Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 8:30 am – noon (Light breakfast is available beginning at 8:30 a.m.)
Registration fee: $25
Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center
100 E. 27th Street, Austin 78705
Recommended for: clergy, chaplains, lay caregivers
When someone dies, there is often not much to say to their loved ones. But is there a way to minister in the hours surrounding a death? Hospital chaplains deal with this situation daily, and in this workshop they will lead caregivers in a conversation about ministering at or near the time of death. Special attention will be given to deaths that occur in healthcare environments.
About the Presenters
Rev. Ken Ramsey, CPE Supervisor
Ken joined the Seton CPE program as a supervisor in August of 2009 after serving in a similar capacity in Houston. A native of the Texas Panhandle, he is an ordained minister who graduated (M.Div./J.D.) from the Law and Religion Program at Emory University. Ken has many years of experience in social justice and pastoral care ministries. In addition to his family and his ministry, Ken enjoys movies, sports, and acting in community theater.
Rev. Ron Lovelace, CPE Supervisor
Ron is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. He is a graduate of King College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and earned both a Masters of Theology and a Doctorate of Ministry from the Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He spent ten years as parish minister prior to his training as a Chaplain and CPE Supervisor at the University of Virginia. Since 1991, Ron has served as a CPE Supervisor in various settings including Emory University, Methodist Healthcare in Memphis, TN and the VA Medical System. Ron’s areas of interest are pastoral leadership, innovation and change, and the spirituality of systems.
Rev. Lee Ann Rathbun, CPE Supervisor
Lee Ann joined the Seton CPE program as an ACPE Supervisor in March 2012. She has served as a chaplain or CPE Supervisor in hospitals in Ft. Worth, Lubbock, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. She most recently directed a CPE program in a hospice setting for three years. She is an ordained Baptist minister. She is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Lee Ann has been a pastoral caregiver for 25 years and is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Lee Ann has served in various leadership roles in the Southwest Region of ACPE and has been on the Board of ACPE. She also serves on the Endorsement Council of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.