Religious Formation Conference

The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is a national Roman Catholic organization serving religious institutes of women and men with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and lifelong formation, and general congregational membership.

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Life-Giving Community: Cultivating Communication, Connection & Compassion

Presenter: Kathy Galleher, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

In this workshop Dr. Galleher will focus on ways to develop deeper intimacy and connection in community life. She will present practical approaches to deepening our understanding of one another within community (and across generational and cultural differences) and ways to resolve conflict that cultivate compassion. The workshop will include input, opportunities for questions, conversation and ‘practice.'

  • Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Location: Providence St. Joseph, Hawley Conference Center, Renton, WA.

Workshop schedule:

  • 8:30am registration/hospitality
  • 9:00am – 11:45am morning session
  • 12:00noon – 1:30pm lunch
  • 1:30pm – 4:30pm afternoon session
  • 5:00 pm Sunday Eucharist

Please note times listed are in the pacific time zone and plan accordinly. 

<<Register here>>

If you need lodging, a special workshop rate of $99/night is available at the Hilton Garden Seattle/Renton. Click here to access this rate and book accommodations.  

About the presenter: Kathy Galleher, Ph.D is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience who specializes in working with those in ministry and religious life. She received a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University in 1993 and has been a therapist, university professor, consultant, and workshop presenter. For 8 years she was a staff psychologist at the St. Luke Institute where she worked with priests and religious on a wide variety of mental health and boundary issues. In 2006 she started “KMG Consultation," which specializes in supporting healthy ministry and community life. Dr. Galleher presents workshops on topics including healthy community, conflict management, healthy sexual integration, healthy boundaries, self -care, and ministry from abundance, and mindfulness in daily life. She is director of the Washington Area Formation Network program for Healthy Sexual Integration in religious life. She has presented to a number of groups including the Institute for Religious Formation, Religious Formation Conference, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the National Religious Vocations Conference, Catholic Volunteer Network. She has also worked with numerous men’s and women’s congregations.


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