The West Ohio Conference Clergy Day Apart will be held virtually on Thursday, January 28 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Dr. Vergel Lattimore III, President and Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Counseling, Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina will be the keynote speaker. His focus will be Life Stress and Care Beyond Ordinary Pain & Relational Loss. The event is for West Ohio Conference Clergy and is free but registration is required. Registration ends at 5:00 pm on January 26. An email will be sent out to all registrants on Wednesday, January 27 with information on how to connect via Zoom Webinar.
Lattimore is Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Care and Counseling and former Director of the M.A. in Counseling Ministries, Methodist Theological School in Ohio (1990-2012). He served as Director of Counseling, Addiction and Psychological Services (CAPS), Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc. (1988-90). He also worked as a Core Staff Pastoral Counselor/Area Coordinator, Onondaga Pastoral Counseling Center (1983-88), Syracuse, NY. He was Assistant Dean, Office of Minority Affairs, Duke University (1977-79).
He is an ordained an Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. In the Air National Guard (ANG), he served as Assistant to the Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC (2003-2005). He was the first African-American chaplain to attain the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force and the ANG. Lattimore is a native of Charlotte, NC. He is married to Joy Renee and they have three adult children.