2018 Region 7 Conference - 13-14 April at Good Samaritan Church

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego will host a healing conferenceon April 13-14 entitled 

“Answering the Call to Heal.” Our keynote speaker is Fr. John Rice, retired Episcopal Priest from North Carolina. There will be four workshops: 

Background Information for the speakers for the 13-14 April Regional OSL Conference

Rev. John Rice

Following twenty four years of parish ministry in Episcopal churches, Rev. John Rice left parish ministry in 2012 in response to God’s call to focus more of his time and energy on restoring and growing Jesus’ healing ministry. He describes his teaching ministry as a way “to encourage, equip, and empower God’s people for Jesus’ healing ministry” .

Since 2009, John has led four OSL ministry teams to bring Jesus’ healing ministry to the Diocese of Durgapur, located in northeastern India. During the last 20 years, he has taught and preached on healing prayer ministry in churches throughout the United States. John recently completed a DVD teaching series of five healing prayer workshops. This new educational resource, “Equipping the Saints for Jesus’ Healing Ministry” was created for use in churches, small groups, and OSL Chapters.

John and his wife, Debra, live in Burnsville, North Carolina. Helping create a healing ministry in a local prison and at a nearby mountainside retreat center (High Pastures) are new opportunities for ministry in his hometown area. Otherwise, family life, lots of gardening and a little fishing keep John well occupied when home.

Titles of John’s talks:“Cold Love,” “Called to Bless,” and “Come Holy Spirit”

Kathryn Brinton MBA, University of San Francisco, is an active member of St. Peter’s Del Mar Healing Prayer Team, and a member of Daughters of the King, St. Hilda of Whitby Chapter.  Kathryn has served as a board member and co-convener of the San Diego Chapter of OSL since 2015.

Title and summary of Workshop:

 “Abandonment, Loss, Trauma and the Adopted Child”

 Kathryn will share her insight into the adopted child’s experience of abandonment, loss, and trauma and its physical, emotional and psychological consequences. Understanding the child’s struggles can lead us to compassion, expressive prayer, and becoming effective instruments of God’s healing love.


The Reverend Christopher Golding is passionate about the transforming and healing love of Christ Jesus. Currently the Vicar of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Kailua, Hawaii, he has served in parish church and school chaplaincy positions in rural and urban contexts in Australia and the United States since 2011. A member of the Order of St. Luke from 2012 and State Chaplain in Hawaii from 2017, Christopher hopes to see a renewed interest in sacramental healing ministry within churches and in other ministry contexts. Christopher is married to Julia and has two children: Phoebe (6) and James (5).

Title and Summary of Workshop

“The Holy Eucharist: Food and Fuel for the Healing Ministry”

With the liturgical renewal movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the Eucharist or Holy Communion has once again taken the central place in the worship life of many mainline protestant churches. However, the relationship between the Eucharist and the Healing Ministry is often neglected or unexamined. This workshop will explore some of the theological connections between these sacramental ministries, allowing participants to consider, in a new way, how the Holy Eucharist is indeed food and fuel for the Healing Ministry.

Title of Workshop:  “The Trinity of Healing"

Donald James Malcolm graduate of Biola University with BA in History and also Biblical Studies, MBS International School of Theology, served with Campus Crusade for Christ from 1970-74 Wash. State Univ.. From 1975 was with Agape Italia (CCC) in Italy directing campus ministry in Florence and Rome, also acting national director for Greece for 2 years, National Director for Agape Italia and ministry with wife, Laura called Agape Art in Italy and Europe.  Has done special projects in Malawi, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and India.  Worked 8 years in Italy also with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Florence.  Served 38 years in Italy, and now lives with wife, Laura, in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
Laura Eastman Malcolm- graduate of Smith College in Art History, worked 7 years with the Christian Broadcasting Network as writer, producer, and director of film, fashion designer NYC, Executive Ministry-CCC-NYC, married in 1990 to Donald and has served with him in the National Ministry of Agape Italia (CCC) and Agape Art.  On-going humanitarian projects from Afghanistan, Italy, to presently in India.
Title of Workshop

 “The Trinity of Healing”


Doug and Sheri Shannep are experienced in the healing ministry as prayer ministers as well as teachers in a variety seminars, intensives, and mentoring groups. They received extensive training from both the MacNutt’s Christian Healing Ministry Schools of Healing Prayer as well as from Charles Kraft in spiritual warfare, inner healing and deliverance prayer. They have ministered at New Hope Church and were the directors of Jesus Ministry for a number of years. They come to OSL with an extensive background and as experienced practitioners of healing prayer.

Title and summary of Workshop:

“An Integrative Model of Healing”

The workshop will provide a comprehensive look at the various types of healing prayer. See how they interact with one another in order to bring healing for a variety of causes that afflict us. Learn to be more discerning regarding the appropriate type of prayer to use. Receive instruction on a basic inner healing approach.