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CHHSM Board Builds on Strategic Vision, RDEI-J Goals for Future at June Meeting

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2022

In sessions that laid the foundation for further strategic planning, the CHHSM Board of Directors met June 21-23 at Aloft Cleveland in Beachwood, Ohio. The board meeting marked the first for CHHSM’s president and CEO, Jamar Doyle. The meeting was split into generative sessions, discussion, and educational presentations. During the visioning session June 21, staff…

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First Retreat Fills 2022-2023 Nollau Leadership Institute Class with Personal Leadership Discoveries

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2022

The newest class of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute began its year in retreat, held June 27-July 1 at the Cedar Valley Retreat Center in West Bend, Wis. The first of three retreats held during the year-long Institute, the June gathering focused on personal leadership growth and experiences. “During the retreat, we discussed not only what…

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Finding Joy and a Sense of Call in the Journey

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 6, 2022

By BettyBeth Johns, workforce development director, United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM), Wyoming, Mich. Reprinted with permission from the UCOM Communicator, Spring 2022. Elizabeth Nyiransaba glides through her day, chatting with everyone who crosses her path: smiling and singing and asking questions about everything from why some people are always “tigers” (crabby) to what sort of…

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A Place to Stand

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 6, 2022

By Lisa Thomas. This column, part of the Parker Center blog’s ‘Here I Stand’ series, is reprinted with permission from the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes. I worked for 20 years as a parish nurse. In fact, for most of that time, I was the parish nurse at the…

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Teen Team Member Program at Archway Opens Career Options to Participants

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 6, 2022

By Kendall Curtis, marketing associate and graphic designer for CHHSM member Archway Communities in Lakewood, Colo. Reprinted with permission. Archway Communities in Lakewood, Colo., has a unique summertime “Teen Team Member” program in its communities. The program is geared to helping teens entering the work field learn work skills and discover what they’re passionate about.…

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Rutherford Named Director for Development for St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation

By CHHSM Staff | June 30, 2022

Christine Rutherford has been named director of development for St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation. Rutherford has more than 20 years of development experience coupled with more than 15 years of senior-level management experience in the nonprofit sector. Before coming to St. Andrew’s, Rutherford’s career included director of development and marketing at Care & Counseling in St.…

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Lake Prince Woods Executive Director Judy Raymond Receives LeadingAge Virginia’s Vision Award

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 20, 2022

At its annual conference in Roanoke, Va., this month, LeadingAge Virginia recognized Lake Prince Woods Executive Director Judy Raymond with its 2022 Vision Award. Raymond has been at the helm of Lake Prince Woods — part of CHHSM member EveryAge — for 12 years and has been a strong advocate for seniors and the senior…

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Abernethy Laurels ‘Earn and Learn’ Certified Nursing Assistant Program Fills Staffing Gap

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 20, 2022

After experiencing two years of staffing challenges during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Abernethy Laurels Retirement Community, part of CHHSM member EveryAge, created “Earn and Learn,” an innovative solution to train and hire certified nursing assistants, the community’s frontline care providers. To date, 40 people have gone through the program and been certified. “During…

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‘I Will Remember Being Held’: Essence Ellis Reflects on Her Year as UCC Fellow

By Barb Powell | June 13, 2022

As her year-long experience of being the inaugural UCC Fellow with the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and Justice and Local Church Ministries (JLCM) comes to an end, Essence Ellis is in a unique position to reflect. Not only has her year as UCC Fellow taken her in unexpected, rewarding directions,…

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UCAN Panel Highlights Difficulties Encountered at Intersectionality of Race in the LGBTQ+ Community

By Barb Powell | June 13, 2022

An important webinar sponsored by CHHSM member UCAN took place June 4 and delved into overcoming the obstacles persons of color in the LGBTQ+ community face daily. The event was introduced and closed by members of UCAN’s Pride Alliance Employee Resource Group. Pride Alliance works to educate, support, and advocate so UCAN employees are respected,…

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