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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Developing personal purpose statements, examining similarities and differences between personal and organizational core values, taking time to focus on one’s ministry: these were just some of the many benefits cited by attendees of a recent Nollau To You serving leader seminar. The one-day virtual CHHSM event, held Oct. 28, was sponsored by the UCC’s Heartland…

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Rev. Kathryn Kuhn

Former CHHSM Board member and Nollau Leadership Institute (2015-2016) graduate Kathryn O’Connor Kuhn, 50, of Kiel, Wis., died Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at home, surrounded in love by her immediately family. Known for her local church ministry and health and human service ministries work, Kuhn pastored local Wisconsin churches for many years, including Our Saviour’s…

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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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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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“It’s the Manager,” released in 2019 by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter, is one of the books used in the Nollau Leadership Institute. This review was written by Leslie Yerkes. One of the most important contributions of a manager is not what he/she accomplishes from their ‘to do’ list each day but how they support…

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Although applications are coming in quickly, there is still time to apply for the Nollau Leadership Institute’s class of 2020-2021. The unique, year-long program offers participants a highly-interactive opportunity to focus on how their faith provides the context of being a successful serving leader. It also helps them examine how their faith heritage and spiritual…

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