Friday Facilitator Training

Healthy Congregations is offering training for workshop leadership as an alternative to intensive three-day presentations. This opportunity offers observation about assimilation and application over the three-month period of time of the training. A solid introduction to systems and Bowen family systems theory will be the foundation for presentation of learning strategies for all six HC workshops. Healthy Congregations Executive Director Dr. Emlyn Ott will conduct the training. We hope you will choose to be part of this exciting opportunity!


March 6, 2015 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
March 13, 2015  9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
April 10, 2015 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Each participant must be present for all three days to complete Workshop Facilitator Training.


Healthy Congregations Office, 2199 E. Main Street, Columbus, Ohio (located on the campus of Trinity Lutheran Seminary)


$250 for registered Students.  (Discounted registration fee)
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$450 for all other participants, paid to Healthy Congregations by the first session. 
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Tuition includes the training sessions plus a copy of the Facilitator Training Manual and DVDs for the six Healthy Congregations videos.


There are limited accommodations at Trinity Lutheran Seminary for people who are coming from a distance for the day. The cost is $60 per night. Please call the Healthy Congregations Office if you are interested in making a reservation (614) 384-4611. If you prefer a hotel, please contact us so that we can recommend the nearest and most accommodating locations.

Training Facilitator: The Rev. Dr. Emlyn A. Ott

Emlyn Ott is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has served as a parish pastor, campus minister, pastoral counselor, leader and seminary professor during the past 25 years. She was named the CEO and Director of the Healthy Congregations, Inc. in 2005. She holds a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a Doctor of Ministry from Phillips Theological Seminary and is a Clinical Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She has participated for eight years in post-graduate work at The Center for Family Process and The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. Dr. Ott currently serves as Assistant Professor of Ministry and Pastoral Leadership at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio.