November 12, 2024

9 AM – 3 PM



Cost: $75/person

Lunch is included in the registration fee.

Resurrection Lutheran Church

3500 Main Street

Hilliard, OH 43026



Cost: $50/person



Please read all information below before registering by October 31, 2024.


This event is hosted by the Southern Ohio Synod Congregational Resource Team and made possible through Thrive! Campaign.

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Fr. Edward Henley

The Rev. Ed Henley began his study of Bowen family systems theory in 1987. He studied in the Postgraduate Program at the Bowen Center, 2014-2017. He is a regular presenter at the annual Faith Leadership Conference, coordinates the Faith Leadership Seminar, and is a presenter and coach in other Bowen Center programs. He joined the Bowen Center faculty in 2017.

His clergy experience includes interim service in sixteen congregations, as well as a pastorate of sixteen years (1997-2013). He is a graduate of The General Theological Seminary, New York City (1978), and New College, Sarasota, FL (1972). He continues to serve in the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida.

His understanding is that Bowen theory focuses us on our own growth (which is the hardest work of all). It can give us a way to understand how religious organizations function and how clergy can live and lead in these emotional systems.


This event is open to all Rostered Ministers (Active, On Leave from Call, Retired), Chaplains, Interns, Seminarians, and Lay Leaders in Region 6 of the ELCA.

Registration will open in Fall 2024.