Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Thursday, October 11
Noon-1:45 p.m.

Touching Elbows, Changing Lives

Bertice Berry, Ph.D.
Sociologist, Author, and Humorist

“Your Purpose is not your job, it’s your calling.” In this presentation,  sociologist,  best-selling author,  lecturer, and humorist,  Bertice Berry, Ph.D., will inspire and uplift our league of motivated, purpose-led servant-leaders. In a time of limited resources and division, she will remind us of our calling to touch elbows and bring positive change to our communities and the lives of the people we serve.  You will laugh, feel, and be inspired to continue on your path of purpose.

Bertice Berry, Ph.D., is a sociologist and best-selling author who has been named Comedian of The Year, Lecturer of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. She has published 11 best-selling books, and has won numerous awards for her writing and presentations. Berry had her own nationally syndicated television show, and has hosted, interviewed, and made numerous television, documentary, and radio appearances on venues that include The Tonight ShowOprah Winfrey, Between The LionsCrossfire20/20, NPR, PBS, and Comedy Central. She has led parades, had classrooms named after her, and has been awarded more than 10 honorary doctorates. At the age of 26, Berry earned her doctoral degree from Kent State University, and still sees her most fulfilling achievement as that of mother to her five adopted children.