Morning Devotions, Friday November 8th 2019, 8:00am – 8:30am
Dr. Bertha Saldana De Jesus
Dr. Bertha Saldana De Jesus is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social work at Millersville University. She has 20 years of social work practice experience in the areas of Child Welfare, Behavioral Health, and Hospice. Dr. Saldana De Jesus also has served in field education as a field coordinator, Liaison and Field Instructor. Dr. Saldana De Jesus has earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Spanish from Shippensburg University, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Widener University, and Doctor of Social Work, Education and Leadership degree from Millersville University. Her research interest includes Field Education, adult and youth development, and Latino Issues. She currently serves as a board member for GATE House INC, Board Vice President of Stayinschoolcorp, and as a committee member of the Teenage Girls Empowerment Summit, Dr. Saldana De Jesus holds memberships in NASW, NACSW, CSWE, IASWG, and Social Work Network.
Saturday November 9th 2019. 8:00am – 8:30am
Jennifer Shepherd Payne
will lead the session entitled
Breaking Cycles: The Desire to be Whole
Jennifer Shepard Payne, PhD, LCSW is an Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University in the Department of Social Work. She received her doctorate from the UCLA School of Public Affairs and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience in mental health clinical practice and administration. She is the Principal Investigator of the Urban Pastor’s Project and the Clergy Depressive Counseling Survey, two studies that obtained data from pastors about their beliefs and treatment practices surrounding depression and mental health. Her research interests include developing culturally tailored community-based depression and trauma interventions and addressing minority mental health disparities.
Dr. Payne is also an Ordained Evangelist with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW). She is the Director of the Psychological and Social Resource Ministry under the umbrella of the Central California Diocese of the PAW. She is a trainer and consultant on emotional health issues. More information can be found via her private practice website at www.dtgcounseling.com
Saturday, November 9th 2019—During the Saturday Evening Banquet
Enjoy the music of
Bill is a Jazz/Blues Fusion artist.
“The only music I write is about our God, His grace, and His
As a teacher in Canada, Bill Chaulk was respected within the community and enjoying an awesome family, career and all the world offered. But… he did not have faith. Bill was shaken from his aetheist belief system on his 35th birthday when God revealed that the Holy Trinity was real… alive… and wanting more from him.
Bill left his career, sold his home and left his country to minister the grace of Jesus Christ! Currently, Bill Chaulk is the Education Coordinator and Worship Leader at the Harbor Light Center in Indianapolis where he shares his love and devotion to his Savior.
Bill’s favorite saying expresses it all: “I Be Spoiled Rotten.. and I Be Lovin’ It!”
Indiana Wesleyan University Students Worship Song Friday and Saturday 8am and 11:30 am
Renee is a social work major and community development minor. She originally got into social work because she has two adopted brothers. Now, she is hoping to do church-based social work, hopefully working with teenagers or young adults in the inner-city.
is a graduate from IWU with a BA in Psychology and Sociology. I am currently taking a gap year since I was recently married to my husband Shawn Madison. Lord willing, I plan to start graduate school next fall. Music is not only a gift but simply a passion! Praise and worship are my weapons of warfare! I’m truly honored when given opportunities to unction the people of God in communal worship. Who wouldn’t serve a magnificent God like this? He deserves our First and our BEST!!
Cosette is a senior social work and honors humanities major at Indiana Wesleyan University. She has a passion for worship and has been a part of the worship team at her church for many years. She feels blessed to have received God’s calling to worship Him not only through songs of praise but also in serving and loving “the least of these” through the social work profession.