The Pathway to Belonging - Leadership Training 2023
The 2023 Leadership Training Day hosted by Miami Valley and Ohio River Valley districts will feature Rev. Dernard Newell, Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for West Ohio Conference. Workshops examine different aspects of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Keynote: The Pathway to Belonging

The words Diversity Equity and Inclusion can elicit a variety of responses, thoughts and feelings. Recently, a new word Belonging has been added to the DEI equation. Belonging is not an action it is a feeling. A feeling that you are connected to a people and or a place and or an organization for a special purpose. This Saturday we invite you to come and hear Dernard D. Newell the Director of Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging for the West Ohio Conference of the UMC share his insights about the importance of establishing “Cultures of Belonging” for the making of Disciples for the transformation of the world

Schedule for the Day

8:30      Gathering

9:00      Welcome/Worship

9:20       Keynote with Dernard Newell

10:00     Q&A

10:30     Break

10:45     Workshops 


The Invisible Becoming - Dave Mack and Jami Nathan

Ministry with Immigrants and Immigration Ministry - Scott Hicks

5 Loaves, 2 Fish, and Jesus: Community Ministry the Teacher's Method - David Meredith

Listening Circles: a tool for belonging - Karen Cook and Wendy Lybarger

Workshop with Dernard Newell





February 4th, 2023 9:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Christ UMC - Kettering
KETTERING, OH 45429-2612