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Addiction & Our American Soldiers--A Special Veterans Day Webinar


Nov 11, 2021 10:48 AM

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Maj. John G. Donovan
M.Ed., C.P.R.S., U.S. Army, Ret. @Recovery Community Network
John Donovan has 40 years of sobriety and and speaks and lectures to audiences on substance use disorder and recovery. He blogs on recovery; is a certified peer recovery specialist; and serves as an advisor to St. Cloud State University’s Recovery Community. John co-founded and directs the Recovery Community Network (RCN) in St. Cloud, MN. He holds a Master of Education degree from Boston University and bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University. He is a retired combat veteran with two tours to Iraq and as Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for the Minnesota National Guard. John draws heavily on his military training, tactics and techniques to help others build recovery capitol. His is author of: “A Soldier’s Recovery Journey,” and has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Accommodation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Outstanding Military Volunteer Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, and the Minnesota Humanities Veterans Voices Award.
Timothy McMahon King
Author, Consultant, Webinar Moderator @Vagabond Consulting
Author of Addiction Nation, Timothy McMahan King is a writer, nonprofit professional, and the owner of Vagabond Strategies. He has worked as a community organizer in Chicago, a chief strategy officer with Sojourners, and as a consultant for the Center for Action and Contemplation. King's work has been published in Christianity Today, Sojourners, the Wall Street Journal and CNN. A graduate of North Park University with degrees in theology and philosophy, King lives with his wife, Hannah, in New Hampshire.
Rev. Dr. Ed Treat
Founder/Director @Center of Addiction & Faith
Ed has been in long-term recovery for 35 years. He received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Luther Seminary. From 1995-2020, he was a parish pastor, serving congregations in rural Nebraska and around the Twin Cities. Treat joined the newly-formed Fellowship of Recovering Lutheran Clergy (FRLC) in 1990. In 2001, Treat became the director of the FRLC and remains such today. In 2020, he founded The Center of Addiction & Faith, as a 501©3 nonprofit. He sits on the boards of the FRLC, the RMEC, the Center of Addiction & Faith, Minnesota Mental Health Connect, and serves on the PAC of Minnesota Recovery Connection. He is author of The Pastor, a psychological novel about a pastor who confronts a mystery surrounding the death of a member of his congregation. When he is not practicing social distance during a pandemic, he loves to plan group trips and travel. He and his wife Karen, also a Lutheran minister, have four grown children and one granddaughter.