Every year, The Moody Church equips its leaders with a conference dedicated to encouraging their growth as shepherds of our people. Our goal is that the Lord grants us a fresh vision for what authentic community looks like, so we can more effectively fulfill our promise that:

“The Moody Church is a trusted place where anyone can connect with God and others.”

Leadership: Mark Pirrie

2018 Conference
Shepherding: Growing in Wise Conversations

Our 2018 Leadership Summit focused on developing leaders who effectively engage those they lead in wise conversations.  Dr. Ed Welch led our seminar.


Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D. is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF (Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation). He earned a Ph.D. in counseling (neuropsychology) from the University of Utah and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over thirty years and has written many books and articles on biblical counseling, including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression; Running Scared; Shame Interrupted; Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love; and A Small Book about a Big Problem: Meditations on Anger, Patience, and Peace. He and his wife, Sheri, have two married daughters and eight grandchildren. In his spare time, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife and extended family and playing his guitar.