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Thursday, March 16, 2006

11:00 AM - 7 PM Registration

1:00 PM Opening Session

1:25“What It Means That We Are Spiritual Beings”
- Dr. James Kok

1:45 General Session
“Wounded Healers: Servanthood and Suffering”
- Dr. Siang Yang Tan

2:45 Table Talk

3:00 Break

3:15 Workshops

  1. “Speaking the Unspoken: Communicating Across Differences” - Wrise Booker
  2. “Visiting The Sick: Practical Ways to Give Care, Comfort and Courage”- Leah Stout
  3. “Caring for the Emotional Needs of the Gifted and Talented”- Connie Wax
  4. “So...I Have Gifts; Now What Do I Do?” - Judy Gustum
  5. “My Story, Your Story”- Ruth Vander Zee

4:00 Break

4:15 Panel: Disability Awareness Q&A Panel
Kent Loftsgaard, Norm Coombs, Maureen Pratt, Glen Giffin

5:30 Dinner (included)

6:30 General Session

7:00 Plenary Speaker
“Grief and Caring for Those Who Grieve”
- Dr. Ken Haugk

8:00 Closing

Friday, March 17, 2006

8:00 Continental Breakfast (included)

8:30 General Session

9:00 Plenary Speaker
Raising A Special-Needs Son — An Unfinished Odyssey
- Jack and Dottie Wiersma

10:00 Table Talk

10:30 Break

  10:45 Workshops
  1. “How to Create a Care Ministry” - Lydia Sarandan
  2. “Death and Dying” - Dr. Linda Bos
  3. “Peace in the Storm: Walking with God while Living with Chronic Pain and Illness”- Maureen Pratt
  4. “Personalities: Giving and Receiving Care” - Dr. Debbie Hutchinson
  5. “Ministry of Prayer” - Chip Whitman

12:00 Lunch (included)

1:00 General Session

1:15 Plenary Speaker
“Living Fully in the Shadow of Death”
- Dr. Robert DeVries and Dr. Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge

2:15 Break

2:30 Plenary Speaker
“Bipolar Disorder and Your Marriage: Surviving, Coping and Rebuilding”
- Dr. Jim and Rev. Leah Stout

3:30 Break

3:45 Workshops

  1. “What Jesus Wants From Us” - Dr. James Kok
  2. “Serving Others in the Joy of Christ” - Dr. Bill Gaultiere
  3. “Caring for Those Who Grieve” - Dr. Robert DeVries and Dr. Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge
  4. “How to Be a Powerfully Caring Leader” - Ken Haugk
  5. “How to More Effectively Help a Bipolar Loved One,  and  Still Maintain Your Own Health and Happiness” - Dr. Jim Stout

4:45 Special Video Presentation
"The Beloved"
- Dr. Henri J.M. Nouwen

6:30 Care and Kindness Banquet (included) and Entertainment

“A Time To Be Born”
- John McKinney

Saturday, March 18, 2006“Care-iffic Saturday”

7:30 Communion Service

7:30 Continental Breakfast (included)

8:15 General Session
“Increase Kindness: How and Why”
- Dr. James R. Kok
Audio recording

8:45“How Does One Care When a Daughter or Son Says, 'I'm gay'?”
- Dr. Mel Hugen

9:45 Break

10:00 Plenary Session
“How to Make a Difference”
- Terri Green

11:00 Table Talk

11:30 Workshops

  1. “Delivering Healing and Growth for Adult Children of Alcoholics” - Roland Petit
  2. “Someone Has Alzheimers: How to be Present” - Dr. Jan Pfeffer
  3. “Kind People Have Boundaries, Too!” - Dr. Bill Gaultiere
  4. “The Stephen Series and the ChristCare Series: Providing Comprehensive Care” - Dr. Ken Haugk
  5. “Providing Comfort to Those Who Have Lost a Child” - Rick and Karen Hacker

12:30 Lunch (included)

1:15 General Session

1:30 Plenary Speaker
“Getting Smart Growing Older”
- Jane Glenn Haas

2:30 Break

2:45 Plenary Speaker
“Helping the Hurting without Hurting while Helping”
- Dr. Ken Haugk

3:45 Final Session
“Taking Care and Kindness Home”
- Judy Gustum
- Dr. James Kok