“Equipping people of faith to serve with an informed, compassionate response
to the risk and prevalence of addiction and other behavioral health issues.”

What's New?

Recently Published Paper

Faith Partners, in partnership with South Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SSWATTC), co-authored the original paper  Faith Communities’ Improvements in Readiness to Engage in Addictions Resilience and Recovery Support Programming

Training of Trainers Workshops

G.O.A.L. Project hosted a Faith Partners Training of Trainers workshop. Seven trainers were trained in Lancaster, PA on April 22-24…

Transition from in-person to virtual trainings

Faith Partners has created a distance learning model ……

New Area Coordinators Monthly Network Meeting

“No resource is more important than the religious community to the transformation necessary to bring about recovery from addiction. We must bring together the resources of health care providers and the resources of a supportive, knowledgeable faith community.”
Trish Merrill, Founder
Faith Partners

Upcoming Events

Date Location Training Contact Person
2nd Wednesday of the Month Nation-wide Virtual Area Coordinator’s Networking Meeting Drew Brooks, Executive Director,
Faith Partners
drewbrooks@faith-partners.org
August 28, 2021 Nation-wide Virtual Nation-wide Quarterly Network Meeting Pastor Ed Treat, President & CEO
The Center of Addiction and Faith
pastored@addictionandfaith.com
September 17-18, 2021 Milwaukee, WI Team Training Pastor Molly Doreza, Chair,
Greater Milwaukee Synod – OSUD Task Force
mdoreza@twc.com
September 24-25, 2021 Pryor, OK Team Training Misty Edwards-Matheson,
Faith-based Community Liaison
DROP Task Force
mistywithdrop@gmail.com
October/November, 2021 Minneapolis, MN HAUMC Visioning for Discipleship Pastor Judy Zabel
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
judy@haumc.org
October 7-9, 2021 Bloomington, MN CAF Conference Pastor Ed Treat, President & CEO
Center of Addiction & Faith (CAF)
pastored@addictionandfaith.com
October 12, 2021 Many, LA Virtual Quarterly Network Meeting James Wagley, Coalition Coordinator,
Sabine Prevention Alliance
Jameswagley.lcsw@gmail.com
October 19 & 22, 2021 Roberts, WI Faith Partners Presentation Pastor John Sutherland
Cross Lutheran Church
pastor@robertscrosslutheran.com
October 23, 2021 New Orleans, LA Skills Training Kelli Bertrand, Program Manager
Metropolitan Human Services District
kelli.bertrand@mhsdla.org
November 6, 2021 Nation-wide Virtual Quarterly Network Meeting Pastor Ed Treat, President & CEO
The Center of Addiction and Faith
pastored@addictionandfaith.com
November 9, 2021 Minneapolis, MN Mental Health Connect Navigator & Ambassador Training Vicki Elliott
Mental Health Connect
velliott@mhconnect.org
November 13, 2021 Prior Lake, MN & Virtual Faith Partners Leadership Training hosted by The Center of Addiction & Faith and Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church Pastor Ed Treat, President & CEO
The Center of Addiction and Faith
pastored@addictionandfaith.com
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