TOny Roberts & ERic Riddle
What does healing mean to you? How can it be received and maintained? Eric Riddle and Tony Roberts have tackled this issue in an intimate way as they wrestle with mental health diagnoses. In Eric's pivotal work with the flood recovery effort, he discovered how to serve his way to sanity. Tony turned inward, writing a spiritual memoir called, Delight in Disorder: Ministry, Madness, Mission. Eric and Tony then teamed up to found a faith-based mental health support group Faithful Friends. They were then led to produce Revealing Voices, a podcast that is faith-based, peer-led, story-driven, and stigma-breaking.
Eric and Tony will discuss how God them into mental health ministry, where they find Christ's strength in their own weaknesses, and what the Holy Spirit can do when believers reach out to those with troubled minds.
Pastor Eric Trickey
Eric Trickey is senior pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Decatur, IL. Eric has experienced many difficulties in life including an ongoing battle with cancer. Eric will be sharing how God can help us in the everyday struggles of life as well as the larger issues that sometimes confront us.
Pastor Mark Teike
Mark Teike is the senior pastor at the host church, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Columbus, IN. Mark will facilitate us as teams and individuals to apply things learned at the Best Practices Conference to our home church situations. Mark will challenge us to continue to strive for excellence as we seek to serve in our roles as servant leaders.