Book of Life Conference 2018

UTC University Center, 8:15am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, March 21st
Individual Registration:  $25.00
(Includes conference, parking & lunch.) 


8:15 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am Keynote Address:  Dr. Tony Campolo 

For 40 years, Dr. Tony Campolo led the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization which he founded to create and support programs serving needy communities. More recently, Dr. Campolo has provided leadership for the progressive Christian movement, Red Letter Christians, as well as for the Campolo Center for Ministry which provides support to those the church has called to full-time ministry. He has written more than 35 books and can be found blogging regularly on tonycampolo.org and redletterchristians.org. Tony and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia and have two children and four grandchildren.

10:00 am Book Signing & Break

10:30 am Losing a Spouse:  The Reverend Louisa T. Parsons

11:00 am Ethics at the End of Life:  Chaplain Matthew Miller

11:45 am Luncheon & Panel Topics:  Moderator- Dr.Greg Phelps, Hospice of Chattanooga 
Ministry to the Homeless:  Sherry Campbell, MSW
Advance Care Planning:  Mary Kay Hiatt, MSW
Spiritual Malpractice:  Chaplain Betsy Kammerdiener

1:15 pm Break

1:30 pm Keynote Address:  Bishop Simon Gordon

The Rev. Bishop Simon Gordon has led the congregation of Triedstone Full Gospel Baptist Church in Chicago through a period of great spiritual, numerical and financial growth for over 28 years.  Gordon says he is simply following his personal mission statement, in which he asks God to be part of all that he does, including “positively influencing everyone I meet” and “teaching my children how to do the same for the generation that follows.”  His development toward ministry began in his teen years with the formation of Youth in Action, a musical ministry that got kids off the street and into church and is still going strong.
2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Palliative Care 101:  Dr. Greg Phelps, Medical Director, Hospice of Chattanooga

3:30 pm Helping Families Let Go:  Chaplain Christy Bonner & Chaplain Keith Munford

4:15 pm Closing Remarks



Book of Life 2018 Conference Committee
Greg Phelps MD, Chair 
Meg Beene, Sherry Campbell, James Ellis, Katherlyn Geter
Criss Grant, Mary Kay Hiatt, Gina Hooker, Dr. Ternae T. Jordan
Betsy Kammerdiener, Christin McWhorter, Matthew Miller
Keith Munford, Lou Parsons, Tommy Preston