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By Jamar Doyle | June 14, 2022
Jamar Doyle

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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CHHSM Forms New Diakonal Minister Affinity Group for Serving Leadership Graduates

By Barb Powell | April 11, 2022

The latest of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ (CHHSM) Affinity Groups kicks off April 19. The Diakonal Minister Affinity Group is open to all members of the Diakonal Minister Community — the alumni network of the Nollau Leadership Institute and its two predecessor programs, the Transformational Leadership Program and the Faith-Based…

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Applications for Nollau Leadership Institute Class of 2022-2023 Now Open

By Barb Powell | February 11, 2022

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has opened applications for the 2022-2023 class of its Nollau Leadership Institute. “The Nollau Leadership Institute is CHHSM’s signature leadership development program,” says the Rev. Dr. Elyse Berry, CHHSM’s associate for advocacy and leadership development. “We look forward to welcoming the new class as they grow…

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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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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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Enrollment Open for 2019-2020 Nollau Leadership Institute

By CHHSM Staff | January 8, 2019

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced today (Jan. 4) that enrollment for the 2019-2020 Nollau Leadership Institute is now open. The Nollau Institute is a year-long program that focuses on spiritual formation and preparation for servant leadership. During the year, class members discern their call as Diakonal Ministers. A special vocation…

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Nollau Institute Participants Find Perspectives Changed Through Classmates

By Barb Powell | June 8, 2018

With the first of three retreats completed, CHHSM’s 2018-2019 Nollau Institute participants are well on their way to discerning what servant leadership means to them in their lives and careers. Already, this year’s class has come away with new insights and several surprises. For Linda Dailey, executive director of United Church Homes’ Glenwood Retirement Community…

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United Church of Christ Ministries and Partners Learn Servant Leadership through CHHSM Programs

By Barb Powell | May 9, 2018

For CHHSM and its ministries, the key is servant leadership. To that end, CHHSM provides two different types of programming for its member organizations and other United Church of Christ ministries, the year-long Nollau Institute and the Nollau To You one-day seminar experience. Recently, participants in the 2018-2019 Nollau Institute held the first of three…

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CHHSM Ministries to Witness Benefits of Nollau Institute During Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | January 12, 2018

Nineteen Nollau Institute graduates will be consecrated as Diakonal Ministers during CHHSM’s Annual Gathering, March 1-3 in in St. Louis. The Nollau Institute is a year-long program of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries that focuses on spiritual formation and preparation for servant leadership. During the year, class members discern their call as…

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CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute Accepting Applications for 2018

By Barb Powell | October 6, 2017

The United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries works with its member ministries and partners to cultivate and empower servant leaders for health and human service ministry. Its Nollau Leadership Institute, a year-long program focused on spiritual formation and preparation for leadership, helps accomplish that goal. “I enjoyed everything about my…

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