2014 Conference

The First Peace of Mind Tyler Conference

Every day, more than 80 Americans decide to end their life. 70 percent of these people, have a mental illness. Texas ranks among the lowest in the nation for spending on mental health.


    Dr. Matthew Standford

      Amy Simpson

        Dr. Dan Morehead

          Kay Warren


          Reginald Garrett of Tyler, Texas, shares his family’s story of struggling with their son and his mental health issues.

          Doug McSwane of Tyler, Texas, shares his personal story about his family’s journey with a son with mental illness – and his desire that others will find help and hope through the Peace of Mind Tyler Conference on Sept. 20.

          Dr. Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology, neuroscience and biomedical studies at Baylor University. His research on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith has been featured by Fox, the New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, Yahoo, and U.S. News & World Report.

          Kay Warren was our lunch speaker for the Peace of Mind Tyler Conference Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Kay co-founded Saddleback Church with her husband Rick Warren in Lake Forest, California.

          Dr. Dan Morehead was our guest speaker to discuss the brain and mental ilnness. He has been a highly esteemed psychiatrist in Austin since 2001.

          Amy Simpson is the award-winning author of Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission (InterVarsity Press). She also serves as editor of Christianity Today’s Gifted for Leadership, Senior Editor of Leadership Journal, a speaker, and a Co-Active personal and professional coach.

          Ed Stetzer oversees all activities of the LifeWay Insights division, including LifeWay Research, Corporate Communications and Ministry Development.

          Personal Story of local family, The McSwanes.

          On September 29, 2012 it was announced that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI had chosen Bishop Strickland as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Tyler.


          Kay Warren

          Kay Warren speaks about loss of her son during Peace of Mind Tyler conference.

          Tyler Paper Article

          Dan Morehead

          “The Physical Realities of Mental Illness.” A handout from Dr. Morehead’s presentation.

          Mental Illness Presentation Handout

          VIDEO: Mental, spiritual health focus at conference.

          Tyler Paper Article with video