Pre-Assembly Mission Leader Seminar

Pre-Assembly Mission Leader Seminar
Saturday, June 8, 2019
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Lunch available at Noon
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, Texas

CHA Member Registrant:

  • FREE with a paid Assembly registration
  • $125 Pre-Assembly Mission Leader Seminar Only

Other Registrant:

  • FREE with a paid Assembly registration
  • $250 Pre-Assembly Mission Leader Seminar Only

This is an invitation-only event. For information on how to register, email the CHA Service Center or call (800) 230-7823.

CHA's Mission Leader Seminar annually brings together mission leaders, and for 2019, formation leaders too, from across the continuum of care to gain timely insights into the topics, trends, issues and opportunities of mission integration and formation in the health ministry. Based on overwhelmingly positive feedback, CHA is again hosting it as a pre-Assembly meeting.

The 2019 Mission Leader seminar has a two-fold purpose:

  1. To detail the new comprehensive formation framework developed by members of CHA. The CHA framework will be shared, then participants will engage in dialogue on the role of those who lead formation, their own ongoing formation and competency development. Participants will grow in their awareness of the resources that are currently available and/or being developed for mission and formation leaders.
  2. To address mission as an executive position. Through a panel discussion, participants will gain insights from health care executives around the importance of well-formed, competent mission leaders, and the expectation other senior leaders have of mission leaders at the senior table. Terms such as "executive presence" and "mission executive" will be examined.

While the Mission Leader Seminar is a Saturday-only event, CHA has developed two programs on Sunday morning that may be of interest to mission and formation leaders: The Heart Of Aging Services and Community Benefit Program.


Saturday, June 8
Noon  Lunch 
1:00 p.m.
Welcome, Introductions and Opening Prayer
Brian Smith, MS, MA, M.Div.
Senior Director, Mission Innovation and Integration
Catholic Health Association
St. Louis
1:15 p.m.
Comprehensive Ministry Formation Framework
Diarmuid Rooney, M.S. Psych., MTS, D. Soc. Admin.
Senior Director, Ministry Formation
Catholic Health Association
St. Louis
2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Integration and Application
3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Executive Mission Leadership

Damond W. Boatwright, FACHE, MHA, MHS
Regional President, Hospital Operations
SSM Health of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisc.

Debra A. Canales
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Renton, Wash.

John Capasso, FACHE, MS
Executive Vice President, Continuing Care
Trinity Health
Livonia, Mich.

Christopher Karam
System Vice President Group Operations Louisiana and Southeast Texas
CHRISTUS Health Louisiana
Alexandria, La.

Rhonda Medows, MD
President, Population Health Management
CEO, Ayin Health Solutions

Providence St. Joseph Health
Renton, Wa.
5:00 p.m.
Closing Prayer and Adjourn
5:30 p.m. Joint Reception with Tomorrow's Leaders Honorees

Download the Agenda

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Certificate of Attendance

CHA will provide all participants with a Certificate of Attendance indicating hours upon submission of a Record of Attendance.

Immediately following the close of Assembly, all participants will receive an email with a link to the program evaluation survey and the Record of Attendance form. To receive an individualized Certificate of Attendance, attendees must complete and submit the Record of Attendance form to CHA.

Please note CHA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Assembly or any programs.

Participants may submit Certificates of Attendance to relevant organizations that accept proof of contact hours as credit. These include:

  • American College of Healthcare Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report qualifying CEUs using the contact hour information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site (; use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

  • NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance.

For more information regarding Certificates of Attendance, please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.

Cancellation Policy

Pre-Assembly Mission Leader Seminar
Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing (mail or email). Phone cancellations will not be accepted.

Submit all requests to CHA Service Center via email at or mail to CHA-Service Center, 4455 Woodson Road, St. Louis, MO  63134. CHA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows; however, substitutions are gladly accepted.

Cancellations received by April 1: A refund of the full registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations received by April 1, 2019.

Cancellations received between April 1 and May 17: A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received between April 1 and May 17, 2019.

No refunds will be granted for requests made after May 17, 2019.