Number of weeks: 6
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
Caregivers are: pastors, parents of those with disabilities, spouses, teens/ adults caring for parents and siblings, nurses, doctors, etc.
A Caregiver is also a patient advocate. Through this course we will be looking at the storms of life and how we as pastors and/or lay members who do visitations can support Caregivers. During the course, we will developing a program that can provide a support group for Caregivers in our local communities.
Caregivers are all around us. How can we be there for them? How can we provide spiritual support for them?
You’ll need copies of the following books for this class:
- In Sickness and In Health: Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s, by William M. Grubbs
- Scared Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation, by Ruth Haley Barton
This course will run for 6 weeks and is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Harriet Wilkin serves as a Local Pastor in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business of Science in Administration/ Management, and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Critical Communications. Harriet graduated in 2015 with her Master of Divinity degree from Claremont School of Theology.
Harriet has been in ministry in faith communities for nearly 20 years, which includes being involved with children, youth, young adults, adults and those with disabilities. She has also been a caregiver for both her mom and her husband. As a pastor, she offers caregiver support to the community she serves.
Harriet’s website is: https://hwilkin.wixsite.com/hwministries