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Register now for Parish Health Ministry’s annual Refresh Your Soul Conference will return to the Cintas Center at Xavier University on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Registration for Refresh Your Soul opened in mid-November. Here’s what you can look forward to during this day devoted to promoting healthy living through all stages of life.

Featured Speakers

This year’s keynote speaker is Nick Buettner, a key researcher for “The Blue Zones: 9 Power Lessons for Living Longer.” Over the last 20 years, Nick Buettner has led 17 expeditions to over six continents around the world. Three of these expeditions were to Blue Zones regions—places with the longest life expectancy and where people reach age 100 more than anywhere else in the world.

At the conference, Nick will share the nine common diet and lifestyle habits—the

Power 9®—that keep people healthy past age 100. He’ll also debunk the most common myths about healthy living and aging well and offer a science-backed blueprint for the average American to live longer, better.

Other featured speakers include:

Molano2019-RYSJennifer Molano, MD, an Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurology.  She specializes in sleep medicine, Alzheimer's disease, memory disorders, and behavioral neurology. At Refresh Your Soul, during “Sleep: An Important Ingredient for Brain Health,” she will discuss the importance of sleep and its impact on brain health. She’ll also share an overview of sleep and normal changes with aging as well as a more in-depth discussion on how sleep issues can affect changes in the brain.



CAPERTON2019-RYSDave Caperton, a national speaker and author who blends laughter and research to show how living and working with intentional joy is an act of leadership, courage and a disciplined will. In his talk, “Connect, Engage and Enjoy—Little Things that Change Everything” you’ll laugh while you learn choices that lead to healthy and joyful living for all the days ahead. He’ll talk about the ways that a culture of joy drives success, unleashes creativity, strengthens health, increases engagement, super-charges learning, fosters compassionate service and disrupts stress.



Rogan2019-RYSKelly Rogan, MS, LSW, LICDC-CS, a family therapist for over 30 years in crisis intervention, private practice, and alcohol and drug treatment programs. Her passion is witnessing people realize their own self-worth by staying true to themselves and walking their path of recovery. In her talk, “When Helping Become Harmful,” Rogan will provide caregivers valuable insight into codependency, compassion fatigue , and resilience. 



VIP Speaker Luncheons


A limited number of seats are available for VIP luncheons featuring more intimate conversations from our featured speakers for an additional $30 cost. Speaker luncheon topics are: 

  • Nick Buettner: “The Blue Zones of Happiness”
  • Lauri Nandyal, MD: “Be Well: An Owner’s Manual for Whole Health”
  • Kelly Rogan: “Support vs. Enabling with Addiction”


How Refresh Your Soul Helps Parish Health Ministry

The Refresh Your Soul conference is the primary fundraiser for ERS’s Parish Health Ministry program, and 100% of the conference proceeds benefit PHM. Supported solely by donations, Parish Health Ministry helps 79 community organizations and churches from a variety of denominations throughout central and southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky improve the lives of their members and the larger community through health promotion, disease prevention, responding to crisis and emphasizing an approach to care that includes the whole person in body, mind and spirit.

The Refresh Your Soul conference has sold out with over 600 attendees each of the past two years. Registration for Refresh Your Soul opened in mid-November. Mark your calendar now for Monday, March 16, 2020, and purchase your tickets today. We look forward to spending this healthy-living day with you!



Kristin Davenport
October 25, 2019
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’s efforts to share stories that delight and inspire through social media, online content, annual reports, magazines, newsletters, public relations, and events. Kristin earned her BFA in graphic design from Wittenberg University. She joined ERS in 2014 after a 25-year career as a visual journalist and creative director with American City Business Journals. Her role at ERS has ignited her passion for making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city, and she spends time with residents as a SAIDO® Learning lead supporter. Kristin is the executive producer and co-host of the Linkage Podcast for ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex live in Lebanon, Ohio, with their two daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the President of the Lebanon Food Pantry and is a board member for ArtScape Lebanon, where she teaches painting and has an art studio, Indium Art.

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