Building Bridges 2020 Community Experience
If you want to register for the whole event it is October 1 and 2, 9 am to 3 pm.
On October 2nd at 10am you are invited to join a discussion facilitated by Pastor Carrie and featuring
our own Judge Heather Russell of Cincinnati Change Court to talk about the role of the church and
specialty courts in changing lives in the community. This is part of a 2-day “Building Bridges
Community Experience hosted by our West Ohio Conference All In Community team. This is a free
event and registration is open now. To register, go to www.westohioumc.org/buildingbridgesofopportunity.
Over the last few years, we have seen an increase in specialty courts that address issues of
addiction, mental illness, human trafficking, and reentry. In this session, our panel looks at how
courts and community partners are navigating the handoff from court to community during the
pandemic when community resources are strapped, court services are disrupted and social
distancing is our current new normal.
Honorable Timothy Kuhlman, Toledo Municipal Court
Tom Luettke, Reentry Coalition of Northwest Ohio
Honorable Heather Russell, Cincinnati CHANGE Court
Hannah Estabrook, Columbus CATCH Court
Moderator: Pastor Carrie Jena, Cheviot United Methodist Church