Tue, April 22, 20145:00 PM
Featured Speaker: Dr. Matthew Sleeth is the founder and executive director of Blessed Earth, an educational nonprofit that inspires and equips people of faith to become better stewards of the earth. A highly sought-after speaker, Sleeth is a regular guest preacher at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than 1,000 churches, campuses, and events. In his new book, 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life (Tyndale House Publishers, November 2012), Sleeth details the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of observing a "stop day," unplugging one day each week, that he has both witnessed and experienced. A former emergency room physician and chief of the hospital medical staff, Sleeth treated a growing number of patients with physical symptoms from working too much, consuming too much, and having too little time to focus on the important things in life. In 2002, resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of the ER to lecture, write and preach about creation care and the environment. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and has two postdoctoral fellowships. Dr. Sleeth has been a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, the College of Emergency Physicians, and the College of Executive Physicians. Sleeth and his wife, Nancy, live in Lexington, Ky., and have two grown children.
Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center