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The Impact of 2020: Shepherding Grieving Congregations

The impact of 2020 on our lives, families and communities of faith has been indelible. The most lingering impact has been on the transition of life. Join us as we examine the grieving process and how we uphold our congregations mourning in the time of COVID-19.


  • April Ervin, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, CTS
  • Aimee Laramore, Philanthropic Strategist, PhD in African-American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric, CTS


  • Deb Brandt, Certified Funeral Celebrant, Growing Beyond Grief
  • Dr. Christina J. Davis, Clinical Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, CTS


  • Rev. Dr. Alexia Ellis, Executive Pastor, New Beginnings Church (CTS ’12)
  • Rev. Luis Gierbolini, Associate Pastor, Central Christian Church (CTS ’11)
  • Father Allan Wallace, Curate, St. Francis-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church (CTS ’20)
  • Rev. R. Janae Pitts-Murdock, Senior Pastor, Light of the World Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) CTS PhD Student
  • Rev. Larrin Robertson, Pastor, Word For Life Church Ministries, CTS PhD Student

Register here.


Feb 22, 2021
Christian Theological Seminary


Christian Theological Seminary
Indianapolis, IN


Christian Theological Seminary

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