February 14, from 9-10 am. Sticht Center, Wake Forest Medical Center

By Emily Viverette

We are launching our 2019 Clergy Educational Events with Dr. Chris Gambill, Director of the Center for Congregational Health. His topic will be “Characteristics of Healthy Congregations.”

As a Baptist pastor and consultant, he has experience with the challenges of today’s faith institutions. He will speak from this experience and share what he has learned about flourishing congregations. Chris has been with the Center for Congregational Health since its beginning in 1992 and currently directs the Center’s work. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University (B.A.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Capella University (Ph.D.). Chris received certification as an Intentional Interim Minister through the Center for Congregational Health®. He has previously been Sr. Consultant at the Center, and is a Board Certified Coach. Chris is also an ordained Baptist minister and has served previously as a pastor, interim pastor and as a campus minister at UNC-Charlotte, NC State University, and Appalachian State University. He and his wife Joy also served as student workers in Taiwan, Republic of China. He has extensive experience helping individuals and groups in managing interpersonal and intergroup conflict; developing capacity and skill in utilizing emotional intelligence; creating participative processes for strategic planning; facilitating staff team development; improving job performance; developing effective communication and dialogue processes; and providing individual and team leadership coaching.

We will meet once again in the Hubbard Learning Center on the ground floor of the Sticht Center from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, February 14.  A light breakfast will be served. 

In this winter season, thank you for the warmth of your spirit and faithful companionship of your members at our medical center. We are very aware of the healing power of your ageless compassion and Spirit. We wish that every single one of our patients felt the embrace of both science and faithful compassion. In the meantime, we are grateful to you for coming and caring.We look forward to seeing you!

Please R.S.V.P. to Karen Kimbrell at kkimbrel@wakehealth.edu