Sunday, January 20, 2019

UNION Baptist Church Ministry of Congregational Care and Counseling announces Reverend Darryl I. Owens has keynote speaker of their upcoming self-care conference and retreat for ministry caregivers entitled "Loving God, Neighbor and Self" happening September 23rd at Global Scholar's Academy.

Sponsored in part by Duke Divinity School's Reimagining Health Collaborative, "Loving God, Neighbor, and Self: A Self-Care Conference and Retreat for Ministry Caregivers." will address such topics as: Stephen Ministry, Divorce Care, Grief Care, Celebrate Recovery as well as:  

  • How important it is to establish and maintain a strong connection with God, particularly as a caregiver responsible for others
  • How we broadly define neighbor as anyone that God places along our path
  • How care for others may be thwarted by stigma, and how we can respond
  • How we properly use boundaries to take care of self, and to have consistent times for replenishment

Registration begins at 8:30 and the formal conference kicks off at 9 am.  Early bird registration through August 31st cost is $25 and $35 thereafter and can be purchased by clicking here.

Here is some information about Rev. Owens:

Darryl Owens received his BA degree in Industrial Relations at UNC Chapel Hill, and his Masters of Divinity at Duke University.  He has served as a Clinical Chaplain at Central Prison in Raleigh, NC, and became a Women’s Services Chaplain/Grief Counselor at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC in Feb. 2001.  His duties include providing pastoral care and grief counseling to patients, families, and staff served by the NC Women’s Hospital.  He manages the perinatal bereavement program, serves on the hospital Bereavement Team, and co-facilitates community bereavement support groups. He is certified as a clinical chaplain through the Association for Professional Chaplains.  Darryl is certified in thanatology through the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and is Certified in Perinatal Loss Care through the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center.  He serves as a national speaker for RTS Perinatal Bereavement Services, and on various national and local Boards of Directors. He is a Past President for the Association for Professional Chaplains, and for the North Carolina Chaplains Association.  Rev Owens comes from a lineage of clergy. He is an elder and instructor at the local church he attends, Christian Faith Center. Darryl and his wife, Sonya, are parents of 3 children.