O Mary Don’t You Weep

Worship and Mental Health Conference

Conference Overview

TBD, 2019

Hosted at San Fransisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, CA

In just three days

Transform your worship and mental health life.

Network with others commited to innovation in the intersection of faith and mental health.

Worship that heals.  Praise that sets people free.




Create safe and caring places to face trauma, share in healing, and grow together through worship


Learn from ministers, musicians, educators, authors, and more


Add to your self-care toolbox for worship

Contemplatory Worship

Devotional Worship

Celebratory Worship

Thought Leaders

Rev. Dr. Luke Powery

Dean of the Chapel, Duke University

Dean of the Duke University Chapel and professor at Duke Divinity School in Worship. Formerly a professor of Princeton University. Dr. Powery has been praised for bringing diversity and vibrancy to the Duke Chapel. He has instituted Jazz service, liturgical dancing, gospel music, contemporary music, Gregorian Chants, and the Fine Arts as part of the worship experience. This has lead to an increase in attendance and a broadening of the demographic of those who attend the university public worship. Duke is the only major University Chapel in the country with a standing congregation. He is both pastor and professor.

Carolyn Anderson

Director, Seminary Singers, Music Educator

Carolyn Anderson is an accomplished gospel and contemporary artist. She tours in the US and abroad. Carolyn Anderson is a twenty year veteran of congregational worship. She is well known in the Bay Area as a worship consultant for churches. She has returned to school at SFTS in order to obtain an M.Div. degree. At SFTS, her presence has been nothing short of a revival in music. Carolyn has become a part time paid employee helping SFTS explore broader and more cutting edge forms of worship. From classical hymns to her own original music Carolyn incorporates multiple resources of worship. She is especially adept at planning worship and creating a culture of excellence in the local churches around worship. Her experience and her knowledge will guide much of the execution of this conference

Anne Lamott

Bestselling Author and Essayist

Anne Lamott is an American novelist and non-fiction writer. 
She is also a progressive political activist, public speaker, and writing teacher. Lamott is based in Marin County, California, her nonfiction works are largely autobiographical. Marked by their self-deprecating humor and openness, Lamott’s writings cover such subjects as alcoholismsingle-motherhooddepression, and Christianity.

Floyd Thompkins

Director, Applied Wisdom Institute

Clifton Ross III

Musical Artist

Conference Details


Registration for a day: $35

Registration for entire conference: $100

Student Registration and Group Registration available.  Inquire at sherpa@appliedwisdominstitute.org

Schedule (subject to change)

Day 1:  Precious Lord

How does a person or a commuity help a fellow worshipper know that they have the freedom to address their trauma through worship?

Opening Reception
Worship Service
Litany for Spirituality and Mental Health
Intercessory prayer for leaders who serve communities with mental illness

Day 2:  Amazing Grace

What are the different modalities of healing? How does one integrate meditation, prayer, song, movement, etc. into a professional’s self-care or into a community’s care of itself?

3 Workshop Sessions
Panel of Guest Speakers

Day 3: Total Praise

How does one resurrect/revive each other through worship?  Walking the path from Trauma to Deliverance to Praise.

Closing Worship
Guest Choir
Guest Artists Share


Marin Campus

105 Seminary Road

San Anselmo, CA 94960

Interested in the Worship and Mental Health Conference?

The following links for registration have been disabled at this time. Please stay tuned for additional information regarding the new proposed date for this conference. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you offer a product or service relevant to caring professionals? Simply want to support important this critical educational experience? We’d love for your brand to be a part of the conversation.

Ready to Expand the Worship and Mental Health Ministry?

Supported in conversation with people from all walks of life, each person who gathers in an AWI conference learns how to connect, engage and strengthen others in a unique network. Attend this conference to ignite your fire for ministry on the growing edge. Stand at the intersection of Worship and Mental Health. On your Mark. Get set. Grow!