Diakonal Ministers

Nollau Graduate Watson One of Three Tapped for Leadership Roles at Embrace Living Communities

By CHHSM Staff | December 4, 2020

UCC-related Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill., announced in November the appointment of three new leadership team members. Leading the list is Greg Watson, former director of plant operations, who has been promoted to vice president of operations. Watson is a 2018-2019 graduate of CHHSM’s year-long Nollau Leadership Institute and was consecrated as…

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CHHSM Annual Report Highlights Member Ministries ‘Making a Difference Together’

By Barb Powell | June 24, 2020

Member organizations’ accomplishments are among the many highlights contained in “Making a Difference Together,” the 2019 Annual Report from the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries. Released June 24, the report is available online, and offers inspirational stories from CHHSM members across the United States, which point to flourishing ministries in their own…

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CHHSM Board Elects New Members, Announces Officers During Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 26, 2020

During the Annual Business Meeting of its 82nd Annual Gathering, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced new officers and welcomed new board members. Held in Memphis, Tenn., the Annual Gathering was held March 3-5, 2020. The new Chair of CHHSM’s Board of Directors is Abby Drane, president and CEO of Seven…

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Inspired CHHSM Annual Gathering Focuses on Justice and Grace — Together

By Barb Powell | March 12, 2020

From a pre-conference visit to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel — where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated — to the Rev. Traci Blackmon’s stirring words during the closing worship, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ 82nd Annual Gathering left attendees moved, inspired, and recommitted…

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Space is Limited: Enroll in the 2020-2021 Nollau Leadership Institute Now!

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2020

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced today (Jan. 6) that enrollment for the 2020-2021 class of its Nollau Leadership Institute is now open. “The Nollau Leadership Institute helps participants focus on spiritual formation and preparation for serving leadership,” says Michael J. Readinger, CHHSM president and CEO. “As CHHSM’s signature program, the…

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CHHSM Annual Gathering to Feature Workshops, Presentations and Activities to Hold ‘Justice and Grace — Together’

By Barb Powell | December 10, 2019

Together, members of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries work hard to create a just, caring, and compassionate world. To that end, CHHSM’s 82nd Annual Gathering — which takes place March 3-5, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. — will focus on justice, and ways CHHSM ministries in health and human…

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Orion Family Services Benefits from Nollau Leadership Institute

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 10, 2019

Recently, UCC-related Orion Family Services in Madison, Wis., published this article in its newsletter. Orion — a private, nonprofit CHHSM member that serves children, adolescents and families throughout Wisconsin — wanted to share the experiences of four of its staff members who have completed the Nollau Leadership Institute and become consecrated as Diakonal Ministers. Orion’s…

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Register Now for CHHSM Diakonal Ministers Retreat

By Barb Powell | January 11, 2019

CHHSM announced today (Jan. 10) that the second annual Diakonal Ministers Reunion Retreat will be held March 4, 2019, at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. The reunion is a one-day event prior to the opening of CHHSM’s Annual Gathering. The retreat is designed to reconnect past participants of the Transformational Leadership Program, the Faith Based…

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United Church of Christ’s Servant Leaders to Look ‘Toward Tomorrow’ at CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | January 8, 2019

In today’s changing landscape, UCC health and human service ministries often find that their work is complicated, regardless of the size of the organization or the populations served. As a response, the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ Annual Gathering in March will focus on the ways in which such ministries can learn and…

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