Collaborative Hope: Institutional and Individual Visions

Date(s) - 02/23/2019
9:00 am - 1:45 pm

Northway Christian Church


Collaborative Hope: Institutional and Individual Visions
Saturday, February 23, 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Northway Christian Church, Dallas
Joretta Marshall, Executive Vice President and Dean and Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care, Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, TX

The quality and depth of our relationships with God, with one another, with ourselves and with the institutions of which we are a part point to the qualities of hope that can sustain and nurture us in hard times. Yet, it is not only the relationships around us that are important, but the way in which we join the actual experiences of hope-less-ness can also become life-giving and life-changing. This workshop will wrestle with understandings of hope, particularly as hope is embodied in our individual and institutional lives.

Joretta Marshall serves as Executive Vice President and Dean and as Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Brite Divinity School. Prior to joining the faculty at Brite, she taught at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Iliff School of Theology, and Eden Seminary, where she was also Academic Dean. Dr. Marshall has served as one of the Co-Editors for the Journal of Pastoral Theology, a publication supported by the Society for Pastoral Theology, and is currently on the editorial board for Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. She is the author of Counseling Lesbian Partners and Why Should I Forgive?, is the co-editor of Forgiveness and Abuse: Jewish and Christian Reflections (with Marie Fortune), and The Formation of Pastoral Counselors: Challenges and Opportunities (with Duane Bidwell), along with a number of articles in professional and church-related journals. She is a past President of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She is ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church and holds membership in the Rocky Mountain Conference.