Symposium, ‘Strengthening Marriage and Families’ slated for Nov. 12 in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE — Join Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Fort Wayne Stake President Ferril Sorenson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and many other speakers from both religious organizations for a day-long joint symposium reflecting on many practical ways to foster love, life and joy in a Christ-filled home. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bishop Luers High School, 333 East Paulding Road, Fort Wayne.

Marriage has been part of every human culture and society, and for followers of Jesus Christ, is an earthly reflection of God’s eternal, covenantal love. In an age when marriage faces increasing pressures, whether legal, social, cultural or relational, it is important to continually develop habits, virtues and practices that foster strong, healthy marriages that can help children mature and develop into faith-filled, responsible and self-confident young adults.

In addition to The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and Fort Wayne Stake President Ferril Sorenson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, symposium speakers will include:

John O’Callaghan

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2003, O’Callaghan is director of the Jacques Maritain Center for philosophy, Notre Dame.

O’Callaghan earned a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 1996.

Dr. Daniel Philpott

The research and publications of Dr. Philpott focus on reconciliation in politics, although he also specializes in religion and global politics. By conducting work in faith-based reconciliation around the globe, Dr. Philpott has written about political justice and legitimate authority in global sovereign states system and about the morality of self-determination, religious freedom and American foreign policy, transitional justice, Catholicism and global politics and more.

Lili De Hoyos Anderson

Lili De Hoyos Anderson is a first-generation American. She attended BYU and has a master’s degree in social work degree and doctorate in marriage and family. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has a full-time private practice in individual, marriage and family counseling. She serves as president of the Association of Mormon Counselor And Psychotherapists, a worldwide organization.

Gayla Moss Sorenson

Gayla Moss Sorenson is dean of Admissions of BYU Law School. She spent four years with Lewis & Roca in Phoenix and then 20 years with Motorola — first as a litigator, and ending her time there as a vice president and senior legal advisor. She has been actively involved in the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, including having served as Chair of the Finance Committee. Sorenson is a member of the Arizona and Indiana bars.

Dr. Susan Feathergill

Dr. Susan Feathergill, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has provided psychological services for children, adolescents and families at Oaklawn Psychiatric Services in Elkhart, worked at the Community Mental Health Center of DePaul University and provided outpatient services in private practice in Chicago. She currently is an adjunct professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Psychology and specializes in treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma in children and adolescents. She utilizes an integrative approach to treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused CBT, family systems, psychodynamic, and mindfulness based therapies.

Dr. Jeff Feathergill

Dr. Jeff Feathergill, Psy.D., HSPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist. As an integrative therapist, his treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients address current life challenges and long-standing issues. He has worked as director of the Depression Clinic at Madison Center, director of Behavioral Health Services at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., and at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena, Mont. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Theology at Notre Dame and is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the Indiana Psychological Association.

Chris Godfrey

Chris Godfrey is a member of the Indiana Bar, St. Joseph County Bar Association and National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is also a Certified Financial Transitionist. A graduate of Notre Dame Law School, he worked in the financial services industry and served in the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. He founded Life Athletes, an association of professional and Olympic athletes who teach and inspire young people. He is active in the South Bend community and is member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Order of Malta. He has served as president of the St. Joseph High School Board and parish council.

Gerry Bradley

Gerry Bradley is a professor of law at Notre Dame, where he teaches Legal Ethics and Constitutional Law. He directs, with John Finnis, the Natural Law Institute and co-edits The American Journal of Jurisprudence, an international forum for legal philosophy. Bradley has been a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and a Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute, in Princeton, N.J.

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