Faces of the Movement…Laura Lee Wright

Laura Lee Wright once had a friend who described her as a “Ministry Junkie”.  Laura Lee has a strong passion for developing people into strong disciples of Christ and to see the universal church become whole.  The church does not become whole until all persons are fully included into all aspects of church life, especially those living with disabilities.   Over the last decade, Laura Lee has worked globally in large and small churches to help congregations include persons with disabilities.

Our Key Ministry team has had the opportunity to work with Laura Lee for several years while she served at Northland Church in Central Florida. She was instrumental in the development of Northland’s renowned Access Ministries for children and adults , and several members of our team had the opportunity to speak at a major disability ministry conference held at the church two years ago.

Just recently, Laura Lee announced through her blog plans for a ministry transition. She has founded Table Ministries, a consulting agency helping churches and parachurch organizations to understand the complexities of disabilities, and helping them to create space at the table. She has also begun her pursuit of a PhD in leadership with the hopes of writing her dissertation of disability and leadership.  She sits on the Young Life Capernaum National Committee and loves hanging out with Young Life friends and leaders.

Laura Lee was very instrumental in the development of this year’s Inclusion Fusion conference. She helped us make connections with folks at Young Life Capernaum, leading to the involvement of speakers including Nick Palermo, Amy Jacober and Ben Conner. For those of you who didn’t have an opportunity to see Laura Lee’s Inclusion Fusion presentation on the topic of Leading With a Limp, her presentation is available through the first weekend of December at the Inclusion Fusion website (free registration required).

I’d highly recommend Laura Lee as a consultant to any church seeking to establish a comprehensive disability ministry program serving adults as well as children. We’re anticipating God will continue to use Laura Lee very productively to advance the cause of His Kingdom!

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Thanks to the generosity of our partners at Pajama Conference, Inclusion Fusion is going to be available online for two extra weeks. All of the presentations will remain availablethrough Sunday, December 2nd. Feel free to go back onto the site and check out any presentations you weren’t able to view this past week. Invite your friends to register to check out presentations they might appreciate! If you were registered for Inclusion Fusion, your existing password will continue to work for the site. New registrants will get their own unique password to use on the site.

Pajama Conference is making available for sale a boxed set of DVDs containing all of the video presentations and downloads from Inclusion Fusion 2012. The complete set of conference videos is available for $49.99. The boxed set is a great gift for churches desirous of a resource for training staff and volunteers, as well as for families caring for a child or adult with special needs. Pajama Conference uses the proceeds from the video sale to fund free ministry training, including the Children’s Ministry Web Summit and Inclusion Fusion. Click here to order

About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, www.church4everychild.org was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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