeka
Good Neighboring as Good Medicine
-Justin Moore, MD, FACP, Owner, Double Arrow Metabolism, LLC, Wichita
Hospitals and Faith Communities
Ronnette Sailors, Coordinator, Faith Community Health Network, Community Benefit, McAuley Fogelstrom Center, Omaha
Ecumenical Coalitions
-Ben MacConnell, Coordinator, Justice Matters, Lawrence
Faith and Health in Decidedly Rural Areas
Moderated by Benjamin Anderson, CEO, Kearny County Hospital, Lakin
-Judy Johnston/Benjamin Anderson: County-Wide Health Assessment
-Irma Robbins, Case Manager at Genesis Family Health, Garden City: Early Detection Works
-Sheron Lowery, Wilson: Wilson Summer Food Program

12:30-1:30   Networking Lunch
1:45-3:00    Workshop Sessions 2

Roles That Put Wheels on the Movement: Witness from Memphis and North Carolina
-Teresa Cutts, Faculty, Wake Forest University
-Gary Gunderson, VP, FaithHealth Professor, Wake Forest University
It Works for Us – Second Session
-Facilitated by Katie Schoenhoff, Program Officer, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund
-Adam Barlow-Thompson, Executive Director, SoCe Life, Wichita
-Broderick Crawford, Community Health Director, NBC Community Development Corporation, Kansas City, KS
-Beth Nech, Health Connections Public Health Specials, KDHE Bureau of Health Promotion, Topeka, KS
-Matt Freeman, Director of Operations and Development, Big Garden Project, United Methodist Ministries, Omaha, NE
Advocacy for Health
-Sheldon Weisgrau, Health Reform Resource Project Coordinator, Topeka
-David Jordan, Coordinator, Alliance for Healthy Kansans, Topeka
Good Neighboring as Good Medicine
-Justin Moore, MD, FACP, Owner, Double Arrow Metabolism, LLC, Wichita
Hospitals and Faith Communities
Ronnette Sailors, Coordinator, Faith Community Health Network, Community Benefit, McAuley Fogelstrom Center, Omaha
Ecumenical Coalitions
-Ben MacConnell, Coordinator, Justice Matters, Lawrence
Faith and Health in Decidedly Rural Areas
Moderated by Benjamin Anderson, CEO, Kearny County Hospital, Lakin
-Judy Johnston/Benjamin Anderson: County-Wide Health Assessment
-Irma Robbins, Case Manager at Genesis Family Health, Garden City: Early Detection Works
-Sheron Lowery, Wilson: Wilson Summer Food Program

3:15-4:15    Intersections of Faith, Health and Community: The Future

Panelists:
Gary Gunderson
Benjamin Anderson
Judy Johnston
Peg Tichacek, Chief Mission Integration Officer, Via Christi Health, Inc., Wichita.

Facilitator: Kim Moore, President, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, Hutchinson