New! POP’s 2018 Christmas Luncheon, where this lecture series is hosted, will be held on Friday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. This year’s speaker is Alan D. Valentine, M.D., Department Chair, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The Reverend Asa Hunt, III Lecture Series draws from the fields of spirituality, arts, sciences, and medicine to provide renewal and education for those who followed Jesus Christs’ commission, “I was sick and you visited me.” As a Pastor and Chaplain who deeply loved God and God’s people hallmarks of Asa’s ministry included counseling, mentoring new Pastors and motivating hundreds of volunteers and service ministries. As a consummate complement to his work, Asa and his wife Annette often counseled and taught together. Asa will always be deeply loved by his children and innumerable others whom he brought into the security of Christ’s saving grace.
The lecture series is presented during “POP Shines at Christmastime,” when we celebrate the POP Lay Ministers and the beautiful work that God does through their hours spent with patients and caregivers in the hospitals. This event is a time to celebrate the community of Prayers Of the People and the ministry that has taken place throughout the year. Churches, organizations, POP staff and board, and Lay Ministers gather to join in community and fellowship, with the opportunity to meet one another and grow closer in POP’s long-established community.
Rev. Dr. Steve Spidell, Director of Spiritual Care and Values Integration – Houston Methodist Hospital, San Jacinto
“The Hidden Strengths to Come Through Trauma”
Rev. Dr. Charles Millikan, Vice President for Spiritual Care and Values Integration – Houston Methodist Hospital
“Fill the House and Tell the Story”
Reverend Dr. David A. McKechnie