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Thursday, october 22, 2020

2020 older adult ministries convocation

10:00AM - Pre-recorded session

12:00pm -  questions and answers

 This session will address situations you or family members may have experienced during this pandemic season. It will provide you with tools on how to deal with grief and bereavement, anxiety and depression, and provide you with an understanding of Dementia.

wendy johnson

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Wendy and Todd Johnson own Senior Helpers of Silver Spring which opened in the fall of 2007.  Prior to Senior Helpers, Wendy spent over a dozen years as a HR manager for Corporate America.  Wendy decided to leave the corporate world in order to give back to the community, to be the type of employer she wanted to work for and to start a family.  Wendy often tell people,  Senior Helpers is her calling.

Besides being a small business owner, the Johnson family is busy in their local church and community.  Wendy and Todd married in 2006 after meeting while serving on the Mid-County Recreational Advisory Board.  The Johnsons don't just serve Silver Spring, they also live in the community and are the proud parents of identical twins, Jacqueline and Camille.  Wendy has been known to take the girls to visit local assisted living facilities.  The Johnson's have a hectic life at home and work.  They also have an English Mastiff named Hollywood; a St. Bernard named Benny; a dachshund mix named Penelope who visits clients and a cat named Freda and a few chickens.

Wendy is a much sought after speaker for Social Workers as well as to general audiences.  She has a M.S. degree in Psychology, is a certified Mediator, a certified Senior Advisor (CSA), a member of the Alzheimer's Association Speaker's Bureau, and is a Long Term Care Claims Professional  (LTCCP). Wendy is an advocate of hospice services and after the loss of her infant son, she became involved with a local charity called Isaiah's Promise and she published a grief book for children.  Wendy's management of Senior Helpers has earned many compliments from Senior Helpers' clients and their families:

"You are so professional and your nature is so suited for this career.

We will definitely recommend you and your services to others.  You do a great job of matching people" …"

jevon billups

Rev.  Jevon Billups has over 20 years of service in local churches, regional fellowships and national organizations. Currently serving as the Senior Pastor of Dominion Life Center, Pastor Billups is an experienced conference and convocation preacher, revivalist, seminar presenter, teacher, worship leader and minister of music. Pastor Billups, also affectionately known as "Pastor B," has been graced in marketplace ministry specializing in organizational development and resource management. Pastor B has been blessed with opportunities to serve in various leadership capacities with local and international organizations, including financial institutions, para-church organizations, private corporations, small businesses and educational enrichment programs.

​Pastor Billups is a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar Pre-Engineering High School in Washington, DC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Education from Faith Christian University and Schools.  

Pastor Billups accepted his call into the ministry of preaching and teaching the Word on June 25, 1999. His initial sermon was preached on July 18, 1999 at Crusaders Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. He was ordained on April 3, 2004.

​Pastor Billups is happily married to his prayer-partner, Deja Gant and they are the proud parents of four children: Jazmin Cierra, Kayla Marie, Jaxon Caliel and Loryn Camille.  

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diane hugger

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Rev. Diane Hugger is a Retired Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME) where she served the 7th Episcopal District as a Pastor, Coordinator of Pastoral Care for the Washington/Virginia District, a member of the Committee of Ministerial Examination, and an Instructor in the ITC extension program.  She received her Master's Degree in Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.  She is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains.  Reverend is an Associate Member of the Interfaith Chapel in Leisure World.

Chaplaincy has been a part of Reverend Hugger's ministry for the past 25 years.  She served at the Washington Hospital Center as the coordinator of Spiritual Care from 2005-2012 and at Capital Caring Health as a hospice chaplain from 2012 until her recent retirement. In Retirement, Rev. Hugger continues to provide pastoral/spiritual care services for churches, organizations and individuals.

Above all else, Rev. Hugger strives to be faithful in her service to our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ and a blessing to all to whom she is sent to serve.  And Jesus said, "I was hungry and you fed me; thirsty and you gave me a drink; homeless and you gave me a room; naked and you gave me clothes; sick and you stopped to visit. I was in prison and you came to me."  Matthew 25:35-36