Annual Faith Leaders Breakfast

At the Second Annual Faith Leaders Breakfast Reverend Carrie Nettles from the Julie Valentine Center will join us to share her expertise on the spiritual impact of trauma on children. Our time together will also include a live panel of experts answering questions about becoming a trauma-informed community. A hot southern breakfast will be served!

The panel will include:

Dana Powell, M.Ed., Workforce Development Coordinator at South Carolina Children’s Trust

Jill Ewell, Crisis Public Safety Chaplain and Grief Support at Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy

Millicent Fowler, DCAC Clinical Director, Therapist, and Forensic Interviewer

Roger Acton, Faith Based and Victim Services Project Director at South Carolina Victim Assistance Network

Rev. Carrie Nettles, Chaplain and Specialized Victim Advocate at Julie Valentine Center

Sydney Conrad, 8 years experience as Director of Education and Training at My Sister’s House and cofounder of the Tri-County Faith-Based Task Force

Questions for the panel will be taken live, but we are also providing you the opportunity to ask questions you may have now through this form:

Save the Date:

Date: Tuesday, November 14th 
Time: 8:30am-11:00am
Location: Faith Church Summerville 
337 Farmington Road Summerville, SC 29486

Meet our Keynote Speaker

Reverend Carrie Nettles, MDiv, VSP

Carrie Walker Nettles earned a BA in Sociology from Clemson University and an M.Div. from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Carrie has worked with the children’s ministries of several churches and as a child advocate with the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center in Charleston, SC. She traveled to General Theological Seminary to study with Jerome Berryman, creator of Godly Play, developing a theology of the child. She completed her clinical pastoral education residency with the Spiritual Care department at Greenville Memorial Hospital where she worked across many units with a focus on the pediatric hospital and the pediatric mental health units. She has entered the board certification process with the APC. She is a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains and the Pediatric Chaplains Network and has been endorsed to chaplaincy by the Alliance of Baptists. In January of 2017, Carrie became the first staff chaplain serving a Child Advocacy Center in the United States. She has presented numerous times to nationwide gatherings of child protection professionals on the spiritual needs of the child and to clergy gatherings on child protection, trauma-sensitive pastoral care, and the insidious nature of religious predators. Together she and her spouse, Mason, parent two children (10 and 16) and herd a bunch of sheep.

Intended audience:

We are only asking ministry leaders to be present at this event. If you are interested in follow up training for your staff, congregants, or youth please let us know and we will happily meet your needs.

For additional information contact Brooke Anderson  at or (843) 875-1551