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Inside Emerge

Oct 2023

Service Anniversaries & Birthdays

Service AnniversariesDonald Lichi – Tue, Oct 10
Matthew Knabe – Mon, Oct 16
Jonathan Bower – Tue, Oct 24
Jeff Gray – Tue, Oct 24

BirthdaysMeredith Anderson – Thu, Oct 12


Clinical Compensation Plan

11am–12pm • CPD


Soul Care Conference & 50th Celebration Gala

Conference at Emerge • 9am–4pm

Gala at Hilton (Fairlawn) • 6:30pm

See more details below.

Prayer Requests

For Michelle Miller and her family, that the Lord will comfort them following the passing of her Grandma.

For Matt Knabe – Everyone is so thankful the Lord has kept his hand on Matt through various complications following the stent procedure. Continue to pray for a complete healing with an even greater physical strength in the days ahead.

Big News!

From Katti Kern – Dear Emerge family, Steven and I are happy to announce that somewhere around March 1st, 2024, our Theo will officially become a big brother!! I am hoping it won’t be a leap year baby…

Soul Care Conference &
50th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Thursday, October 19

Soul Care Conference 20239:00am–4:00pm • Emerge, CPD
Registration at the CPD Entrance opens at 8:00–8:50am
Session Speakers: Dr. Don, Dr. Rick, Dr. Dave, + Clinical Panel

Click here for a full highlight of each of the sessions.

Continue to invite those who would benefit from the Conference speakers, sessions, and receiving CEs.

50th Anniversary Celebration Gala6:30pm • Hilton Fairlawn BallroomGuest Speaker: Ann Beiler

If you are able to host a table by simply welcoming those sitting at your table, contact Pamela Crosby.

Your RegistrationClick here for your Emerge Team Only ticket
Click here to purchase additional ticket(s) for your guest(s)

The Gala event will be a wonderful time to share with your friends and family the ministry of counseling and the impact of this ministry in the lives of others. Each table will seat 8. There will be an additional ticket provided for anyone interested in inviting 6 others to fill a table with friends and family. Email Pamela or Seth if you have questions or are interested in receiving an additional ticket.

If you would like reserved seating with your college as, friends or family or would like to host a table by simply welcoming those sitting with you, contact Pamela Crosby.

Important – SchedulingPlease email the Front Desk if you want to be blocked out for the Soul Care Conference sessions. Emerge closes at 4:00pm that day so staff can attend the Gala. If you want to add hours on another day, please let the Front Desk know.

Welcome to the Team

Getting Acquainted with Dan Hazlett

My wife and I along with our 2 children (2- and 4-year-old) call Akron, OH our recent home. My wife plans to homeschool and is a PRN. I have been working towards my MFT degree remotely at Montreat College located in NC.

I heard about Emerge through several churches, church staff, and friends who have gone to Emerge for counseling. Desiring a Christian setting and valuing authenticity, Emerge fits with my desire for restoration and Kingdom work.

My biggest inspiration in life, especially when it comes to counseling, is Jesus Christ. I want to model well his love for others, his acceptance of broken people, and his approach to asking good questions that get to the heart of the issue. Others that have influenced me include Francis Chan, Ben Stuart, John Eldredge, and Virginia Satir.

My most listened to podcasts are Wild at Heart, Family Teams, Dad Tired, The Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and of course The ExEm Podcast. Ben Stuart’s message titled “Honest with God” was revolutionary in my walk with God. Two books that have impacted my relationship with Christ the most have been Crazy Love by Francis Chan and Drawing Near by John Bevere. In Bevere’s book, what stood out to me most was the idea that we are the ones who determine our hunger for the Lord. We choose what to fill our souls with. To Hell With the Hustle by Jefferson Bethke was also a game changer for our family in creating rhythms and family pillars.

Three key experiences that culminated my passion for others include a summer project in Northbay Ontario Canada in 2010, being an RA at Kent State University from 2011–2013, and more recently as a job coach and then case manager for Youth Opportunities Unlimited in Cleveland, OH. These experiences revealed to me my strengths and passion to witness others’ stories, come alongside to nurture and empower, and to share the Good News of Christ’s love and redemptive power.

My ultimate happy place is found in my hammock with ferns, pine, and moss surrounding me with some form of water close by. The CVNP has been good to us. My bucket list includes hiking the Appalachian Trail and I enjoy making things with my own hands. The two largest projects that I have made include our kitchen countertops and nightstands.

If someone were to show me appreciation, this is what that might look like…

  • Catching up over some freshly ground coffee in my French press
  • An occasional check-in
  • Sharing advice and wisdom!
  • Dark chocolate and special coffee

Group Updates

Healing from Emotionally Destructive Relationships

Starting Thursday, September 28
7 week program (not meeting on October 19)
Thursdays, 6:00–7:30pm

This group is for WOMEN only, 25 and older, who have been emotionally abused by spouse or significant other, currently in marriage or not.

Team Building Updates

Rock Stars
It’s been a slow month for recognizing. Who could YOU give the nod to? All you have to do is fill out a rock star paper on the testing cabinet and hang it on the employee board.

Clinician Call List
All have been sent the link to the call list. Keep it saved somewhere so you can readily access it.

Thanksgiving week is already being scheduled. If you want some extra time off, notify the Front Desk after either Dr. Dave or Matt have approved it. Start thinking about Christmas holidays as well.

Fun Polls
Some of you may have noticed that the chalkboard has become an unofficial poll area. Here are two of the polls that have been posted so far. Sadly, the football one didn’t get its picture taken, but let’s just say that there is some rivalries going on.

Clinical Trainings

The front desk will block out the training dates and times in your schedule. If you don’t want to attend the training, please reach out to the front desk to open your schedule up.

Sand Tray with Dr. Patricia Barrett
Friday, October 27 • 8:30am–4:00pm • 6 CEs

EMDR Level 1 with Amber Stiles-Bodnar
Fri, Dec 8–Sun, Dec 10 • 8:30am–5:00pm • 21 CEs

EMDR Level 2 with Amber Stiles-Bodnar
Fri, Feb 23–Sun, Feb 25 • 8:30am–5:00pm • 21 CEs

IE Requests

IE requests to be submitted on or before each Thursday. You can include prayer requests, suggested social media posts (scriptures, phrases, and quotes), fun facts, team leaders announcements, calendar events, etc.

You’ll find the Inside Emerge Request form on the Team Portal, and for a variety of promo materials, please submit through the Marketing Request form.

Office Supplies

Most of the office supply orders are now through Amazon. If you need something ordered, please check Amazon and send your order selection to Cheryl Deeks.

Emerge is closed from Saturday, September 2 to Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.

We will respond to all messages as quickly as possible on Tuesday, September 5.