From Our Ministries


Leaders Reflect on Nollau Experience

November 11, 2014

Marti Coplai had attended countless conferences as a leader in services for older adults. But when her supervisor sent her to the Nollau Institute, she found it was a very different kind of experience.

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CHHSM Mobilizes to Support Ferguson

October 14, 2014

CHHSM convened members in September to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was shot by a white police officer in August.

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Servant Leader


"The servant leader prefers nothing to the art of caring for others and seeks to practice self-forgetfulness in all things."

The Rev. Bryan Sickbert

Former President/CEO
Cleveland, Ohio

CHHSM President

Guest Column

Faithful Fragility

In my final meeting as CHHSM president with the board of directors, I shared a quote from my 1991 application cover letter to the CHHSM president and CEO search committee. It said “organizations like CHHSM are perpetually fragile because their fundamental mission is to pursue meaning, thus the product of their work will never have measurable market value.”

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Our Shared History

Nollau: A History of Service That Thrives Today

Louis Edward Nollau personified the adage “bloom where you’re planted” even though where he was planted, at the time, looked like a failed ministry opportunity.

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