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Basic Sexual Ethics

“I Sound Like My Parent: Understanding How Family Systems Impact Your Ministry”


10 a.m. to 3 30 at Willow Grove UMC, 34 York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090

Understanding self is essential in serving others.  As adults we are shaped and molded by our family systems.  As clergy, we engage with our members on a very personal level.  We empathize and seek to provide support in their healing and many life transitions. How are we affected by this interaction as we give of ourselves? Are we aware of issues that trigger us?  How do we understand and manage our triggers?

Creating healthy boundaries is essential in effectively serving others and models appropriate behaviors to those we assist. This interactive workshop will engage you to explore family themes through three generations of your family and its impact on your life and ministry.  

  • Cost $35


Presenter: Dr. Angela McNeil, MFT. Road2Rest Therapeutic Services.


Dr. McNeil has been an educator, counselor, advisor and teacher for over 25 years in Higher Education and more recently as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She counsels individuals, in the areas of anxiety and depression, coping skills, and grief.  She also provides therapeutic services for couples and families with the goals of strengthening family relationships, coping with life transitions and developing a deeper understanding one’s self and their impact on various life situations at her church.  Dr. McNeil is also a member of the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.


Dr. McNeil is s student of the Word and has served in many capacities in her church such as Deaconess, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, and Director of both the Children’s Ministry and Youth Choir.  Currently she is the First Lady at Grace Temple Baptist Church where she oversees the Counseling and Women’s Ministries and Vacation Bible School.


Dr. McNeil facilitates psycho educational workshops and consults for several non-profit organizations developing and facilitated trainings for nonprofit organizations.  Additionally, Dr. McNeil is an Adjunct Professor at Arcadia University and previously at Peirce College.


Dr. McNeil’s formal training includes Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University, she holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Radford University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hampton University.