Building Bridges Series
Thursday, November 17th, 2022
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Join us as we explore faith and mental wellness. A panel of service providers and faith leaders will discuss the important role that faith communities play in mental wellness and explore the benefits of building bridges between these two sectors.
2:00 - 2:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks
2:10 - 2:30 Keynote Address
2:30 - 3:00 Panel Discussion
3:00 - 3:25 Resources Highlights
3:25 - 3:30 Wrap Up & Closing Remarks
Topics and Speakers
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker: Jim Walters (MONTCO HHS Office of Integrative Services)
Speaker: Dave Eckert, MDiv, CPRP
Speaker Bio: Dave Eckert is the Director of Intersect, an initiative within Access Services that supports those at the intersection of faith and mental health through consultation, training and the fostering of collaboration between faith communities and mental health providers. He has spent 20 years working for Access within various roles including Director of a Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation program and agency Chaplain. In addition, Dave has served as one of the pastors at Grace Community Church in Chalfont, PA for the last 14 years. Dave holds degrees in Social Work, Biblical Studies and Divinity. He lives with his wife and three children in Montgomery County, PA.
Session Description: The panel of service providers and faith leaders will discuss the important role that faith communities play in mental wellness and explore the benefits of building bridges between these two sectors.
Speakers: Achal Kulkarni (Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance) and Katie Greeley (Prevention Education Solutions)
Wrap Up & Closing Remarks
Speaker: Aziz Nathoo (UMMA Charities)
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