BTh, CCFP, CPHSA
Tim Neubauer is the founder of Rethinklife Canada, a consulting organization that focuses on crisis management, disaster recovery and community resilience.
He has spent over 25 years in the social profit sector working in the areas of community development, chaplaincy, and social work. Now he travels throughout Canada teaching psycho-social capacity building workshops on Compassion Fatigue, Psychological First Aid and Disaster Recovery.
Tim is also currently employed with the Canadian Mental Health Association-Alberta Division. He oversees the provincial training development in the area of workplace wellness and is part of a team providing training to help 150 communities create projects that will promote Mental Health over the next three years.
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Recognizing that the topic of trauma may itself be traumatic for some participants, ICHM has arranged for three support people to be on hand. They will be available to provide confidential support or just to listen.
Dr. Brian Chartier
Dr. Chartier completed a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Saskatchewan in 1985. He was an Associate Professor of Psychology at St. Thomas More College, where he taught from 1981 until 2018.
He is a registered doctoral psychologist who specializes in counselling bereaved people and has facilitated grief ministry workshops in numerous parishes in the Diocese of Saskatoon.
He has published articles in Illness, Crisis and Loss; Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, and the International Journal of Indigenous Health. He has also presented papers regarding coping with death at the annual meetings of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association for Death Education and Counseling.
He is a member of St. John Bosco Parish.
Rev. Marilyn Fowlie-Neufeld
Rev. Fowlie-Neufeld earned a Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary Saskatoon in 1986. She is currently the Pastor at Augustana Lutheran Church (ELCIC/ACC) in Saskatoon.
Laura Van Loon, RN, PHN, PANC©
After many years of working in urban, rural and northern communities in various provinces and out-of-country, Laura felt called to the Parish Nurse Ministry in 2011. She completed the InterChurch Health Ministry practicums and curriculum while working as a Parish Nurse candidate at her home church, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Saskatoon, where she continues to work 40 hours per month.
“The big thing we’re doing is bringing spiritual health back into the medical and nursing role,” she says. “With advances in science, that part can be forgotten, but at a time of death, sorrow, or hardship, people need and want to come back to the spiritual factor. We’re bringing health of spirit to those in need, while promoting wellness of mind, body and spirit.”
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