Back to Junior High – Readings

Oncology chaplain and popular guest speaker, Michael Eselun will share some deeply personal reflections about junior high school–  a pivotal and often painful time that leaves indelible memories for many of us.  In dialogue with some of those 13-year-old’s perceptions, what might be discovered about inherent worth, dignity and compassion?

Michael Eselun, BCC, serves as the oncology chaplain for the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology.  He speaks extensively to doctors, nurses, social workers, patient populations and faith communities across the country about his work.  Michael weaves stories with insight, vulnerability and humor to wrap around the larger questions of life, mortality and meaning. He has also been an active educator and activist, addressing anti-LGBT bias for well over 25 years.  He has a TED talk and has been published widely in journals and periodicals.  He will have 4 volumes of CD’s available for purchase after the service—each including 3 of his talks.  Volume 4 is brand new!