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Chaplains gather, learn at Global Leadership Summit

For the first time, chaplains from across our PMMA communities gathered together in August for learning, and team-building.

The chaplains came to Wichita to participate in the Global Leadership Summit, a worldwide event simulcast out of Chicago, that focused not only on leadership but on personal growth as well.

“The variety of teachers used the accomplishments in their lives to inspire and motivate each of us to continue to develop in our own lives,” said Wichita Presbyterian Manor Chaplain Greg Spring. “Together our chaplains learned, were inspired and motivated."

Lawrence Presbyterian Manor Chaplain Rev. Dinah Dutta agrees. “I was reassured, and uplifted by the talks, and blessed to meet the other chaplains,” she said.

The chaplains did spend some time away from the summit for meals and a group activity. PMMA CEO Bruce Shogren joined the chaplains, offering uplifting words about the importance of the chaplains’ work in each of our PMMA communities, which underscores service guided by Christian values.

Rev. Dutta appreciated how the chaplains encouraged each other “to love one another, respect, and be part of our mission.”

The chaplains left the conference with a lot to think about and plenty of ideas to take back to their communities.

“I took pages of notes that I will be reviewing and applying where needed,” said Chaplain Spring, sharing that he already has plenty of thoughts to share with the rest of the leadership team at Wichita Presbyterian Manor during the devotional at their daily meeting.

“Leadership is about building relationships,” said Rev. Dutta as she recapped what she took away from the summit. “Caring for residents or employees, and treating them as a family is the key to leadership.”

The chaplains say they were grateful for the opportunity to keep growing.

“On behalf of all our Chaplains, I would like to thank PMMA for investing in our lives and careers by making the Global Leadership Summit a Networking opportunity,” said Chaplain Spring.

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