CHHSM Searches for New CEO

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During the next six months, the CHHSM Board of Directors will oversee one of the most important responsibilities in nonprofit management: hiring a new president and CEO. The search for a new leader is underway after the current president and CEO, the Rev. Bryan Sickbert, announced this month that he will retire at the end […]

Samaritan Bethany Joins CHHSM

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Samaritan Bethany joins CHHSM this month as its newest member in an effort to better serve residents and team members. The senior care community located in Rochester, Minn., provides assisted living, independent housing and a nursing home, all on one campus. Pastor Jean Boese, a United Church of Christ pastor and chaplain for Samaritan Bethany, […]

A Vision for All

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The Rev. Dr. Ben Mohr Herbster, the first president of the United Church of Christ, once told his parishioners, “we are a risk-taking fellowship.” Throughout his life, he exemplified this statement, and created a lasting impact by speaking out and helping those who needed support, even when doing so wasn’t a common or popular practice. […]

What Nollau Taught Me

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Introduction by: The Rev. Danielle K. Bartz, CHHSM Program Associate  Megan Culbertson, CHHSM Scholar, epitomizes the future of nonprofit faith-based leadership by pursuing both a masters of divinity and a masters of social work in Chicago. Part of her experience as the CHHSM Scholar was to participate in the 2013 Nollau Institute. She was also […]

CHHSM Gathers for Annual Meeting

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By The Rev. Danielle K. Bartz CHHSM Program Associate  “Do not remember the former things or consider the things of old. Behold! I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” – Isaiah 43:18-19 These […]

2014 Nollau Institute Kicks Off

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Even before the 2014 Nollau Institute kicked off, participants were anticipating the changes that the leadership program would bring to their lives and that they would then bring to others. The Nollau Institute, a one-year program for leaders from CHHSM member ministries and partnering organizations, combines leadership education with a unique perspective of providing faith-based […]

Fear of Possibility

By Bryan Sickbert As once the winged energy of delight carried you over childhood’s dark abysses, now beyond your own life build the great arch of unimagined bridges. Rainer Maria Rilke This first stanza of Rilke’s poem “Once the Winged Energy of Delight,” is my favorite piece of verse. Last week, the first retreat of […]

2013 Nollau Institute Holds Final Retreat

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The 2013 class of the Nollau Institute concluded its year of study with a retreat and consecration service on Dec. 12, 2013, in St. Louis, Mo. Students agreed that it had been a formative and informative year. Renita White, vice president of housing support and workforce development for CHHSM ministry UCAN in Chicago, said that she has attended a […]