Interfaith Dialogue for Long-Term Care Leaders

Interfaith Dialogue for Long-Term Care Leaders

  • Date: December 7th, 2023
  • Location: Zoom Meeting
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Cost: Free of Charge

The Bridge Center at Messiah University is hosting 8 educational courses for entry and mid-level Long-term care leaders. Each course will focus on a unique aspect of spirituality and will encourage Long-term care leaders in their personal journeys as well as provide tools to support their co-workers and team members. Courses can be completed as standalone events; or participants can earn a Certificate of Completion if they complete the “4 Core Courses” and 2 of the Elective Courses.

This is a core course. REGISTRATION LINK

According to the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), most Americans encounter religious diversity at work far more frequently than in other aspects of life. Leaders need to build capacity to work effectively with people who hold views different from their own. Navigating religious diversity is critical to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion yet it is an often-neglected dimension of that work. This course will focus on developing the capacity of interfaith leadership in the workplace.


Presenters: Eldon Fry, D.Min is an ordained pastor with over  fifty years of service and founder of the nonprofit Open Hands- Spiritual Direction but most importantly the primary caretaker for his wife, Ginger, of 68 years who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.  He is a mentor to many, author of three books including “Spiritual Formation: Attention Along the Way”. He values stories and how they fit in with our larger story.     

Rev. Julia Bruton-Sheppard, M.Div. is ordained as a Baptist Minister. She is the Program Facilitator for Communication and Leader Development at the Philadelphia Baptist Association where part of her work is providing spiritual direction for pastors and writing diversity curriculum on Cultural Humility. Julia’s previous career was as a hospice Registered Nurse. She recently renewed her nursing license to join the COVID vaccine effort. She is a seasoned Spiritual Director and Kairos SDT alum.