Lane Johnson guest preacher at Equipping the Saints 2014

Jan. 24, 2014 at midnight
Updated Jan. 23, 2014 at 7:24 p.m.

Lane Johnson is the guest preacher for the opening communion service at Equipping the Saints 2014 hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, on Feb. 1. Johnson will also be leading one of the many workshops offered during the course of the day.

The conference is for laity and clergy in an eight-county area sponsored by the Bluebonnet Conference of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregations, however, anyone may attend.

Early registration is requested and area Lutheran Churches have registration materials available or attendees can go to the website:

Persons can also contact the host congregation Trinity at 361-573-4725 or 361-573-4796.

Email is also accepted at,

You can also contact Pastor Herb Beyer, Bluebonnet Conference Dean/ETS Chair at 361-798-0155 or email him at

Johnson has been practicing as a licensed professional counselor for more than 30 years. He was in private practice for 23 of those years. He is the associate executive director/clinical services of Gulf Bend Center.

He is board certified in professional counseling, a diplomate member of the American Psychotherapy Association, a diplomate and certified sports counselor with the National Institute of Sports, and he is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

Johnson is a critical incident consultant for municipalities and private industry. He is certified in crisis response and recovery through the Austin Office of Emergency Management in Austin. He is also an ordained Methodist pastor and serves the First Presbyterian Church in Yorktown.

As a performance consultant Lane works with professional groups and athletes specializing in team building, skills and performance enhancement and executive coaching. He is the founder and owner of The Head Coach, a life coaching business dedicated to improving performance through mental attitude and mental preparedness.

He presents on topics including stress management, anger, fitness, humor, relationships, self-esteem and ethics. With an eclectic background and training as a therapist, theologian and athlete, Johnson's work offers a unique blend and balance of body, mind and soul.

The daylong event also includes gardening-related workshops led by Master Gardeners, along with Texas Impact Director Bee Moorhead addressing the Christian and political involvement, Obamacare and a concern of many Texans - water.

Registered and licensed Dietitian nutritionist Elizabeth Sommerfeld will speak to issues related to the health of children and adults, seminary professors and pastors addressing matters of Bible and faith, ministry and mission.

Clinician, recitalist and chamber musician Marsha K. Seale will speak to matters of worship and music.

Mark Schoepp of the national Wheat Ridge Ministries will address brain health, health and care ministries.



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