Keynoters & Workshop Leaders
Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber
Friday Keynote: 7:15-8:30 PM
The Distance Between our Ideal Self and Our Actual Self
Saturday Workshop: 9:15-10:30 AM
What the Gospel and 12 Steps Say About the Tyranny of Perfection
Pastor Bolz-Weber, an ordained Lutheran minister (ELCA), has been a sober member of the 12-step community since December 1991. She’s the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado and internationally known for her vibrant and compelling keynotes as well as sermons. Boltz-Weber is the author of two New York Times bestselling memoirs, Pastrix; The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (2013) and Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People (2015). Learn more: www.nadiabolzweber.com
Omar Manejwala, M.D., M.B.A.
Saturday Keynote: 7:15-8:30 PM
Science, Faith and Addiction
Sunday Workshop: 9:15-10:45 AM
Why A Pill Alone Cannot Solve the Opioid Epidemic
One of the nation’s leading experts on addiction, Dr. Manejwala excels at explaining the role brain science plays in using a spiritual solution to treat addiction. Helping people understand addiction became his focus after losing one of his best friends to this disease. In addition to being a popular keynoter, Manejwala is the Chief Medical Officer at Catasys in Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s the author of Craving: Why We Can’t Seem to Get Enough (2013) and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and board certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Medical Management. Visit: www.manejwala.com
Anne Wilson Schaef, Ph.D.
Saturday Keynote: 1:45-3:00 P.M.
The Role of Healing From Addiction From The Personal To The Planetary Level
Saturday Q&A to follow this session
Dr. Schaef is an internationally-known author, speaker, consultant and seminar leader. The author of sixteen best-selling books, her New York Times bestseller, When Society Becomes an Addict (1988) made a significant contribution to understanding how addiction and co-dependence are encouraged by social systems. Schaef developed Living in Process work which focuses on recovery from the addictive process of individuals, families and societies and moves beyond to wholeness of body, mind and spirit. Visit: www.annewilsonschaef.com
The misuse of opioids, both legally prescribed and illicitly obtained, has become a public health epidemic nationally and in Minnesota. The United States uses 80% of the world’s painkillers, despite having less than 5% of the world's population.