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All rostered ministers in the SOS invited to the 2020 Bishop's Convocation, March 16!

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Bishop's Convocation 2020

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2001 Northwest Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43212
March 16, 2020 — 10am-3pm

Clergy Response to Domestic Violence: Case Studies for Pastoral Care

Current statistics show 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. This means every active clergy member will need to be ready to counsel and care for church members who are either victims or abusers. Sue Villilo, assistant vice president of Community-Based Services for Lutheran Social Services, and Lillian Howard, director of Clinical Services at LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence, will present information regarding this very pervasive and destructive community issue as well as case studies and resources that will help clergy members address the issue within their congregations.


Sue Villilo   Sue Villilo has a Masters of Social Work from The Ohio State University and is a currently licensed LISW with supervisory status. In addition to teaching at OSU and serving on various community boards and committees, Sue has a well-known background in Columbus having worked for and/or consulted with agencies such as Amethyst, Columbus Public Health, Concord Counseling, Columbus Coalition for the Homeless, Faith Mission, Columbus Colony Elderly Care, and Catholic Social Services. 


Lillian Howard has been in the field of mental health and addiction services for over 30 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Paralegalism from Auburn University at Montgomery and a Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling and Human Development from Troy University. She holds a Masters in Science in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She is an LISW-S, LICDC-CS.   Lillian Howard


Cost: $25 (includes lunch)


Can't register online? Contact Josh Brodbeck at or call 614.464.3532 ext 3. Deadline for registration is March 9, 2020.

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Program agenda:

Section 1 (10am – noon)

Education on domestic violence

Lunch (noon – 1pm)

Session 2 (1 – 2pm)

Clergy – victim interaction

Chrism Mass (2 – 2:45pm)


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