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Sorrows Like Sea Billows Roll: Mental Health Challenges and Our Journeys of Faith
Desert Garden United Church of Christ announces that registration is now open for the October 8th free webinar featuring the Rev. David Finnegan-Hosey, author of Christ on the Psych Ward and Grace Is a Pre-Existing Condition.

His lecture, Sorrows Like Sea Billows Roll: Mental Health Challenges and Our Journeys of Faith, will be followed by a Q and A segment. The webinar will also feature poetry by the Rev. Michelle Hargrave, who has an ongoing poetry ministry with her Centenary United Methodist Church in Mankato, Minnesota.

The webinar will begin at 10 a.m. (music starts at 9:55) AZ time and conclude by noon. Continuing education hours are available if requested upon registration.

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Oct 8, 2022 10:00 AM in Arizona

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David Finnegan-Hosey
Rev. David Finnegan-Hosey is the author of Christ on the Psych Ward and Grace is a Pre-Existing Condition: Faith, Systems, and Mental Healthcare, as well as a contributor to Belovedness: Finding God (and Self) on Campus and Everybody Belongs, Serving Together: Inclusive Church Ministry with People with Disabilities. He currently serves as the co-minister of Bon Air Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), having previously worked in a variety of campus ministry, non-profit, and congregational settings. He holds an M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary and a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. He is certified by Mental Health First Aid USA. In 2011, David was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after a series of psychiatric hospitalizations. He now speaks and writes about the intersections among mental illness, mental health, and faith. David lives in Richmond, VA with his wife Leigh, their daughter Laila, and their dog Penny Lane.
Michelle Hargrave
Rev. Michelle Hargrave has served as a United Methodist Pastor in the Minnesota Annual Conference since 1991. She currently serves as Lead Pastor of Centenary UMC, a reconciling downtown church with a daily neighborhood breakfast program and a social justice theater ministry. In 2021 she completed an MBA at Dakota Wesleyan University and serves as a coach for churches. Michelle lives with her husband, Kelly, a musician and teacher, and daughter, Liz. She enjoys writing poetry, sewing, photography and received a Lilly Clergy Renewal grant in 2012 to further study spiritual photography.