Companions on the Journey

In this spiritual care conference, you will gain a better understanding of the dying process, and discover how you can be a more effective companion on the end-of-life journey.

Thursday, September 28
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This spiritual care conference is appropriate for all faith communities and clergy, lay and stephen ministers, chaplains, spiritual caregivers and congregational nurses.

You will learn about:

  • Different disease trajectories, from a hospice doctor, nurse, social worker and chaplain
  • Signs and symptoms that a patient is nearing the end of life
  • How to help strengthen spiritual resilience
  • How to meet psychospiritual needs specific to the end of life
  • The importance of advance directives and how to find help completing them

The seminar is approved for six contact hours with hospice. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Registration fee is $35 per person.
Lunch will be provided.

Conference will be held in the Lusk Center | 2501 Summit Ave | Greensboro, NC 27405

Click here to download the conference agenda. 

Questions? Contact Beverly Isley-Landreth at blandreth@hospicegso.org.

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2017 Speakers

John Connor, ThM received his seminary degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and did his CPE Internship and Residency at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

Willa S. Brown MDiv, BCC received her MDiv at Wake Forest University Divinity School. She completed her CPE Residency at Wake Forest University Medical Center and is a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Hillary Irusta, MDiv earned her MDiv from Wake Forest University School of Divinity and completed her CPE Residency with Cone Health.

Chris Morris, MDiv received his BA in Religious Studies from UNC-Charlotte, and MDiv from The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. He did his CPE Residency at Wake Forest University Medical Center.

Judy Haughee-Bartlett, MDiv, BCC earned her MDiv at Duke University Divinity School and did her CPE Internship and Residency at UNC-Chapel Hill and Wesley Long Community Hospital. She is a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Beverly Isley-Landreth, MDiv, ThM, BCCC received her MDiv and ThM from Southeastern Seminary. She completed her CPE Internship and Residency at Wake Forest University Medical Center and is a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain through The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Piedmont Triad Chapter. Beverly is the Assistant Director of Support Services at Hospice.

Kimberly Skeen, MDiv earned her BSM from Shorter University, MDiv from Columbia Theological Seminary and completed her CPE Residency at the V.A. Hospital in Atlanta. Skeen is herself a veteran.

Peter Overcash, MDiv received his BA in History from UNC-Charlotte, MDiv from Duke University Divinity School, and completed his CPE Residency at Cone Health.

Risa Hanau, MSW, LCSW received her BA in Psychology from Temple University, and MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. Hanau is the Vice President for Clinical Services at HPCG.

April Herring is the Community Education and Outreach Coordinator/Faith Community Liaison for Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro. April is also is an ordained minister and serves as Associate Pastor for Godly Faith Christian Center, Greensboro.

Also featuring a panel discussion with a hospice doctor, nurse, nursing assistant, social worker and volunteer.