Events & Programs


The Center For Chaplaincy at Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, North Carolina, presents via online gatherings:

“Keeping It Real: Mental Health In the Church and Community During the Season of Pandemic and Beyond”

August 25: “Black Lives Matter”

Please Click HERE for Registration Information for the August 25th "Black Lives Matter" online gathering.

Facilitators: Rev. Nathanial “Lenny” Burrison, Staff Chaplain for Transitional Care at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Rev. Anthony Smith, Pastor, Mission House, Salisbury, North Carolina and Justice Advocate/Demonstrator

September 29: “Trauma and COVID-19”

Facilitators: Rev. Dr. Swindell Edwards, North Carolina Department of Public Safety – Adult Corrections, Prisons, Chaplaincy Services

Rev. Terry O. Feaster, Hospice Chaplain

October 27: “The Role of the Church In Improving Mental Illness in the African American Community”

Facilitator: Victor Armstrong, MSW, Director, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services

November 17: “Complicated Grief in the Aftermath of Suicide”

Facilitator: Rev. Maureen Palmer, Certified Chaplain, Corporate Chaplains of America

December 15: “Holiday Grief and Anxiety - The Dark Night of the Soul”

Facilitator: Rev. Bettyanna Bremer, BCC, Certified Educator, Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Director of Spiritual Care and Education (ACPE), Atrium Health Behavioral Health Davidson

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Each didactic will conclude with a brief mindfulness moment led by Rev. Emily Viverette, Certified Educator with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) and Director of FaithHealth Chaplaincy and Education at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

1 CEU will be offered for each didactic.

Cost: $10 per session.

The event is being hosted online via Zoom. Registration information will be sent out soon.

We look forward to your participation in these informative “real talk” didactics to foster personal refection, assistance, and forward engagement in an ever-evolving world.

For more information, please contact:

Rev. Dr. Karen L. Owens, Director,
Center For Chaplaincy, Hood Theological Seminary

Scenes from Chaplain Education Day on November 13, 2019: