Most of us know how to become physically fit but how much do you know about emotional fitness? We work hard, manage difficult relationships and traumatic events and just keep moving forward thinking we can outrun depression and burnout. Is it time to make some new choices in your life? Join Chris Brooks for a crucial conversation about emotional health and how to achieve it, for our good and God’s glory - on this edition of Equipped.
John Opalewski and his wife Laura founded Converge Coaching to promote a working model that enables leaders to be effective while maintaining health in their personal lives. The model promotes a sound approach to mental & emotional health, to proper boundary setting and the priority of a leader’s family over work. John served for 15 years as a pastor and has worked in the business world for nearly two decades in multiple leadership roles. John’s experience as a leader in both business and church arenas has made him a sought-after speaker, consultant and mentor.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.