Healthy Churches

2030 Annual Conference

Virtual & Life Changing

The Intersection of Trauma on Black Health, Religion and Life

The COVID-19 global pandemic, alarming rates of mental illness, food insecurity, and the ongoing assault of racism, reflect the public health challenges and injustice that Black people face on a daily basis. Let's work together to stop this trauma.

We extend an invitation to all pastors, ministers, public health leaders, churches, community activists, missionaries, deacons, community health workers, health care professionals, corporate leaders, and all who believe in health equity and justice for Black people!

Why Attend?

The mission of the 9th Annual 2030 Healthy Churches Conference is to properly equip churches and congregational health ministries with the tools and resources needed to maintain a healthy, thriving wellness ministry. The goal is to aid in the elimination of health disparities in the Black community and bring awareness to the many traumas that exist under the surface of daily life for the Black community.


  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Genetic Disorders
  • HIV Treatment & Prevention
  • Men's Health
  • Women's Health
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • And More


  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Genetic Disorders
  • HIV Treatment & Prevention
  • Men's Health
  • Women's Health
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • And More

4-day virtual experience

We want to equip YOU with the insights, training, skills and tools needed to serve your community.

4 Days of Insights

50+ Speakers

30 + Exhibitors

35 Keynotes & Symposium Sessions

Register Today

Registration includes access to keynotes, symposiums, panels, musical performances, fitness, nutrition and more! Network with attendees and get access to on-demand content up to 365 days after the conference. Tier pricing when you register a group of 20 or more individuals!

What’s Included?

  • Access to the 4-day virtual conference, including plenary sessions, training institutes, symposiums, evening activities and Best Practice Awards ceremony.
  • Entrance to three virtual exhibit halls, networking platform, and social media lounge.
  • Opportunity to win prizes through participation in the Leaderboard Activities.
  • Learn health and wellness tips and tricks from experts in the field.
  • On-demand access to the virtual conference platform for 365 days post-conference.
  • And Much More!

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Are You Ready To Make a Difference?

2022 Conference Speakers

Dr. Pernessa C. Seele

Founder and CEO of The Balm In Gilead, Inc.

Dr. Pernessa C. Seele, Founder and CEO of The Balm In Gilead, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is a phenomenal trailblazer. Dr. Seele is celebrating over 30 years

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Bishop Horace E. Smith, MD

Conference Chair

Bishop Horace E. Smith is a man gifted with a passion for God's Word coupled with a love for God's people. He has a contagious spirit of generosity that overflows in every

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Dr. Thema Bryant

Keynote Speaker: State of the Union on Black Health

Dr. Thema Bryant is the president-elect of the American Psychological Association, the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology

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Keynote Speaker: Transformation Hour

With conversation rising about the number of teens committing suicide, the heightened conversations around mental health awareness and suicide prevention

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Sheryl Lee Ralph

Emmy Award Winning Actress Author, Producer, Activist, Los Angeles, CA

From bringing characters to life on screen, performing on Broadway, producing, landing the title of national bestselling author with her literary debut, and her deep rooted philanthropic endeavors which touch lives across the

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Charles Jenkins II

Faith Leader, Social Engineer, Entrepreneur, Idea Maker Chicago, IL

Faith Leader, Social Engineer, Entrepreneur, Idea Maker, Communicator, and Friend are just some of the words that describe Charles Jenkins. He is a multi-award winning gospel artist and producer. Jenkins

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Frequently Asked Questions:

About The Virtual Conference

The Balm In Gilead Inc. will host the 9th Annual Healthy Churches 2030 Conference on the vFairs Virtual Conference platform. vFairs is a visually rich online platform that gives our attendees from all over the world the chance to interact virtually with the nation's top public health and faith leaders and get information and resources they can use in their ministerial and community programs.
Sessions will be live with an interactive Q & A session unless otherwise noted. Symposiums and Institutes will take place via vFairs. There is no need to download any additional equipment to access the session. Like when attending the conference on-site, you will be allowed to select which sessions you'd like to attend virtually. It is up to you to decide which sessions interest you in a given time block and to attend those sessions as desired.
The Healthy Churches 2030 Conference Best Practice Awards Ceremony will highlight congregations from across the United States who are doing extraordinary work in health promotion.
Your virtual conference registration includes access to all plenary and virtual session recordings approximately 96 hours after the session concludes. Don't worry; you can view any sessions you missed as soon as the recordings for those sessions are made available on vFairs. Note that not all sessions are being recorded. However, those that are will be available for you to access at no additional charge using a conference login for 365 days.
You can download documents from any sponsor or partner by clicking the "Document" tab on their stand in the Exhibit Hall, which will show you the different documents that different sponsors and partners have uploaded. By clicking "Download," your selected document(s) will be added to your Virtual Swag Bag, and you can download them all at once when you exit the Healthy Churches 2030 Virtual Conference.

Technical Requirements

Most up-to-date computers and mobile devices such as laptops, desktops, and handheld tablets can run the virtual conference. Once the Healthy Churches 2030 Conference platform is open to attendees, you will be able to perform a systems check to determine if your device can support the virtual conference.
vFairs runs on the cloud, so you will not need to install software to access the virtual conference. All you will need is a standard web browser and a stable internet connection. The platform is mobile-friendly, allowing you to engage on the go.
If you are experiencing any technical difficulties, please visit the Virtual Information Desk. A member of the technical team will assist you.


Registration starts on September 7th and ends on November 7th. Individual and group registration will be done via the Healthy Churches 2030 Conference website. Individual and group registrations are paid via credit card or eCheck. We do not offer refunds.
The cost of registration is $75.00 per attendee. For groups of 20 or more, we offer tier pricing. Please visit the registration tab for details.
Group registrations must be paid for with a single credit card or eCheck purchase. Individual payments are not accepted. Discounts cannot be issued retroactively. If you have questions about group registration, you can get in touch with Keisha Curry, the Conference Registration Coordinator, at
No, only one login is permitted into the system at a time. You are issued one login during registration that is created from your individual email address.
Cash is not an acceptable form of payment. An eCheck is an accepted form of payment.
Before the virtual conference starts, you will get an email with clear instructions on how to connect to the website for the virtual conference.
  1. The Balm In Gilead, Inc. requires all conference attendees to be at least 18 years of age. Children under age 18 are not permitted to use our platform to access the Healthy Churches 2030 Conference.
  2. Attendees must initiate a chat with an exhibitor.
  3. Attendees taking part in webinars can submit questions through designated Q & A features.
  4. Attendees are reminded to keep all correspondence polite and courteous.
  5. The virtual conference will be monitored by vFairs and The Balm In Gilead’s staff. For any assistance during or after the event, email and your query will be dealt with as soon as possible.
  6. For details regarding personal data, please see our privacy policy.
  1. By registering, I acknowledge and agree to the Private Policy of The Balm in Gilead, Inc. I am 18 years of age or older and consent to the processing of my personal data per the terms outlined below.
  2. The Balm In Gilead, Inc. processes your personal information for the use of our organization and provides our users with the services needed during the Healthy Churches 2030 Annual Conference. By accepting our Privacy Policy (and in some jurisdictions, by acknowledging this policy), you confirm that you have read and understood this policy, including how and why we use your information.