Tony Del Percio, Director, Bradshaw Grief Resource Center
Tony has over 25 years’ experience working with families who have experienced the death of a loved one. Tony’s approach is to provide information and support at a time of loss. To give people the tools they will need to move forward, laugh again and find new hope. Also, the groups help people redefine a sense of identity. Positive attitude and humor is very important in his work.
Tony is one of those people who seems to be all over the place all of the time. He is the only full-time Grief Counselor working for a funeral/cremation organization in this region and is responsible for the management of the very active Bradshaw Grief Resource Center. “Each person’s support system begins to disappear about four to six weeks following a death and that’s why Jim, Jayne and Jason Bradshaw have made a considerable—and ongoing—commitment to the Bradshaw Grief Resource Center.
Fardosa was born in Somali and came to Minneapolis when she was in elementary school. She graduated from Augsburg College. In 2015 she became Augsburg’s first Miuslim student associate working in the office of campus ministry. She will share information about Islam and her personal experiences as a Muslim in today’s world.
Rev. Nancy Nord Bence from Protect MN
Gun violence is a pervasive negative influence in America today, stealing lives, devastating families, oppressing communities, and costing Minnesota over $2 billion every year. People of faith recognize that every life is precious to God, but often hesitate to engage in an issue that seems so controversial and intractable. This presentation will focus on gun violence as an array of inter-related public health problems that can be solved – and explain hos people of faith can be an important part of the solution.
Part 1 – “Theology Lite…A Brief Study on The Big Picture” The “what and why” of our Christian beliefs…a two-session briefing on our doctrine of theology.
Part 2 – “Theology Lite…A Brief Study on The Big Picture” The “what and why” of our Christian beliefs…a two-session briefing on our doctrine of theology.
Burt Johnson, lawyer for Carpenters’ Union
Burt shared ”The national debate over immigration has dominated many news, community, and dinner table discussions. But who are the undocumented workers and who is employing them? What is it like to be an undocumented worker in a dangerous industry like construction?”
Dr. Janice Nadeau
Families and the Holidays: The good, the bad and the ugly. In this presentation Dr. Janice Nadeau will draw upon her years as a marriage and family therapist to explore what goes on in the internal worlds of families at holiday time. We will examine how the holidays can bring both joy and sorrow. Emphasis will be placed on how to minimize the stress and maximize the delight.