Mental Health Initiative Trainings

Over 200 people attended Mental Health First Aid trainings coordinated by the Bishop’s Taskforce during 2018! Additional training events are now being planned for 2019.

Upcoming Conference Sponsored Trainings

Northwest District
January 12, 2019
Grace UMC, 311 2nd Ave W, Spencer, IA    
Instructor:  Carolyn Salberg, Hope Haven

Registration closed

East Central District
February 16, 2019
Deep River UMC, 304 3rd St, Deep River,  IA 52222
Instructors:  TBD    


Additional Trainings - (Details TBD)

Central District
February or March, 2019
First UMC,  202 W. Main St., Marshalltown, IA 50158 
Instructors:  Patti Treibel Leeds and Kathy Johnson

Southeast District
February or March, 2019
Instructors TBD

Northwest District
March or April, 2019
Sioux City
Instructors:  Patty Erickson Puttmann and Sgt Lee Blanchard

East Central
March or April, 2019
Lovely Lane, Cedar Rapids, 2424 42nd St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Instructors:  Kathy Johnson and Jessica Smith-Duggan

Questions:  If you have any questions, please contact Kathi Mitchell, Iowa UMC Mental Health Task Force Site Coordinator: or text/call 563-419-6795

Number of individuals trained by district as of Dec 15, 2018

Central District


East Central District


North Central District


South Central District


North East District


South West District


North West District


South East District