CHHSM Conference - Toward Tomorrow - Together We Learn, Together We Flourish

March 7, 2019

UCHS President and CEO, Lee Syria and UCHS Foundation President, Nancy Beard recently attended the annual gathering of the Council on Health and Human Services (CHHSM) in Chicago. The theme of the CHHSM 81st Annual Gathering is Toward Tomorrow - Together We Learn, Together We Flourish.

Highlights of this year's gathering include:

Opening Worship at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ - Worship with Rev. John Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the UCC.  This worship service also included a celebration of milestone anniversaries for UCAN and Plymouth Place.

Opening plenary, Maintaining Identity and Relationships during Times of Change - President and CEO Jim Skogsbergh and Board-Chair Elect Michele Baker Richardson, Advocate Aurora Health, Inc.-managing to maintain  faith-based identity at the core of its ministry during a series of mergers over a number of years.

Diakonal Minister Consecration:  consecrate those who are completing this year of the Nollau Leadership Institute and blessing them as CHHSM’s newest Diakonal Ministers in closing worship and Holy Communion service.