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Summit Schedule

Practicing Silence

10:00am - 11:30am

In silence, we foster the listening side of prayer. Each conversation has a speaker and listener, but we often do all the talking when with God. Distractions are diminished when in silence and we have a greater ability to listen to God. Join us to look at Jesus’ practice of silence and the ways God communicates with each of us. Expect practical suggestions on silence through contemplative prayer.

Selah Center for Spiritual Foundation

Jackie Halstead, Ph.D., LMFT, MDiv, is director of Selah Certificate in Spiritual Direction. She is a professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, has been a licensed MFT for 37 years and a Spiritual Director for 22 years. She speaks on spiritual formation at the national and international levels. Dr. Halstead takes an annual eight-day silent retreat and in 2022 completed a 30-day silent retreat.

Harmony Within: Faith, Racial Reconciliation, and Emotional Wellness

12:15pm - 1:45pm

Through spiritual practices, shared reflections, and a focus on inner peace, Linda invites participants to cultivate harmony within themselves and extend healing relationships beyond our sacred gathering space.

Scarritt Bennett Center

Linda Furtado, wife, mother, and multifaceted professional, serves as Director of Spirituality and Arts at Scarritt Bennett Center. She is passionate about fighting racism and champions prophetic justice. As Founding Director of Cross Vocational, she facilitates positive daily faith formation.

The Artist's Way

2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is a resource to help discover and recover your creative self - a spiritual path to higher creativity. This participatory session will introduce The Artist’s Way program and tools it offers to unblock your inner artist and deepen your spiritual journey.

CEH Creative

Courtney is a certified spiritual director in private practice offering individual and group spiritual direction, dreamwork, and creative & contemplative experiences and retreats. Courtney holds an M.Ed. from Belmont University and her certification in spiritual direction from The Haden Institute.



Embracing Self-Compassion: Practices to Cultivate Embodied, Self-Love

10:00am - 11:30am

Join us for this workshop that dives into the intricate world of self-love and the inner child. We'll explore the root causes behind why self-love can feel challenging and, through somatic exercises, participants will discover how to pave the way for sustainable, self-love and self-compassion.

Dani Hickman

Dani Hickman is a psychotherapist, podcaster and author. Over the last decade, she has shared her trauma and mental health expertise with individuals across the globe, helping them to connect with a deep sense of unconditional worth and self-love.

Trauma - Turns Out We All Have It!

12:15pm - 1:45pm

Join us for an informative workshop on developmental and relational trauma. We will delve into the complexities of these types of trauma and how they affect both individuals and communities. Our goal is to provide a deeper understanding of the subject and offer tools to navigate our own stories, so we can better support those around us.

Be Found Counseling

Laura Williams is one of the co-owners of Be Found Counseling, part of the core faculty at the Healing Our Core Issues Institute (HOCI) and host of Encountering You, a podcast based on the basic principles of the HOCI.
Being a counselor is not a profession or a job—it is so much more than that. It is the unique opportunity to witness the healing work of the community of people Laura comes in contact with, both with clients and fellow counselors.
HOCI’s model focuses their work around our worth as humans, how to grow the ability to have healthy boundaries with ourselves and in relationships, creating meaning out of the reality that we are human and imperfect, taking responsibility for our needs and wants, creating joy and spontaneity in our lives and learning to grow a secure attachment to ourselves and in our relationships. It is life-changing. IT WORKS.
Laura feels like many of us find ourselves in the wilderness in different parts of our lives at multiple points in our lives. What this model offers is: hope in the wilderness when we feel depressed, anxious, hopeless, helpless, angry, lonely, sad, or scared. And it offers a foundation from which you can heal from over and over again. What Laura knows is that after experiencing the transformation that happens through this work, she know longer fears the wilderness—She is ready. And is honored to jump into the wilderness with you.

Cycle Of Belonging

2:00pm - 3:30pm

People desire to belong. If this desire exists in all of us, why do we not always feel like we belong. This is not only a reality in our social lives, it also exists in our workplace. Find out how to create a culture of belonging with understanding the cycle we all go through.

Prime Dialogue

Brian's purpose is creating best in class people and organizations through words and relationship. He does this through helping create cultures of belonging, coaching leadership, and helping create strategies to start or grow a business.


Guide to Your New Beginning

10:00am - 11:30am

For this session, Tash will introduce you to New Beginnings’ nutritional philosophy and the basics behind their strength and conditioning workouts. Including: goal setting, “finding your why”, creating systems and structure, creating good habits, conquering your upper limit, etc.

The New Beginnings Center

Tash Weddle is the Co-founder and CEO of The New Beginnings Center (TNBC), a nonprofit organization established in 2011 by and for women. TNBC is on the leading edge of preventative healthcare and is a sanctuary for fostering physical strength and mental resilience.

Nourishing Your Body: A Positive Approach to Nutrition and Easy Meal Planning

12:15pm - 1:45pm

Instead of dieting and focusing on what not to eat, this nutrition presentation guides audiences towards well-being, emphasizing what to eat. Explore easy meal planning through building balanced plates and adopting mindful eating.

Allison Nutrition Consulting

Cathey is a Nashville native, a foodie, and a mom of two. She received her undergraduate degree in Dietetics and her Master’s in Environmental Sciences. Cathey is passionate about helping clients sort through the trends and social pressures to find what works for their personal health journey.

Make Movement Fun and Functional

2:00pm - 3:30pm

In this session, Jess will cover how we can move out of movement as a chore and find movement that is both fun and functional. Fitness is for all bodies. Jess will cover how to create a fitness routine that makes sense for you.

Jess Thompson

Jessica E. Thompson (Williams) is a certified wellness coach and kettlebell instructor with more than four years of experience in promoting and teaching inclusive wellness to groups throughout Middle Tennessee. She believes that fitness should be accessible, available and affordable for all bodies.

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