Michael Readinger

What are you waiting for?

By Michael Readinger | December 13, 2017
Michael J. Readinger

Maybe it’s me just getting older, but recently I find myself thinking of all the things I have to do — NOW! Of course, it’s only natural for me to then want everyone to march to the same tune as me so that I don’t have to wait for others to catch up. And then…

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Thanks + Giving

By Michael Readinger | November 13, 2017
Michael J. Readinger

As autumn fades to the onset of winter, we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving. The planning and preparation for this day of feasting, family, friends, football, parades and preparations for Advent and Christmas overshadow, at times, remembering the reason we celebrate the day at all. Thanksgiving initially became a recognized national holiday in the USA in…

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Servant Leadership: Nollau

By Michael Readinger | October 12, 2017
Michael J. Readinger

During the last week of September, I was blessed to spend three days in St. Louis with the Nollau Institute class of 2017-2018 and my faculty teammates. It was an inspirational time of didactic and experiential learning, sharing of celebrations, opportunities and best practices. We dined, prayed, laughed and cried together. We encouraged, supported and…

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From the President, September 2017

By Michael Readinger | September 16, 2017
Michael J. Readinger

As an unhealthy (in my world view) focus on nationalism has gained its hold on our nation politically, I am reminded how much we stand to gain by expanding our understanding of the practices and policies of our international peers and allies. Recent natural disaster activity reminds me of the importance of caring for our…

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From the President, August 2017

By Michael Readinger | August 14, 2017
Michael J. Readinger

Simmering summer greetings Friends!  Hopefully you are enjoying the season with some family time, some vacation time and some time to get ready for the seasons ahead. Here at CHHSM, we are pleased to announce the return of the Rev. Loey Powell as Executive Associate to the President/CEO. As Loey reprises her role (remember she…

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General Synod Withdrawal

By Michael Readinger | July 12, 2017
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Wow! What a whirlwind it was! Personally, I am witnessing a whole lot of withdrawal from the UCC General Synod 31 that just concluded in Baltimore, Md. For those of you who have never attended a General Synod, let me try to explain what it is like. Those of you who have been will understand.…

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Three Great Loves

By Michael Readinger | May 15, 2017
Michael J. Readinger

As summer approaches and our UCC minds start to focus on Conference Annual Meetings and the 2017 General Synod in Baltimore, I am compelled to ask you to consider participating in the UCC initiative “Three Great Loves.”  While there are many things we all love, this is the time where we are called to set…

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Advocacy and Strategic Planning

By Michael Readinger | April 6, 2017
Michael J. Readinger

The CHHSM board and staff are gearing up for a series of meetings by phone this spring and in person at our June board meeting to continue implementing our strategic plan. Some of these initiatives are a continuation of the goals we set over the last couple of years, while some are new ideas that…

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Annual Meeting Will Help Members Plan for Growth

By Michael Readinger | February 14, 2017
Michael J. Readinger

Growth comes in many forms – from enhanced or new services to revenue. Bottom line: It’s important, even for nonprofits. That’s the message Lisa McCracken, Ziegler’s senior vice president of senior living research and development, wants to share during CHHSM’s annual meeting March 2-4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Founded in 1902, Ziegler Investment Banking specializes in…

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CHHSM Annual Meeting Builds Bridges

By Michael Readinger | February 13, 2017
Michael J. Readinger

As our country, our society, our political parties and the whole world move out of a hugely divisive election cycle and into a new administration in Washington DC, let’s take some time away while we gather in Milwaukee for the 79th CHHSM Annual Meeting. This year’s theme, “Our Bold Vision in Word and Deed,” will offer…

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