I am the vine; you are the branches. If you abide in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.


-John 15:5

Faith in Healthcare


Faith in healthcare: 

Prayer First, Then Action


August 25, 2018




Early Bird Price:  $15/person

*Extended thru August 15

Regular Price: $20/person

(Aug 15- Aug 23)

Students & residents are FREE

(*still need to register)


Camp Hickory HIll

2970 Kohler Rd

Varysburg, NY 14167

(southeast of Buffalo

This is a one-day retreat geared toward any and all healthcare professionals (retirees welcome!) and those immersed in the medical fields (MDs, DDS, NPs, nurses, Pharmacists, PAs, counselors, therapists, admin/support staff, hospital chaplains, etc.) seeking to refresh, renew or explore faith and how it relates to their role as healthcare provider/advocate. 


That being said, family, friends, non-health professionals and people of all faiths or no particular faith are welcome to attend! All who are interested are invited.


Help healthcare professionals and others grow in their connection with God (through prayer) and with one another (through fellowship, networking and friendship building).

Enjoy some inspiration and learn about practical ways to incorporate faith into healthcare for the purpose of enhancing patient care.



Prayer First: It’s Life-Giving

Is your prayer life anemic or life-giving? God is more concerned with your personal walk with Him than what you do for Him.

Speaker:  Christopher Baldwin, DMin

Life-Giving Prayer

Join a morning breakout session to learn about and practice various styles of prayer.


Putting Faith into Practice

How can faith be an asset in overcoming challenges you may face in the medical field? Optimizing patient care by putting faith into practice.

Speaker:  David Holmes, MD

Faith in Healthcare - What does evidence-based medicine say about it?*


  • Identify the role that spirituality plays in the health and well-being of people according to evidence-based medicine.

  • Develop practical skills in knowing how and when to take a spiritual history.

  • Identify ways of improving health and well-being and preventing or treating burn-out.

 *CME Credit Available 


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


(subject to change)

  • Burn Out & Rejuvenation

  • Faith-Based Addiction Recovery

  • Rebuilding Broken Walls (Healthcare Justice)

  • Faith Community Nursing

  • Pregnancy Intervention

  • Burn-Out & Rejuvination

  • Stress - Opportunity for Spiritual Growth

  • Pursuing Your Passion

  • Medical Missions at Home and Abroad

  • Human Trafficking/Trauma-Informed Care

  • Mental Health Therapy that is Faith-Based

Professional Panel:

We are honored to have eight passionate healthcare professionals coming to share their wisdom and experience with us on how they incorporate faith into practice.

Plenary Speakers:

Rev. Dr. Christopher Baldwin is the executive director of ReAwaken ministries which serves believers and churches in the areas of prayer, church planting, and church revitalization. He is the former lead pastor of The Vine in Lancaster, NY and pastor of Spiritual Formation at Eastern Hills Wesleyan. He is a Beeson Pastor Scholar from Asbury Theological Seminary. Christopher is also a certified executive coach through the On Purpose Firm and ministry coach through New Church Specialties.

David Holmes, MD, is a family physician who enjoys working in medically underserved communities locally in Buffalo’s east side and globally in Haiti and other countries. He does his best to practice high quality, patient centered, whole person health care by addressing the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Holmes is a Clinical Associate Professor in the UB Dept. of Family Medicine where he directs the Global Health Education Program and teaches at the medical school. Dr. Holmes and the UB Dept. of Family Medicine received a Templeton Foundation grant which assisted in developing spirituality in healthcare curriculum for several required courses and one elective at the medical school. He is currently engaged in research looking at the role faith plays in addiction recovery. To review his faculty profile, click here


Contact Sarah Sullivan at sullivan.sarah28@gmail.com or 

David Holmes at 716-697-1884, dholmes@buffalo.edu


(If your organization or business would like to be a co-sponsor of this event, please contact David Holmes, MD at 716-697-1884, dholmes@buffalo.edu)

Faith Community Visual Horizontal.jpg

 Total Freedom NY