Soul Repair Center Webinar

Date(s) - 02/28/2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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The Soul Repair Center offers free monthly webinars of use to religious leaders and professional caregivers supporting veterans and their families.

“ The Implications of Increasing Rates of Military Sexual Trauma for Educating and Supporting Military Chaplains”

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 1:00 pm CST

CLICK HERE to read Rev. Dr. Nancy Ramsay’s paper “Discerning Curricular and Instructional Strategies for Military Chaplains when Non-Combat Active-Duty Military Personnel are Committing Suicide at Record Levels*,”  prepared for “The Care of Souls, the Ethics of War, and the Wisdom of Sacred Communities” a Duke/Army Chaplain Corps Conference Nov. 8-10, 2022.

The Rev. Kristen J. Leslie, Ph.D. is a feminist pastoral theologian who addresses issues of survivor resilience in the aftermath of sexualized violence in the United States military, on college campuses, and in post-genocide Rwanda. An ordained United Methodist minister, she has served as a parish pastor, a college chaplain, a pastoral counselor, a rape counselor, and seminary professor. She has been a seminary professor of pastoral care and counseling for 25 years, and presently serves as the Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. She serves on the board of the Soul Repair Center. Her professional responsibilities extend into branches of the armed services. From 2003-05 she has served as a subject matter expert at the U. S. Air Force Academy, working with Chaplains to assess and improve their pastoral services. In 20014 and again in 2018 she secured Professional Development Training Curriculum (PDTC) contracts with the Navy Chaplain Corps to equip Navy, Marine and Coast Guard Chaplains and their security details on matters related to military sexualized assault (MST) and pastoral care with Millennials. During each contract year she conducted trainings on 8 CONUS and 3 OCONUS bases. Her publications include “Ma’am, Can I Talk to You? Pastoral Care to Survivors of Sexualized Violence at the United States Air Force Academy.” (Journal of Pastoral Theology, 2005) and “Betrayal by Friendly Fire: MST and Moral Injury” in War and Moral Injury: A Reader, Robert Emmet Meagher and Douglas A. Pryer, Eds (Cascade, 2018).

Rev. Dr. Nancy Ramsay, PhD, is the Director of the Soul Repair Center. Following her role as Chair of the National Advisory Board for the Center, Dr. Ramsay became the Director when Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, the founding Director moved to become Sr. VP for Volunteers of American and Direct its Shay Center which focuses on care for veterans. Dr. Ramsay is Emerita Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care at Brite where she also served as Executive Vice President and Dean from 2005-2012. Prior to her service at Brite she served as the Harrison Ray Anderson Professor of Pastoral Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dr. Ramsay has recently co-edited with Dr. Carrie Doehring,  Military Moral Injury and Spiritual Care: Resources for Religious Leaders and Professional Caregivers (Chalice, 2019).


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The webinars are co-sponsored by the Shay Center of the VOA