October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Indiana Weslayan University
4100 Rockside Rd
Independence, OH 44131
Marilyn Weitzel


Contact Hours:  CE Contact Hours have been requested. For additional information contact Harriet Coeling: hcoeling@kent.edu


Saturday October 13, 2018
Registration 8:45 AM
Seminar 9 AM – 12:25 PM with break for refreshments


  • General Fee $25
  • Retired RN (65+) $21
  • NCF Member $20
  • NCF Member (Retired) $19
  • Non Professional Staff $15
  • Student (FT Undergrad) $4
  • NCF Student (FT Undergrad) $3
    Add $5 to fee if after October 5, 2018

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Karen Tripp MS, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
President and Founder of Cancer Companions Karen has counseled many families experiencing illness and trauma, including cancer, throughout her practice as a
marriage and family therapist. From that experience, she has developed a program that specializes in helping patients and caregivers experiencing cancer in any phase from diagnosis to post-treatment. Cancer Companions is a ministry for the layperson to use with the guidance of clergy in walking alongside those experiencing cancer. The focus is on inviting the patient and caregiver to grow closer to God and look to Jesus for care and compassion.

Marilyn Weitzel RN, Ph.D.
Affiliate Faculty of Indiana Wesleyan University Marilyn has cared for pediatric and adult patients and families with cancer throughout her career. She finds strength and
hope in a personal relationship with Jesus and takes the opportunity to share Him with others. Dr. Weitzel is a volunteer for Cancer Companions. In this role, she has facilitated groups in support of those who have cancer and those who are caregivers. Formerly, Dr. Weitzel was the Ohio representative and spoke to clergy and parishioners about Cancer Companions and also oriented volunteers / Companions. Currently, she is active in the Journey (Cancer Companion) group at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church.

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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