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PATHWAYS TO HOPE 2.0 To Be Held August 11 and 12

On August 11 and 12 PATHWAYS TO HOPE will host speakers from across our community and the nation to focus on mental health and faith. After the tremendous response to the first annual PATHWAYS TO HOPE conference in 2016, conference organizers will host the second annual conference at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The goal of the conference is to help break the stigma of mental illness and to discover how faith communities can provide support for people and families affected by mental illness. Last year over 1,400 people attended the conference from over 460 different churches and faith communities.

Among the featured speakers this year will be Dr. Nancy Kehoe, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance, and a member of the Religious Of The Sacred Heart. In addition, Sheila Walsh, author, musician, recording artist, speaker, evangelist, and television host will share her personal life experience with depression and how she has found healing and recovery. Along with Sr. Nancy and Sheila Walsh, Pastor Brad Hoefs from Community of Grace Lutheran Church in Elkhorn, NE will share his own experience with bi-polar disorder and how it led him to develop a mental health ministry. Pastor Hoef’s program, FRESH HOPE, is now used by groups throughout the U.S. as a way to help support families and individuals dealing with a mental illness.

The conference will include many other speakers, workshops and, for the first time, a special evening for youth on Friday, August 11.   You can register to attend the conference and read more at Once again, the conference will be FREE to all attendees thanks to the sponsorship of many churches and organizations throughout our community.

When hope doesn’t seem to be anywhere close by, come and be part of this amazing conference where God’s love for each of us is expressed and shared with all those who are seeking hope and recovery.

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