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“Navigating through the Valley” Webinar
January 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Pastors are invited to a virtual “Navigating through the Valley” webinar on Thursday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., featuring:
Dr. Jean Wright on “Embracing Valley Experiences”
Those who go through the Valley cannot avoid nor deny the Valley experience.
Dr. H. Jean Wright’s professional training is in clinical and forensic psychology. His points of interest and specialties include human behavior across the lifespan, group dynamics, children and youth issues, minorities in mental health, cross-system collaboration (s) between behavioral health agencies and the justice system, the Juvenile Justice System, the Adult Criminal Justice System, justice-involved persons in recovery (PIR) with severe mental health and co-occurring challenges, substance use/dependence, and dynamics of psychosocial relationships.
Dr. Wright has an enthusiastic and motivational approach, well honed after years of public speaking for government agencies, faith-based organizations, and adjunct professor on a university campus. His engaging style not only seeks to educate, but also to encourage the listener to be an active participant, bringing their own personal and professional experiences to bear on the subject at hand.
Dr. Phil Monroe on “Pastoring yourself in the Valley”
How the pastor gets through the Valley: you cannot do it alone.
Dr. Philip G. Monroe is a graduate of both Westminster Seminary (MAR) and Wheaton College Graduate School (MA, PsyD). He is Professor of Counseling & Psychology and the director of the Masters of Arts in Counseling Program at Biblical Seminary outside Philadelphia. Dr. Monroe, a licensed psychologist, joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 2000. His areas of specialty include sexual addictions and therapy, anxiety, marital distress, and consultation and spiritual renewal for pastors, elders and their families. His academic interests include training counselors in effective counseling processes. He is married and has two young sons. His personal, professional and spiritual musings may be found at wisecounsel.wordpress.com.
Dr. William Luff on “Pastoring the Sheep through the Valley”
How to effectively shepherd your congregation through the Valley
Dr. William C. Luff is blessed to be the husband of one wife, proud father of two adults, and a loving uncle. He oversees Mount Horeb House of Worship Ministries, mentoring senior pastors in leadership and ministry. He is the proud owner and operator of four American corporations. His greatest joys are sharing time with his family, teaching and spending countless hours fishing. He holds Doctor of Education and Doctor of Divinity degrees in organization leadership, a Master of Science degree in professional counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in theology. An adjunct professor at Rowan University and Lancaster Bible College, he also is a Certified Psychotherapist, emphasizing in behavioral health, mental health, substance abuse and marital and family counseling and is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Also featuring Reverend Dr. William J. Shaw:
Dr. Shaw has served as Pastor of the White Rock Baptist Church in Philadelphia in 1956. He considers his work as Pastor his highest calling. He has led White Rock through a period of strong growth with the establishment of several outreach ministries, including a science and math after school program, and a substance abuse ministry. In addition, Dr. Shaw is a recognized leader in Pennsylvania and across the nation, serving on several local boards and numerous religious entities, including The National Baptist Convention, USA, where he served as president .
Shaw has been the recipient of numerous awards, including most recently, the Unitas Award, given by the Alumni Association of the Union Theological Seminary and the T. B. Maston Foundation Christian Ethics Award from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
In 2009, President Barack H. Obama appointed Dr. Shaw to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and, in 2010 appointed him as a Commissioner on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Dr. Shaw was reappointed by President Barack Obama in 2013 to serve a second term as a Commissioner on the USCIRF Committee, where he currently serves as Vice President.
Dr. Shaw is married to Camellia L. Shaw. They are parents to one son—Timothy, grandparents to two granddaughters—Lillian and Brittany, and great-grandparents to two great-granddaughters — Zanaira and Nyela.
Rev. Paul James, Pastor of CareView Community Church in Lansdowne, Pa., will serve as the event host.