6th Spiritual Care Summit: Spirituality and Addiction

All Clergy, Spiritual Leaders, Veterans, Health Care Workers, and All Interested, are invited to join us for a special half-day Summit on October 25th as we learn more about the importance of Spirituality in relation to addiction and recovery. Addiction is really a deep spiritual hunger—a yearning for fulfillment, connectedness, meaning, and wholeness.  A state of intoxication for addicts and alcoholics can mimic a feeling of meaningfulness. For our Veterans and many others, drug and alcohol use becomes a temporary respite from his/her spiritual quest.


Summit Information


Thursday, October 25, 2018

8:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast/Registration

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Program and Lunch



Clovis Veterans Memorial District – Independence Room

808 Fourth St., Clovis, CA  93612



Email by October 12, 2018 to terry.rommereim@va.gov

Please state the names of those attending and those having lunch

For questions, call 559-225-6100, ext. 5351


Presentations and Speakers

“Spirituality and Addiction: A Journey of Association and Connection”

Dr. Hani Khouzam, MD, MPH, FAPA – Physician, VA Sacramento


Interview and Testimony

VA Chaplain Terry Rommereim and Manuel Aguilar, Vietnam Veteran


“Total Life Recovery”

Tod Harris, Executive Director, Total Life Change, Fresno CA.



JC Cook, U.S. Navy Veteran

Cassandra Cook, Women Warriors Program Coordinator, Our Heroes’ Dreams