September 11, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
309 Franklin Road, Brentwood
In the midst of our mourning the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, many are frustrated and concerned for the continuing rise of mass shootings in our communities. What can we do to prevent gun violence in our midst? We know that there is not one simple solution, but we must be willing to have conversations to understand the complexities surrounding this issue.
Brentwood United Methodist Church is hosting a faith forum to begin a comprehensive conversation on gun violence with a panel of experts including psychologists, law enforcement officials, and clergy members. We will explore topics ranging from the factors contributing to violence to how faith plays a role in the prevention of violence. Through this dialogue, we seek to bring love and peace in the midst of the reality that is gun violence in our communities.
About our forum panelists:
• Dr. Monicah Muhomba, PhD, is a psychologist who works in the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Nashville. She maintains a faculty appointment at Vanderbilt University.
• Brad Fiscus is the Director of Next Gen Discipleship and the staff person for Safe Spaces Ministries in the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed 13 years in public education and now serves as a member of the Williamson County Board of Education. He is also a candidate for Tennessee House of Representatives for District 63 in Williamson County.
• Sergeant Jon Boese is a 23-year veteran of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department who is presently assigned to the Specialized Investigations Division, the department’s largest component of undercover and plainclothes detectives. Sergeant Boese is a supervisor in the Security Threat Section, Counter Terrorism Unit.
• Dr. Davis Chappell is the Senior Pastor at Brentwood United Methodist Church, having spent 30 years before that in ministry in North Georgia. Davis completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at Perkins School of Theology (Southern Methodist University) in 2008.
• Joe Rodgers is a professor of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. After spending 31 years in the Psychology Department at the University of Oklahoma, he moved to Vanderbilt in 2012 to direct the Quantitative Methods program and to conduct NIH-sponsored research in adolescent and young adult development.
This forum will be held on September 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Haney Hall at Brentwood United Methodist Church (309 Franklin Road). Childcare is available for 5th grade and under with advanced notice. Please fill out the form below to request childcare, and Kathleen Argueta will be in contact with you.