About 900 National Church Residence employees gathered in Columbus for the 2017 National Conference, “The Mission is Me,” from Sept. 25-28. The conference, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, gave employees from all regional and corporate offices opportunities to fellowship and support one another.
The conference began with an address by President and CEO Mark Ricketts, who painted a vision for the organization’s future while welcoming employees to the conference. Television personality and journalist Joan Lunden also spoke about the importance on living your best and healthiest life. Executive Vice President Michelle Norris talked about the importance of caring for yourself when you are doing mission work. She gave the first of several updates on the situation of three National Church Residences properties in Puerto Rico.
The next day brought classes where employees discussed the importance of communications, philanthropy, social media and public speaking, among other topics. Following the day of presentations, the day ended with an awards dinner where many property managers in different properties were honored. The rest of the conference provided more insight of hot topic issues happening in communities and offering support and guidance.