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Faith Community Nurses make home visits
and offer counseling and friendship.

Due to overwhelming response and support, we are now sold out!

However, you can still register to be on our waiting list!

Register now to sign up for our waiting list and you’ll be notified automatically by our system when a position becomes available. You’ll have 24 hours to respond to the request to confirm your attendance.


Saturday, March 1, 2014
7:45 AM – 12:30 PM

The Community of the Good Shepherd
8815 E. Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Eben Alexander, will share the personal story of his illness, his journey while in a coma, and his profound life-changing revelation about the nature of consciousness and existence. Dr. Alexander’s story offers a crucial key to the understanding of reality and human consciousness. It will have a major effect on how we view spirituality, the soul and the nonmaterial realm. He believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

The Power of Healing

Dr. Richard P. Johnson teaches that healing is best achieved when body, mind and spirit are addressed as a whole, merging personal, psychological, and spiritual care. He explains the six functions of the personality and how they dynamically work together; the unique motivating forces that “power” each of the six functions, and how to use them in patient care; how a person’s “shadows” and “compulsions” can be threatening blocks to long-term healing; the difference between sickness and illness, and between curing and healing, and how to best use this information to assist patients in their own healing process.

Conference Schedule

7:45 – 8:45 a.m. Registration, Exhibitors, Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Proof of Heaven – A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, Dr. Eben Alexander

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Dr. Alexander – Q&A

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Exhibitors and book signing with Dr. Alexander

10:45 – 12:15 p.m. The Power of Healing, Dr. Richard Johnson

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Evaluations and closing

About the Speakers

Keynote Eben Alexander, MD

Dr. Eben Alexander is an academic neurosurgeon and author of Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, an international bestseller that has spent more than a year atop the New York Times non-fiction list. Dr. Alexander has taught at several medical schools, including Harvard, and has authored or co-authored over 150 chapters and papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. A pioneering scientist and thought leader in consciousness studies, Dr. Alexander has been a guest on Dr. Oz, Oprah, and many other national and international media programs.



Richard P. Johnson, Ph.D., SSHC

Dr. Johnson is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in Healing and Medical Behavioral Sciences. He was Director of Behavioral Sciences in a large teaching medical center for 15 years. His fresh ideas and enthusiasm for the spiritual aspects of adult development and healing have inspired scores of maturing adults to follow their hearts and live more abundant lives. Dr. Johnson is founder of the Spiritual Strengths Healing Institute in St. Louis, Missouri.

I have learned through my clinical experience that God endows each person with special, unique, and personal strengths.”
Richard Johnson, PhD

For conference brochure, click here.

About The Conference

Refresh Your Soul is an annual educational conference created to serve those involved in faith community nursing & health ministry, other health professionals and the general public interested in holistic health.  Contact hours can be earned by attending this event (see below for more details). In addition, Parish Health Ministry holds this event as a fundraiser to help meet the long-term goal of becoming a self-supporting entity. 100% of the proceeds from this conference benefit Episcopal Retirement Homes’ Parish Health Ministry.

Since 1951, Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults through innovative, quality living environments and in-home and community-based services delivered by experienced and compassionate professionals.

Parish Health Ministry, a program of Episcopal Retirement Homes, assists congregations of all denominations throughout Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Southeastern Ohio develop or enhance their own parish nurse/health ministry. The ministry was founded in 1998 and currently serves 75 congregations across southern Ohio.

Contact Hours

Nursing – 3.0 hours
This offering has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the OBN Approver Unit at Upper Valley Medical Center OBN-005-092.

Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist
The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board has approved 2.0 clock hours of professional continuing education.


General Admission, Early Bird Discount (before Feb. 1st) – $49
General Admission with Contact Hours, Early Bird Discount (before Feb. 1st) – $69

General Admission (on and after February 1st) – $59
General Admission with Contact Hours (on and after February 1st) – $79

PRIOR TO REGISTRATION -Please have the following information available to register for each individual: name, address, email address, and phone number.

You can still register now to be on the waiting list.

For conference brochure, click here.

Hotel Information

Overnight accommodations are available at local hotels. Discounted room rate of $82 plus tax per night available for this event at the nearby Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blue Ash by calling (513)793-4500. Be sure to mention Refresh Your Soul when registering. You can learn more about the hotel and book your room by clicking here.

Refunds & Cancellations

Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations after Wednesday, February 12. 2014 and no registrations will be accepted at the door.

If you need assistance or further information, please contact Rebecca Schroer at rschroer@erhinc.com or by phone at (513) 272-5555 extension 4285.