Casey Clardy, PhD, MDiv
What part of CCHF's mission and vision excites you the most?
As Christians what does the Lord require of us? To do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). I interpret this commandment as a mandate to serve the "least of these" (Matthew 25:40). Throughout my career and ministry I have consistently sought opportunities to use my training as a clinical psychologist to serve underserved populations who do not typically have access to quality, affordable, holistic care. I find myself most energized and alive when placed in roles where I am able to encourage, equip, and educate. Doing so within the body of Christ and the community of CCHF, as an expression of a biblical call to justice with the underserved in healthcare alongside fellow co-laborers in Christ is a natural expression of my call to ministry, so the mission of CCHF has a clear resonance for me.
Tell us about your past involvement with CCHF.
Five years ago, I attended my first CCHF conference as a new employee of Lawndale Christian Health Center and I have not missed a CCHF conference since then! I had never previously been to a conference that blended scholarly input, practical application, and ministry encouragement and wisdom, along with clinical skills, techniques, and personal application from the plenary speakers and workshop presenters. Many of my most powerful experiences have occurred during CCHF conferences as they have often been a time of spiritual renewal, encouragement, and prophetic equipping.