Summit on Mind, Body, Spirit: Connecting Faith & Wellness

An invitation to pastors, health ministries, mental health/social workers, nurses and other health providers, community leaders, educators, students, and consumers.

October 21-22, 2016
Billy Kim International Center, Belhaven University
1500 Peachtree Street, Jackson, MS 39202
$50 Suggested Donation

Did you know with 100 people in your church on Sunday morning, 26 of them will suffer from a mental illness this year?

Did you Know?

Mental health and wellness. Important. Hard to talk about.

There is hope.

We’re bringing together pastors, health ministry leaders, nurses and other health workers, Christian and community mental health leaders and others to explore ways to work together for advocacy, prevention, support, training, as well as professional counseling.

We will focus on:

  • Reducing the stigma
  • Creating stronger collaborative relationships
  • Building a sustainable plan for the future

Sidney HankersonThe conference program is being developed now.

One of our keynote speakers will be Dr. Sidney Hankerson, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Surgeons and Physicians and a nationally known researcher on churches and mental health.

Senior Advisory Group:

  • Dr. Roger Parrott, Chair
  • Bishop Ronnie Crudup
  • Pastor Hosea Hines
  • Rev. Steve Lanier
  • Dr. Sean Lucas
  • Dr. Joyce Olutade
  • Sister Dorothea Sondgeroth
  • Rev. Phil Reed
  • Dr. Dolphus Weary
  • Dr. Jerry Young

For more information, email or call 601-968-8916

Tentative Conference Schedule:

Friday, October 21, 2016
5:30 pm Conference registration
6:30 - 8:30 pm Conference Kick-off
Saturday, October 22, 2016
8:00 am Conference registration
8:30 am Conference begins
4:00 pm Conference ends

Note: Due to the nature of this Summit event, it will be important to attend the entire event.

If you are interested in attending this Summit, please fill out the form below as space is limited.


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