Past Events 2017-05-09T08:15:47+00:00

Past Events

Below are videos and info from the SJEC’s most recent event.  We have a fall and spring event each year.  Check out our “Next Event” page to see what’s on the horizon!

When the Way Out Seems Out of Reach:

   Preventing & Coping with Suicide


On April 1, 2017, Randy Kiel was the keynote speaker for our 7th annual Ministers of Compassion event.  Randy’s talk included:

          • Insights about the struggles faced by those contemplating suicide

          • How we can help

          • How stress and depression affects almost everyone we know 

          • Both a psychological approach and a ministerial approach

To contact Randy Kiel, email

Click the videos below in their numbered sequence to hear Randy’s talk as well as the Q & A session when he fielded questions.

Randy Kiel, M.A, is the founder of Kardia Counseling.  Randy is a licensed mental health counselor with a private practice of psychotherapy and counseling in central Iowa.  With more than twenty years of  clinical experience, Randy has spent over 40,000 hours sitting with people to learn how to care for them and their needs.   Randy has been married for more than 30 years and has 4 children.

Keynote Part 1

Keynote Part 2

Keynote Part 3

Keynote Part 4

Q & A