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Leadership Transitions at Phoebe Ministries »

July 19, 2012

The Rev. Barry R. Galley, vice president of operations for Phoebe Ministries' Phoebe Berks Campus in Wernersville, Pa., has retired from Phoebe Ministries following more than 35 years of service to the organization.

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Barbara Stone »

July 2, 2012

"A servant leader is someone who creates opportunities to succeed and feels joy in seeing the accomplishments of others.  Leading through inspiration and a generosity of spirit is at their core, and pushing through challenges by gaining strength from those that surround them."

 

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United Church Homes' New Welcoming Statement Reflects Tradition of Radical Hospitality »

July 1, 2012

Shelbi D.* had just graduated from nursing school, and she was ready to take the next step in her training – a job placement under a physician’s supervision. But even though her grades were good, her college refused to send her out on a placement. Shelbi, who is transgender, asked why.

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UCC Pastor and Stroke Survivor Shares Story of Recovery »

July 1, 2012

The MRI scans were bleak following the Rev. Larry Pray's massive stroke in the fall of 2003. Given little chance of surviving, it took time for Pray to realize his life had forever changed. Now, nearly nine years later, he paints a new picture — of life renewed, faith regenerated and a purpose more meaningful than ever before.

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Legacy Leaders: An Interview with Tara Bethell »

July 1, 2012

Tara Bethell laughingly describes herself as a “whippersnapper.” Now 32, she has served since 2007 as vice president of human resources and risk management at Beatitudes Campus, a CHHSM member ministry. Bethell arrived at Beatitudes, a senior living community in Phoenix, in 2005 after working as a claims adjuster for an auto insurance company. 

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ACA... Enlightenment? »

June 28, 2012

I’m sitting down to compose this column just after the announcement of the Supreme Court ruling upholding, I think, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This ruling will be parsed by lawyers, politicians and pundits for weeks to come.  It is conceivable that the weak enforcement provisions of the individual mandate and the ruling against the Medicaid provision will make the law a poor tool for achieving broader access to care while curbing cost. Time will tell.