April 15, 8:30 -3:30
Sharen de Waard
Sharen has had the joy of serving in church and parachurch ministries for the past 26 years, often alongside her husband, Pastor EJ de Waard. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She also graduated from Providence Theological Seminary in Manitoba, with a Master of Arts in Biblical Counselling. Sharen recently completed her course work for a Doctorate in Ministry in the Pastoral Counselling track from Westminster Theological Seminary. Sharen loves the happy, busy times when their three married children, spouses, and ten grandchildren come to visit their family home! She also enjoys reading, hiking, and seeking to be an instrument in the Redeemer’s hands in every adventure He calls her to.
Thelma Nienhuis deeply desires for people to see how grief and joy hold hands. Author of Love Them Well and Quiet Assurance, Thelma creates space each Wednesday for her community of grievers to express their grief and joy together. Her writing can be found at TGC Canada, Fathom Mag, Joyful Living Magazine, and (in)courage. When she is not writing, she is holding the couch down with her husband, Len, and snuggling their three mini labradoodles.
Jennifer Holmes is a Biblical Counsellor and Director of the Hope Care Centre, coming alongside churches in the mental health and relational care of their people by offering resources, seminars, and one on one care. She is also a speaker, podcaster, and writer on the topic of mental health and faith. You can find her latest book on her website, jensnewsong.com as well as her podcast and other resources. Follow her on instagram for encouragement and glimpses into her daily life @jensnewsong as she works out what it means to be a Christian living with mental illness.
More details and registration will be coming soon.
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