Dave Hess, Senior Pastor - Christ Community Church
“Anything that improves mental and emotional health is a vital part of seeing God’s Kingdom come. ‘As in Heaven—so on earth’ includes the restoration of our mental and relational vitality. Therefore, we wholeheartedly support your vision to see the healing of minds, emotions, and relationships within the Church of Central Pennsylvania. The message of the Summit is vital to our region!”
David Woolverton, Lead Pastor - St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
“I have pastored churches in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for 30 years. For most of those years, a large percentage of my week’s work has been triaging the needs of people in crisis. Some have been suicidal, many have been dealing with addictions, some have been facing marital stress or divorce, some have been engaging in self-cutting, many have been depressed, some have been diagnosed with bipolar or borderline personality disorder, and a few have dealt with dissociative identity disorder. All of these people attended the churches I have served. Mental healthcare is in epidemic need in Central Pennsylvania, which makes the equipping message of the Summit critical to our region.”
Jesse Gill, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist Psychological Health Affiliates
"In the past two decades, I have seen important ties being built between churches and Christian counselors in our region. It is time to take it to the next level! This Summit will equip us to better understand the biological, psychosocial, and spiritual causes of mental health problems. We will also learn what we can do to help. Come learn, develop, and launch more integrated ministry tools for the precious ones entrusted to your care. “It’s not by might, not by power,” but by His Spirit. I look forward to seeing you there. "