The Yale and greater New Haven community are invited to a public conversation with G. Scott Morris ‘79 M.Div. on Friday, September 29. Morris, who has an M.D. in addition to his divinity degree, will discuss the subject of the transformational leadership course he is teaching at YDS that weekend: “Leadership in the Pilgrimage of Faith and Health.”
The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the YDS Common Room, with Morris taking questions from Associate Dean Bill Goettler and audience members.
Scott Morris is founder and CEO of Church Health, a Memphis, Tenn.-based health care ministry. Supported by faith and medical communities, the ecumenical ministry averages 70,000 patient visits a year. A board-certified family practice physician and an ordained United Methodist pastor, Morris is a leading voice for physicians’ healthy self-care and the author of God, Health & Happiness (Barbour Publishing, 2012).
Morris holds an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and received his medical training at Emory. He founded Church Health in 1987, choosing to locate it in Memphis because of the city’s ranking as one of the poorest large cities in the U.S. He and a nurse saw 12 patients on the clinic’s first day, beginning a remarkable story that has seen this ministry, with the help of many doctors, nurses, dentists, and others, become the largest faith-based healthcare organization of its type in the country. A video will be available after the event on the YDS YouTube channel.