This fifth and final webinar of the 2020 Convocation and Pastors' School at Duke Divinity School, titled "Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 and Racial Divisions," will be led by the Rev. Regina Graham, associate director of the Office of Black Church Studies, and Warren Kinghorn, co-director of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative and a staff psychiatrist at the Durham VA Medical Center.
This year due to the pandemic, the annual Convocation & Pastors’ School will consist of five, one-hour webinars free of charge and designed for Christian leaders of all traditions. These webinars will be led by Duke Divinity School faculty and staff on the theme of "Christian Leadership in Turbulent Times."
Graham's diverse experience of 25 years runs the gamut from sports marketing and business development to pastoral ministry and chaplaincy. In her current role, she provides direction in program management, pastoral ministry, pastoral care, mentoring, and academic student support. Graham is an ordained minister with the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc. and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University, a Master in Business degree from Fordham University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree from Loyola University Chicago.
Kinghorn, whose work centers on the role of religious communities in caring for persons with mental health problems and on ways in which Christians engage practices of modern health care, is jointly appointed within Duke Divinity School and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Duke University Medical Center. He has written on the moral and theological dimensions of combat trauma and moral injury, on the moral and political context of psychiatric diagnosis, and on the way that St. Thomas Aquinas’ image of the human as wayfarer might inform contemporary practices of ministry and mental health care.
Convocation and Pastors' School is a cooperative endeavor with the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church, The Duke Endowment, and Duke Divinity School.
Registration has closed for this event due to reaching capacity.