Join us for a transformative two-day conference at Bridgeway Christian Church, where faith and mental health converge in a spirit of compassion, understanding, and renewal. This conference seeks to discuss the reality of mental health, inspire hope, and provide practical tools and resources for promoting mental wellness from a Christian perspective.


Friday, March 8 @ 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Held at Bridgeway Christian Church

Cost: $50/person *scholarships available
Childcare: Available for $10 covering both days
*Keynote presentations open to all ages, breakout sessions recommended for 18+

Come embark on a collective exploration of the profound grace that accompanies the recognition of mental health within the Christian faith. Let us journey together toward healing, grace, and a renewed commitment to wellness in the Church.

Key Highlights

Seasoned mental health professionals and practitioners in mental health ministry.

Keynote presentations—“Why Mental Health Is a Christian Issue” and “Wellness Fundamentals”—will articulate big picture ideas that will be explored in more focused workshops.

Focused and interactive workshops will delve into practical strategies for fostering mental wellness for yourself, your loved ones, and your community. These sessions will equip you with tools to navigate the complexities of life while embracing the spiritual aspects of mental health.

Free registration to a new 7-week course, "The Soul of Shame," facilitated by keynote speaker, Andrew Lee. This course blends the theological and practical tools necessary to dismantle shame. Course begins in April. Seating is limited, so be among the first to register!

Conference Speakers

Linda Carlos has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 30 years, specializing in Personal Growth, Relationship Attunement, Trauma & Anxiety Relief and Living Wholeheartedly. Her private practice is located in Elk Grove at Creekside Counseling Associates, with an additional office in Gold River. Linda is also the Clinical Supervisor and Co-founder of Community Counseling Associates in Fair Oaks. Linda holds a Master’s Degree in Theology, with a concentration in Marriage & Family Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from CSU Sacramento.

Carmon Conover is a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Roseville. She came to this career later in life after being a stay-at-home mom to 10 children. She now has 13 grandchildren (so far!) She sees individuals and couples for a variety of issues, but her special areas of focus are helping people heal from trauma and abuse and dealing with sexual problems. Carmon obtained her degree from Western Seminary. She worked at Soul Care at Bridgeway Church to obtain her supervised hours before she was licensed, and she is glad to be back!

Tim Dakin is the Clinical Director at Community Counseling Associates. Licensed since 1986, he also works in private practice in Fair Oaks, specializing in individual as well as marital therapy. He holds graduate degrees in theology (Fuller Theological Seminary) and educational psychology (University of San Francisco). He has taught at Western Seminary and currently serves on the staff at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, in Fair Oaks, CA.

Kaylie Housewright is a Licenced Professional Clinical Counselor with an emphasis on Trauma and Female issues. Outside of private practice, she is on leadership at Soul Care, Bridgeway’s mental health clinical site, and consults on church hurt, sexual trauma, female diagnoses, and perinatal/postpartum issues. Alongside also being a certified Doula, Housewright is a mother to three and utilizes her lived experiences to bring prayerful validation and practiced tools to her teachings.

Andrew Lee is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at Community Counseling Associates in Fair Oaks, CA (supervised by Linda Carlos, LMFT). He earned his Masters of Divinity at Bethel University where he focused on Pastoral Counseling. He has served in various ministry capacities over the last 20 years including Pastor, Church Planter, and Worship Director. In his work as a foster-adoptive parent he found his passion in helping people heal from their trauma. He is completing his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of San Francisco.

Morgan Richie is a Sr. Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Soul Care Counseling Ministry of Bridgeway Christian Church. She serves on leadership at Soul Care, has a passion for working in the healing arts and teaching about Christ-centered mental health. Morgan has led boundary classes and training for therapists, as well as taught at Church retreats.

Christian Wilson is a public speaker and co-founder of Anthem of Hope, a 501c3 organization dedicated to mental health awareness and suicide prevention. He specializes in the de-stigmatization of mental illness, using his experiences to teach a biblical approach to finding hope and healing at churches, conferences, and on the mission field.

Breakout Sessions

*These sessions will be offered on both Friday and Saturday; Wellness Driven Parenting is Saturday only.

"Prayerful Permission: Female and Maternal Mental Health" | Kaylie Housewright

In this workshop we will gather together in sisterhood to learn, be validated, and break the stigma of isolation in your struggles. Furthermore, we will step into prayerful permission. Permission to feel, permission to learn the uniqueness of how your brain works, and permission to use tools that will help YOU mentally and physically flourish.

*This session is designed for real talk among women.

"Breaking the Silence (on Men's Mental Health): Becoming Better by Overcoming the Stigma" | Christian Wilson

In this workshop we will see how God sent and used men with and sometimes because of their mental struggles. We will take inventory of the experiences that define who we are, lean in to our God given emotions, and take steps to break down the stigma which the enemy uses to shame and isolate. From depression to anxiety and the struggles we battle daily, here you will prayerfully obtain a few key tools to find freedom and growth on the journey to mental wellness.

*This session is designed for real talk among men.

"Wellness Driven Parenting" | Tim Dakin and Andrew Lee

Raising healthy, well-adjusted, and resilient children requires a set of skills we need to learn and refine. In this breakout session we will look at the essential building blocks of maturity, tips for setting limits and healthy boundaries, and explore how our own developmental journeys and attachment styles influence our effectiveness as parents. This transformative session is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to successfully navigate the journey of raising children into adulthood.

*This session is offered exclusively on Saturday.

"Building Resilience in a Burnt Out World" | Morgan Richie

Join us as we talk about cultivating God’s definition of resilience in our lives. We will discuss how God’s design for our lives and health are being echoed by clinical research in the mental health field. Living in a rapidly changing world, we are challenged with how to adapt and rise up from our storms of life. This breakout session will explore the biblical and clinical interweave of what builds resilience by giving education, tools, and skills for all ages.

"All the Single Ladies... and Men Too!" | Linda Carlos

For us men and women who are single or single again, we have most likely experienced some of the benefits and some of the liabilities that come with being single. We will laugh and share, we will collaborate on what we want others to know that will encourage, support, and help heal the unique hurts we have experienced. We will also focus on the opportunities and challenges of singleness that God can use to grow us and our relationship with ourselves and with one another and deepen our faith.

“Surviving and Thriving in the Second Half of Life” | Carmon Conover

Carmon Conover offers some encouragement about how to deal with the inevitable challenges of the 50+ season of life, not only surviving it but finding new opportunities to have a deeper relationship with God, with others, and with yourself.

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