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Midwest Chaplain Network Spring Summit 2020

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Suicide Epidemic & The Chaplain’s Response

2019 saw over 225 Law Enforcement Officers and over 73 Firefighters/EMT’s take their own lives.  As we enter 2020, what can First Response Chaplains do to help eliminate this epidemic?  How can we be effective as ambassadors of God to those First Responders we serve?

Our guest speaker this year is Vanessa Kennedy, founder and CEO of Code 1 Wellness.

Vanessa began her career in the medical field at the age of 18 and work in various medical facilities.  In 2009, she attended and graduated from the Police Academy and has over 10 years experience as a Law Enforcement Officer. Since the beginning of her career, Vanessa has shown an extreme interest in the CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) training and officer wellness.  That interest propelled her to found Code 1 Wellness in 2018.

Vanessa states, “As a member of Code 1 Wellness, it will be my privilege to stay at the cutting endge of mental health, in both terms of wellness and in support of our public servants.”



0900-0915 – Welcome and Admin – Kevin Hardy, Executive Director, MWCN
0915-1030 – Vanessa Kennedy
1030-1100 – Forum/Small Group Discussion
1100-1130 – Q&A with Vanessa and Group Discussion Recap

1130-1230 – Lunch

1230-1300 – Community & Networking
1300-1430 – Roundtable Strategy Session
1430-1500 – Ministry, Wrap Up, Closing


Questions can be directed to kevin@mwcn.online


Faith & Grace Fellowship
12708 South US 71 Highway, Grandview, MO 64030
Grandview, MO 64030 US
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