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In the wilderness we will find the “way”. How do we transform through loss and grief to healing and hope? Grief is often experienced as a wilderness of searching for the promised life and healing. This seminar will explore the human dilemma encountered after or during loss. Whether that be death, divorce, job loss, health changes or other crises, by understanding and embracing the unwanted gift of grief we move toward transformation.

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REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.


Rev. Dr. Tim P. VanDuivendyk, DMin, MDiv, BS, LPC, LMFT, APC, ACPE 

Tim P. VanDuivendyk received his Bachelor of Science from Baylor University in 1968, Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1971, and his Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1979.

His previous roles include being adjunct faculty at Houston Baptist University School of Nursing and University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing, and Director of Chaplaincy Services and Education at Memorial Hermann Health System.

Tim’s certifications include Board Certified Chaplain (APC), Certified Supervisor (ACPE), LPC, LMFT, and Ordination: Broadway Baptist Church, 1971. He is also an author of The Unwanted Gift of Grief, and Community Clergy: Navigating the Maze of Professional Relationships.

Tim currently still practices in Individual, Marriage & Family Counseling, and he recently retired from his position as Vice President and Chaplain of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care for Memorial Hermann Health System. His hobbies include collecting first edition first print books, woodcarving, reading, traveling.

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