Nollau Leadership Institute

New Location, New Class Bring Renewed Energy to Nollau Leadership Institute

By Barb Powell | June 13, 2023

With much enthusiasm, the members of the 2023-2024 Nollau Leadership Institute met May 22-26 at Bellwether Farm in Wakeman, Ohio, for their first retreat of the year-long program. To say that people came away refreshed and grounded would be an understatement. “The biggest thing is we had to work on ourselves first,” said Melinda Love,…

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Enroll by April 28 To Be Part of Nollau’s Next Cohort

By Brian Browne | April 16, 2023

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) recognizes the importance of cultivating leaders in the realization of its mission to advance the work of the UCC’s health and human service ministries in creating a just, caring, and compassionate world. This belief is why, for more than 20 years, CHHSM has hosted a program…

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CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering Filled with Renewal, Justice, and Hope

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

Connection. If one word can sum up three days of worship, workshops, keynotes, meetings, and social gatherings, it’s connection — at least in terms of the 85th Annual Gathering of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, themed “Together through Mountains and Valleys” and held March 7-9 in Denver. “The 85th Annual Gathering…

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Closing Worship Renews Commitment to Working Together for Justice in Health and Human Service Ministries

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

After a week filled with meaningful worship, learning, networking, and reconnecting with colleagues and friends, attendees to CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering in Denver met for closing worship March 9 in the special space of the Denver Art Museum. Prior to the service beginning, Jamar Doyle, CHHSM’s president and CEO, thanked Archway Communities in Denver, one…

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CHHSM Accepting Applications for Enrollment in the 2023-2024 Nollau Leadership Institute

By Barb Powell | January 12, 2023

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has opened applications for enrollment for the 2023-2024 class of its Nollau Leadership Institute. The Institute’s year-long leadership formation program helps class members discern their call as Diakonal Ministers. A special vocation for serving leaders within CHHSM members and the wider United Church of Christ, Diakonal…

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Registration is Open for CHHSM Annual Gathering

By CHHSM Staff | December 16, 2022

Early-bird registration is now open for CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering, which takes place March 7-9, 2023, at the Hilton City Center in Denver. Together through Mountains and Valleys is the theme of the 85th Gathering. Attendees and presenters will reflect on the mountains and valleys that God has seen us through over the past several years and the ways that…

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Year in Review

By Jamar Doyle | December 14, 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, I cannot believe that I have now been a part of the CHHSM family for almost a year. My, how time flies! To me, it seems like yesterday that I nervously stood in front of those gathered at the CHHSM Annual Gathering to hear my inaugural welcome address. That…

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Early-Bird Registration Opens Friday for CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | December 13, 2022

Registration for CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering — to be held March 7-9, 2023, at the Hilton City Center in Denver — opens Friday, Dec. 16. Watch your email for the official announcement. Centering on the theme “Together through Mountains and Valleys,” the 2023 gathering takes its inspiration from the Isaiah 40:4-5 passage, “Every valley shall…

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Contribute to CHHSM’s Legacy Fund on Giving Tuesday and Help Cultivate Current and Future Church and Community Leaders

By Barb Powell | November 21, 2022

Friends and members of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) have a unique opportunity Tuesday, Nov. 29, as the world celebrates the power of generosity on Giving Tuesday. Contributions to CHHSM’s Legacy Fund on Giving Tuesday — and the other 364 days of the year — help support leadership formation through…

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Nollau Class Examines Courageous Cultures in Organizations During Second Retreat

By Barb Powell | November 11, 2022

The current class of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute held its second retreat Oct. 24-28 at Cedar Valley Retreat Center in West Bend, Wis. While the first retreat in June focused on personal leadership growth and experiences, this time, participants delved into organizational awareness and the ecosystem in which leadership exists. “Our workshops and exercises brought…

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