Faith and Mental Health
This is a podcast focused on building community among mental health professionals and faith leaders. Throughout this podcast, faith leaders will build awareness, offer equipping strategies, and promote supportive environments for all people experiencing mental health challenges.
Kelsey Newsome, LMSW
Based in the Greater Grand Rapids area
Rev. Bruce Vaandrager, MDiv
Executive director for Hope Network Pastoral Services
Ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church in North America
Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Join Jeff Elhart, Bruce and Kelsey as they reflect about the importance of mental health in the work place. How to engage critical conversations and take meaningful steps forward to intervene in critical moments for employees. ...
Join Kelsey and Bruce as they talk with Shanna Housman who serves as campus pastor for South Harbor Church based in Byron Center, Michigan and Rev. Dr. Jermine Alberty, who serves as the executive director of Pathways to Promise. Formerly Senior pastor of ...
Join Kelsey and Bruce as they discuss the spiritual implications COVID has had on our mental health. They are joined by Rev. Andy Bossardet, the Lead pastor of First Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan (former coordinator for equipping thriving congregations for the Reformed Church in America) Doctoral student in trauma-informed ...
Join hosts Kelsey and Bruce as they talk all things grief with Bob VanderPol. Bob is the Executive director for Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. ...
Ej Bast is the Dean of Gull Lake Virtual Partnership at Gull Lake Community Schools. Join, he Kelsey and Bruce as they discuss parenting through mental health particularly in the context of the pandemic. ...