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CARING FOR THE VULNERABLE AS A STRATEGY FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SELF-CARE

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Thank you for your service!

Hopefully those serving in the military deservedly hear those words often, even from total strangers.  Truthfully, often those who serve our country in the military are “wired” to serve, not just for defense and peace and freedom, but just like to help others in everyday life.  This seminar will explore the realities of this truth.  It will help the audience to see more than simply the great encouragement caregivers are to others, but also the mental health and self-care benefits to themselves.  In short, caring for those in need is also caring for yourself.  It has many benefits to your own life, to the life of your family relationships, and ultimately to society at large.  We pay it forward, pay it backwards, and make the world a better place.  Join Dr. Allan Karr as we explore these truths and think of practical ways to serve on a daily basis.

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Dr. Allan Karr

Dr. Allan Karr is a full-time Professor at Gateway Seminary. Allan is the Associate Director of the DMin Program and responsible for the International cohorts. He is also a co-vocational pastor of Ethne Church Network, a network of churches that starts new churches in America and globally. He is also a community developer and social entrepreneur, and earned his Ph.D. in Humanities from Florida State University. For the past 26 years Allan and his family have been designing and experimenting with new concepts of community and training others to do so; the last 22 years as a professor and a mentor.

Allan is the founder and chairman of Ethne Global Services, a non-profit organization that assists refugees and people at risk in the United States and displaced people in several international venues.

Allan is passionate about his family, international travel, construction projects, and community transformation by helping people at risk. He lives in the mountain foothills outside of Larkspur, Colorado with his wife, Kathy, and a refugee teenager going to college. Allan has six grown children, four by birth and two who were former refugees from Burma, and many others who regularly visit and consider themselves family. They use their home as an informal community transformational training center.

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