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Annual Convention 2019

Join us at NACSW Convention 2019!

NACSW is excited to announce our 69th Annual Convention, “Empowering People, Healing Communities: Working Toward Renewal and Restoration” in Indianapolis, Indiana  from November 7th – 10th, 2019. This incredible networking and learning event will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 43219.

NACSW’s Convention 2019 will offer inspirational keynote speakers, 125+ workshops and poster sessions, preconvention institutes, as well as opportunities to network and engage in fellowship and worship together with other Christians in social work from all over North America.

In addition, convention participants are eligible to earn up to 19.5 hours of continuing education contact hours approved by the Association of Social Work Boards as well as the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work.

NACSW three+ day annual convention provides a terrific opportunity to:

LEARN from nationally recognized speakers on topics of special interest to NACSW members and friends

NETWORK with dozens of other Christians in social work/social ministry

EARN continuing education contact hours, which have become increasingly important for maintaining social work licenses, certifications, registrations and/or accreditation in many areas.

The purpose of the NACSW Annual Convention is to support and encourage the growth of social workers in the ethical integration of Christian faith and professional practice.


Meet Convention 2019 Co-Chairs


Katti Sneed

Dr. Sneed is the Director of the Social Work Program at Indiana Wesleyan University.  Her research interests and clinical practice has primarily been in the area of trauma and addictions counseling, including spirituality, self-help, burn-out among counselors, and self-disclosure in the counseling relationship. Dr. Sneed holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) from Capella University.  In addition, she has a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Indiana University, after receiving Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology from Purdue University.  Dr. Sneed is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC).


Colleen Burns Gore

Colleen Burns Gore, MSW, has been serving women, children and families in Indianapolis, Indiana for the past 25 years. In her current role as Chief Program Officer for Wheeler Mission, she leads her staff in empowering those experiencing homelessness. Colleen is married with four adult or almost adult children and is excited about welcoming other committed Christian Social Workers to her adopted Hoosier hometown this November.