Spiritual Healing Retreat
Retreat • May 14 • 10am-4pm
Preparatory Zoom Class • May 5 &12 • 6:30-8:30pm
Has the pandemic left you feeling like something’s askew? Are you longing for peace and healing in your life? Meet with Dr. Albert Hernandez and Rev. Allison Salvino for this day long retreat exploring our spiritual connections with God and one another. We’ll feel like cups getting filled with God’s love and care until we also share it with others. We’ll engage in prayer and learn how to experience our own healing. We’ll learn how to pray with a mind focused on Philippians 4:8, and from a heart that produces the fruits of understanding & forgiveness. Importantly, participants will practice setting aside ourselves to offer judgment-free healing prayer.
Delicious Lunch will be provided for an optional donation. Suggested book: Healing by Francis Macnutt.
Dr. Albert Hernandez
Dr. Albert Hernández is associate professor of history at the Iliff School of Theology and Core-Faculty in the Joint PhD Program in Religion with the University of Denver. He teaches and writes about the history of Christianity and spiritual healing, the history of medicine and pandemics, and about trauma and resilience following historical catastrophes from ancient to modern times. He also specializes in practices and traditions of contemplative spirituality with a focus on the Holy Spirit, Pentecost and Christian mysticism. From 2008 to 2017 Prof. Hernández served Iliff in different administrative roles, including associate dean, senior vice president and faculty dean, interim president/CEO, and as the co-dean of the Joint PhD Program. His publications include Subversive Fire: The Untold Story of Pentecost (2010), and the theological bestseller: The Quest for the Historical Satan (2011).
Rev. Allison Salvino
Rev. Allison Salvino is a board certified chaplain with a mental health specialization and is working on specializations in women’s health. Chaplain Allison has worked in private medical centers, a detention center, civilian and criminal psychiatric facilities, and as a chaplain for the Veterans Health Administration. She provides individual spiritual counseling and leads groups on intimate partner violence, sexual trauma, moral injury, and other groups aimed at helping people achieve life goals from a spiritual perspective. Before her call to chaplaincy, she founded a ministry helping church leaders develop strong and safe prayer ministries. Chaplain Allison is a doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Integrative Chaplaincy, specifically focused on the integration of psychology and spirituality in clinical care.
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