In this leadership role Dr. Saugh will provide leadership to train, empower, collaborate, and co-ordinate with the health ministry directors of each conference. In this role, he will serve to liaise between the national and regional/conference HM directors in helping to provide any resources and planning for any regional or Canadian health ministry events/programs.
The HM role will be rolled out by having two working groups: first, an HM Advisory consisting of all the HM regional directors including the NAD HM Director (ex officio) and, second, a health standing committee that will be composed of health professionals and lay individuals from across Canada, including the SDACC administration. This will help to inform and shape the health ministries across Canada more comprehensively and effectively.
Daniel Saugh brings a background of pastoral ministry, military/police chaplaincy, health promotion/education with emphasis in lifestyle intervention, with an MPH from Loma Linda University and a PhD in mental health/psychotherapy and spiritual care from Wilfrid Laurier University.
“It is a privilege to serve in this capacity to work together with our gifted members, churches, conference, and union leadership,” says Daniel Saugh. “As the world rapidly changes, like never before we are to reclaim this unique message God entrusted to us and proclaim more prominently our health ministry and ‘restore the right arm of the gospel.’”