Fr. James Swarthout to Speak at Annual Breakfast

March 23, 2018

The Rev. James E. Swarthout will be the featured speaker at the United Voices for Children’s Annual Breakfast on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018.  Fr. Jim Swarthout has been involved in mental health and addiction counseling for more than 33 years. He has master’s degrees in Divinity and Social Work and is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Intervention Professional. He is Director of Clergy and Alumni Relations for Rosecrance Health Network. His work is to align interdenominational awareness and support for bishops, clergy and faith communities. Within Rosecrance Fr. Jim is also engaged working with Trauma and Invitational Intervention.  At the Breakfast Fr. Jim will speak on “’The Art of Possibility.”

United Voices for Children (UVC) is a coalition of  congregations, agencies, groups and individuals in the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church that speaks and acts on behalf of children, youth and families in need.   At the Annual Breakfast UVC will honor the many congregations and individuals who are supporting its mission.  In addition, UVC will present three awards to honor extraordinary volunteer service or advocacy efforts on behalf of children, youth and/or families in Northern Illinois.  Learn more about UVC and its programs at

The UVC Annual Breakfast will be held at 6:45 a.m. at the Pheasant Run Resort, in St. Charles, Illinois, during the session of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference.  Advance reservations (cost of $20) are requested to by May 25, 2018.