Rebecca Henderson
April 19, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Divinity Hall N-101
Contact: Anna Russell
Email: akumpuri@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4869

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"How to Minister to Women Who Have Suffered Abuse" featuring Rebecca Henderson

About this event

In order to help women thrive in ministry, the Center for Women in Ministry at Beeson will host its second networking + professional development event. The purpose of this event is to bring women serving in ministry together so that they can know one another and learn from one another and to provide ongoing professional development. The topic for this professional development is on how to minister to women who have been abused or are going through abuse.

Dessert and coffee will be provided.

This event is open to any woman in ministry and is free. We will start with fellowship and networking over dessert, coffee and tea, and then move into a time of learning from Rebecca. Every attendee will receive a copy of Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb. Those who cannot attend in person are welcome to join the workshop via Zoom.

Rebecca Henderson graduated from Samford in 2019 with a joint M.A.T.S. and M.S.W. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who serves as the Rape Response Coordinator at the Crisis Center. In her role, Rebecca provides therapy to primary and secondary sexual assault survivors, trains and supervises volunteer advocates, interns, and Rape Response staff, and gives trainings and consultations to the community. Rebecca is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

Rebecca is also an ordained deacon in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and seeks to equip and train other clergy and laypersons in prevention and appropriately responding to sexual abuse. Rebecca is married to her husband, James, whom she met at Beeson and who works as a hospital chaplain at Brookwood Hospital.