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Inspiring Vocational Passion

Inspiring Vocational Passion will focus on assisting professionals and organizations in maintaining their passions and energy in the helping professions. In 2011, the Institute for Strong Families was established with the mission of partnering with professionals and organizations who are working toward strengthening families. The goal of this year's conference will be to help healthcare practitioners rejuvenate the passions that first brought them into their respective careers. The Institute for Strong Families believes that when a person is ardently devoted to the mission of their vocation they are able to sustain the stresses that come with their job.

It is our hope that, by exploring topics related to vocational passion, we will be able to make a difference for both individuals and the community. Inspiring vocational passion can include topics such as recognizing the need for self-care in fending off burnout, incorporating knowledge of emotional intelligence, seeking out ways to approach vocational ministry, and much more.

Our speakers will provide beneficial and practical approaches to sustaining the energy and passion that one must maintain in order to help our community prosper.

2013 Schedule of Events


11:00-11:30 – Chapel (LCU President Tim Perrin)


11:45-12:45 – Late Registration/Networking with Organizations

1:00-1:45 – Welcome and General Session by Mark Sneed, Ph.D. - “Vocation and Grace: Messages from the Book of Jonah” 


Breakout Sessions:


  • Bozeman Room: Kathy Crockett, Ph.D. – “How to Sustain your Energy as You Pursue your Passion” 
  • Betty Hancock Parlor: Cindy Ford, Ph.D., RN, CNE & Jill Fuller, Ph.D., LMSW – “Being Blessed and Blessing Others by Sharing Your Passion” 
  • Baker Conference Center: Michael Hardin, Ph.D. – “Personality and Vocation: Growing Your Emotional Intelligence”
  • Cardwell Lecture Hall: Chris Hennington, Ph.D., LPC & Shauna Frisbie, Ed.D., LPC – “Confidentiality and Keeping Family Secrets” 


  • Bozeman Room: Patty Freier, MSN, RN-BC, RCIS - "Balancing the Laugh Track!"
  • Betty Hancock Parlor: LaLani Carter, M.A., LPC & Cheryl Presley – “Utilizing Interns and Volunteers” 
  • Baker Conference Center: Alan Korinek, Ph.D., MFT – “Recognizing Burnout and Coping Effectively”
  • Cardwell Lecture Hall: Beth Robinson, Ed.D., LPC – “Ethics for Working with Children and Adolescents”


  • Bozeman Room: Tony Parnell, LCSW, ACSW, LCPA, CHT – “Relax and Renew: Recharging Your Passion” 
  • Betty Hancock Parlor: Cayce Kaufman – “Let Your Actions Match your Passion”
  • Baker Conference Center: Tonya Bonner, M.Ed., LPC & Ronda Eade, Ph.D., LPC – “Caught in the Crosshairs: Counselor in the Courtroom” 
  • Cardwell Lecture Hall: Andy Young, Ed.D., NCC, LPC – “Finding Your Vocational Passion”
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2013