Engaging Faith-Based Communities in Mental Health and Trauma-Informed Care A one-day summit providing practical solutions to help the 1 out of 5 persons struggling among us.

May 9th, 8:30 AM to 4 PM

Topics Include

  • The Church as a Healing Community
  • Understanding Mental Health and Trauma Informed Care
  • Addictions in our Pews
  • Moving Past Stigmas toward a Healing Response
  • And practical workshops to help us better care for our congregations
Hillsong Church Downtown - 402 West Monroe Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85003
As Director for Health in the HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Kimberly T. Konkel works to marry the intelligence of science with the wisdom of communities. She leads Community of Practice for Trauma Informed/Responsive Congregations which are implementing effective prevention and intervention technologies. Kimberly leads the Department’s efforts translating public health information to the faith and grassroots community. She has worked extensively with faith-based organizations to improve global disaster preparedness. Kimberly T. Konkel has a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Psychology, and a master’s degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University. She lives in Washington D.C.
Dan Steffen has had the privilege of serving in ministry since 1988 and was ordained in 1995. He joined the staff of Pure Heart Church in 2000. Dan has a Masters of Theology degree from Gateway Bible College. Before accepting his current position as Senior Pastor in June of 2005 Dan was the Associate Teaching Pastor. Dan has the joy of leading a church that carries the conviction that it is okay to not be okay, but it is not okay to pretend you are and not okay to stay that way. Pure Heart is a place where the broken find healing and those who are healing are willing to reach out to the broken. Dan is passionate about building relationship with the greater Phoenix metropolitan community. He desires to find creative and effective ways to address the needs that impact both the church and the community at large.
Lee Pioske is the Executive Director of Crossroads, the largest residential substance abuse treatment center in the United States. He is a recovering cocaine addict who also spent over 5 years in state and federal prison. He has pioneered faith-based recovery programs and has worked with several churches helping them to implement church based addiction recovery. Lee is an independently licensed substance abuse counselor. He has a master’s degree in Addiction Psychology from Capella University.
Jan Hamilton is the Founder and Owner of Doorways. She is a Nationally Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in adolescent treatment. Jan worked as a registered nurse for 20 years prior to receiving her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Arizona and her Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certification in 1999. Her desire to provide quality psychological and psychiatric care for adolescents and young adults in an outpatient, faith-based setting led to the opening of Doorways in 2008. She’s thrilled about the opportunity for teens, young adults and families to receive the best care possible on their journey of healing!

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