“Thank you again for presenting for us yesterday. You ROCKED the house! We have an evaluation form that we use at the end of each meeting, and all the reviews for your presentation were 5-star. A lot of great, positive, feedback.
The social workers, who are the primary clinicians (outside of nursing) working with our residents with mental illness, and really needed a greater understanding of what folks with these medical conditions are going through, so it was truly great to hear it directly from your perspective---especially the what not and what to say, and your use of animal stories to support your talking points held everyone captive and attentive during the entire presentation.
Thank you so much again. You were a God send!”
RN, BSN, MSN, C-NE, CHPN, RAC-CT, SWOC QS Nurse Consultant
David 'Woody' Bartley has become a trusted advisor and leader in the development of a mental health ministry at Auburn Pioneer United Methodist Church. He has developed a series of sermons and workshops that break down the walls of fear with a message of hope, treatment and recovery. Woody hits the stigma of mental illness head on with his direct and engaging message.
Woody has a wonderful heart for this ministry that comes through in his sermons and workshops. Having a personal experience with mental illness, he speaks with a passion that captures and motivates his audience. He consistently has a line of people wanting to talk with him after his message.
Woody is an excellent speaker and is in high demand at many churches in our area. I am proud to call Woody a brother in Christ and a true friend.
-Rev. Gary McAnally
Former Sr. Pastor
Pioneer United Methodist Church