The Center for Healing and Resilience helps leaders find resilience at the intersection of faith and mental health by providing vital Christ-centered mental health-based resources, workshops, and retreats.

What The Center for Healing and Resilience offers:

Discussion topics that can be explored with Rev. Dr. Ron Bell:

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Alabama-West Florida Conference

Dakotas Conference

Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church

Upper New York Annual Conference

Eastern Pen Annual Conference

Wisconsin Annual Conference

West Ohio Annual Conference

Illinois Great River Annual Conference

New England Annual Conference


Retreat Leader

Rev. Dr. Ron Bell is the Director of Healing and Resilience for Discipleship Ministries and The Upper Room. He is passionate about emotional formation and the intersection of faith and mental health. Ron has served as a new-church-plant pastor, the Director over Congregational Development and SBC21 for the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference of the UMC, and a senior pastor of a traditional UMC church. He is an author and regular guest columnist for several publications. Three of his most popular books deal with grief and trauma: Is There Space for Me: Embracing Grief through Art; The Eagle and the Squirrel: Stories, Fables and Truths for Emotional Formation; and The Four Promises: Journeying through Past and Present Trauma. He has created an ongoing webinar series on trauma and empathy that he has led with several universities. Ron has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Morgan State University, a master's degree in theology from Regent University School of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary. He has been certified in Trauma Response and Crisis Intervention by Rutgers University School of Social Work and has a Business Leadership Certificate from Central Piedmont Community College. Ron is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church and a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Ron is married to Dr. Eboni M. Bell, and they have two sons.


For more information and to schedule your retreat, contact Rev. Dr. Ron Bell by calling 615.340.1741 or emailing [email protected].

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