Training and Event Dates:

2019 community wellness advocate (CWA) Trainings:

Chicago, IL - Thurs. November 7, 2019 @ 5:00 PM – Sat. November 9, 2019 @ 2:30 PM (Teen & Parent Track Option). This training is close to capacity, please contact Edith at Edith@livingcompass.org for registration information.

2019 wellness EVENTS:

Vienna, VA - Sat. October 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2020 community wellness advocate (CWA) Trainings:

Chicago, IL - Thurs. February 13, 2020 @ 5:00 PM – Sat. February 15, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

Chicago, IL - Thurs. June 25, 2020 @ 5:00 PM – Sat. June 27, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

Chicago, IL - Thurs. October 1, 2020 @ 5:00 PM – Sat. October 3, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

2020 living well, leading well EVENTS:

Chicago, IL - Mon. May 11, 2020 - Wed. May 13, 2020 (Times To Be Determined)

2021 living well, leading well EVENTS:

Chicago, IL - May (Dates & Times To Be Determined)

See Below For additional information concerning each training/event



Wellness FAIR EVENT OFFERED by the Episcopal Churches of Northern Fairfax County, VA

Vienna, VA - Sat. October 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

First Annual Wellness Fair, Offered by the North Fairfax Region in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, Saturday, October 26, 2019. Hosted by Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Vienna, VA.

Scott Stoner will be offering a plenary session on the Living Compass Model for Well-Being and how it can be used as a model for individuals and congregations to promote wellness. Throughout the day there will be numerous breakout sessions on various wellness topics, including centering prayer, financial wellness, improv comedy, yoga, art, and more.  Holly Hughes Stoner will be offering a session on teen and parent wellness. Friday evening, October 25th, there will be an additional offering for lay and clergy leaders who want to learn more about how Living Compass resources can be used to start or expand a wellness ministry. 

Scott will also be preaching at Holy Comforter Church on Sunday, October 27th.  

If you are interested in registering, please email Scott Stoner at scott@livingcompass.org


CWA Training at The Nicholas Center

(Teen & Parent Track OpTION)

Chicago, IL - Thurs. November 7, 2019 @ 5:00 PM – Sat. November 9, 2019 @ 2:30 PM

This training covers everything in a traditional CWA training, and also includes a special track for those who want to focus more specifically on reaching teens and parents.

In our Community Wellness Advocate (CWA) trainings, participants learn how to enhance their community's vitality by beginning or expanding a wellness ministry. They learn how to use Living Compass tools for teens, parents, adults and families to connect with their surrounding community. These trainings are for people committed to integrating faith and wellness in their own lives and helping others to do the same. Lay and clergy leaders are all welcome to attend. Communities are encouraged to send several people to be trained together whenever possible. 

The total cost of the training including lodging (single private room and bathroom) at the Nicholas Center, meals and materials is $300. Once your application is confirmed and accepted you will receive an invoice by email and may pay by check or credit card. You may also apply for a scholarship. Please contact Edith if you have any questions about payment or scholarships or any other concerns at Edith@livingcompass.org.


CWA Training at The Nicholas Center

Chicago, IL - Thurs. February 13, 2020 @ 5:00 PM – Sat. February 15, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

In our Community Wellness Advocate (CWA) trainings, participants learn how to enhance their community's vitality by beginning or expanding a wellness ministry. They learn how to use Living Compass tools for teens, parents, adults and families to connect with their surrounding community. These trainings are for people committed to integrating faith and wellness in their own lives and helping others to do the same. Lay and clergy leaders are all welcome to attend. Communities are encouraged to send several people to be trained together whenever possible. 

The total cost of the training including lodging (single private room and bathroom) at the Nicholas Center, meals and materials is $300. Once your application is confirmed and accepted you will receive an invoice by email and may pay by check or credit card. You may also apply for a scholarship. Please contact Edith if you have any questions about payment or scholarships or any other concerns at Edith@livingcompass.org.


CWA Training at The Nicholas Center

Chicago, IL - Thurs. June 25, 2020 @ 5:00 PM – Sat. June 27, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

In our Community Wellness Advocate (CWA) trainings, participants learn how to enhance their community's vitality by beginning or expanding a wellness ministry. They learn how to use Living Compass tools for teens, parents, adults and families to connect with their surrounding community. These trainings are for people committed to integrating faith and wellness in their own lives and helping others to do the same. Lay and clergy leaders are all welcome to attend. Communities are encouraged to send several people to be trained together whenever possible. 

The total cost of the training including lodging (single private room and bathroom) at the Nicholas Center, meals and materials is $300. Once your application is confirmed and accepted you will receive an invoice by email and may pay by check or credit card. You may also apply for a scholarship. Please contact Edith if you have any questions about payment or scholarships or any other concerns at Edith@livingcompass.org.


CWA Training at The Nicholas Center

Chicago, IL - Thurs. October 1, 2020 @ 5:00 PM – Sat. October 3, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

In our Community Wellness Advocate (CWA) trainings, participants learn how to enhance their community's vitality by beginning or expanding a wellness ministry. They learn how to use Living Compass tools for teens, parents, adults and families to connect with their surrounding community. These trainings are for people committed to integrating faith and wellness in their own lives and helping others to do the same. Lay and clergy leaders are all welcome to attend. Communities are encouraged to send several people to be trained together whenever possible. 

The total cost of the training including lodging (single private room and bathroom) at the Nicholas Center, meals and materials is $300. Once your application is confirmed and accepted you will receive an invoice by email and may pay by check or credit card. You may also apply for a scholarship. Please contact Edith if you have any questions about payment or scholarships or any other concerns at Edith@livingcompass.org.


Living well, leading well at The Nicholas Center

Chicago, IL - mon. may 11, 2020 – wed. may 13, 2020 (times to be determined)

Living Well, Leading Well is a cohort-based initiative for Episcopal and Lutheran (ELCA) clergy leaders focused on the intersection of personal and organizational wellness. Ideal candidates will be in their first five years of ministry and can commit to a three-day intensive training at the Nicholas Center in May of 2020 and again in May of 2021. Cohort members will also participate in monthly remote groups, using the cohort as the teacher by inviting case materials from individuals’ ministry contexts into our leadership conversations. Cohort members will have the opportunity to explore these topics and others: budgets, personal wellness and rest, supervising staff, leading meetings, emotional wellness at work, and stewardship.

A hybrid in-person/remote group training can address the scarcity of time and money for many clergy. We expect that an intentional leadership group that can grow in trust, intimacy, and vulnerability over time will be the best place in which we can support overburdened clergy, both professionally, to live and lead well.

TO APPLY: Send a resume and 500 words about your leadership interests and what you hope to gain from an experience like Living Well, Leading Well to ian@stmarksmilwaukee.org.


Living well, leading well at The Nicholas Center

Chicago, IL - may 2021 (times & Dates to be determined)

Living Well, Leading Well is a cohort-based initiative for Episcopal and Lutheran (ELCA) clergy leaders focused on the intersection of personal and organizational wellness. Ideal candidates will be in their first five years of ministry and can commit to a three-day intensive training at the Nicholas Center in May of 2020 and again in May of 2021. Cohort members will also participate in monthly remote groups, using the cohort as the teacher by inviting case materials from individuals’ ministry contexts into our leadership conversations. Cohort members will have the opportunity to explore these topics and others: budgets, personal wellness and rest, supervising staff, leading meetings, emotional wellness at work, and stewardship.

A hybrid in-person/remote group training can address the scarcity of time and money for many clergy. We expect that an intentional leadership group that can grow in trust, intimacy, and vulnerability over time will be the best place in which we can support overburdened clergy, both professionally, to live and lead well.

TO APPLY: Send a resume and 500 words about your leadership interests and what you hope to gain from an experience like Living Well, Leading Well to ian@stmarksmilwaukee.org.