Caring for your Congregation’s Mental Health

Reclaiming Hope, Accepting Forgiveness

A FREE Seminar for clergy, staff, chaplains, and lay leaders

Friday April 11, 2014 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
University Village | 8555 S. Lewis


Learn to recognize situations that require immediate response and how a mental health or substance use crisis can be transformed into real opportunities for long term change.
• Get connected with community resources and find out more about where to turn for help.
• Information & Supports to help you minister to the needs of youth, adults, elders and families.


8:30 – 9:00 Check-in / Registration

9:00 – 10:15 Welcome
Chaplain Merle Newton – UniversityVillage
Tim Peterson, LPC, LMFT – Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital / Bright Tomorrows

In Our Own Voice – A Personal Journey with Mental Illness

Community Resources Panel


10:15 – 10:30  Break

10:30 – 11:30  Moral Injury
Erv Janssen,M.D. – Veterans Initiative, Community Service Council of Tulsa

Community Resources Panel

11:30 – 12:15  Lunch (Compliments of University Village)

12:15 – 1:00 A Dialogue of Healing
Rev. Tim Reside – Bright Tomorrows
Tim Peterson, LPC, LMFT – Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital / Bright Tomorrows
• The Power of Words
• Does God Need Forgiveness?

Community Resources Panel

1:00 – 2:00 Ingredients of Faith, Hope and Resilience
Jackie Lenzy, BS, BA, CDP – LENZYHOUSE

Community Resources Panel

2:00 – 2:15      Break

Community Resource Panel Participants: COPES/Family & Children’s Services Crisis Center, Tulsa Police/Fire Chaplaincy, Adult Protective Services, Cleveland Area Hospital Senior Life Program, and more…


For more information about Caring for your Congregation’s Mental Health, please call 918.585.1213.