Jamar Doyle

Labor Day Reflection

By Jamar Doyle | September 13, 2022

Earlier this month we all celebrated Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer. Many gathered in parks, beaches, and backyards with family and friends to enjoy a last cookout of the season amid the cooling summer air. Usually, for me and my husband, this means frantically grilling, cooking, and cleaning as we prepare to host…

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When it’s not Safe to be You

By Jamar Doyle | August 11, 2022
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Earlier this month, I gathered with new friends in Denver for the Interfaith Roundtable, a gathering of leaders from different faith traditions that are united by the work of their member organizations in the health and human service fields. Jewish Family Services of Colorado graciously hosted us at its offices, and during a discussion with…

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Enough is Enough

By Jamar Doyle | July 13, 2022

As I pen this article, I am watching news coverage of the funeral for Jayland Walker, yet another Black life ended at the hands of law enforcement. Once again, a family must mourn a tragic loss, and Black and Brown people are again reminded that they are guilty until proven innocent. Oh wait, Jayland Walker…

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Connections

By Jamar Doyle | June 14, 2022
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Recently I was at my cousin’s house for a visit. He’d been doing a fantastic job of restoring our grandparent’s home and he invited me over. I nearly declined because I was tired from work and just wanted to go home. But something told me to stop by anyway, and I’m glad I did. Once…

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‘Let the Service Begin’

By Jamar Doyle | May 12, 2022
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As I have continued my outreach to the CHHSM community, I’ve met so many wonderful people, sharing in many thought-provoking conversations that have left me with new ideas and perspectives on work, service, and faith. One such conversation was with the leadership of First Church UCC in Phoenix. During our conversation, the Rev. Susan Valiquette,…

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Stronger Together

By Jamar Doyle | April 14, 2022
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My first month or so as president and CEO of CHHSM has been quite a ride, filled with meeting new friends, learning new systems, and understanding the deep impact the members of CHHSM are making in each of their communities. Understanding that relationships are the foundation upon which our work is built, I have spent…

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Season of Renewal

By Jamar Doyle | March 17, 2022
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I am honored to write my first entry as president and CEO of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries during this season of Lent, a special time of year when we pause to remember the life, death and resurrection of our Savior. Our Savior’s resurrection reminds us all to be reborn, to embrace…

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