Virtual Summit 2022

93 Days
All levels
30 lessons
0 quizzes
177 students


  • No Prior First Place for Health experience needed.

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July 29-30, 2022

A Summit Experience for Whole Person Wellness.

Break through barriers that prevents you from experiencing the abundant life God has planned.

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Why Choose Summit


In person or a click away to healthy solutions


Jesus Christ holds the key to our transformation.

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$99 jam packed practical tools & tips

Key Note Speakers

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Vicki Heath

Vicki, National Director, is an example of a radical, but humble, devoted follower of Christ. She understands the struggle for health and wellness is real, but worth it. She dances, jumps and limps her way to health.

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Sherry Leggett

Sherry has a true passion for helping people achieve a well-balanced life. In 2014, she was named a Top 100 Wellness Professionals in America by the Wellness Council of America.

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Carole Lewis

Carole, National Director Emeritus, is an International speaker and has authored fifteen books emphasizing personal and spiritual balance, fitness, encouragement and temperament analysis. Her audiences know her as warm, transparent, honest and humorous.

Darin Mirante

Darin Mirante

Darin is Lead Pastor of First Church of Christ. He has a Masters degree  in Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University. He and wife Emilee enjoy life with their 4 year-old son Levi and a 1 year-old daughter Amelia. Darin enjoys reading, playing pickleball, and hanging with the family.

Seminar Speakers

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Helen Baratta

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Removing Spiritual Blindness from our Lives

We will look at removing the Spiritual Blindness from our lives. It’s only when we look in God’s Word – the mirror that we see ourselves with clarity and through God’s grace that we understand what we see. When we don’t have God’s word to guide us, our blinding sin keeps us from seeing clearly. We make excuses and exaggerate our circumstances. “It was too hard”, “I tried”, “I’m a failure”, or “It’s not my fault”. Learn how to embrace the grace and freedom God has planned for us.

Liz Berbano

Dr. Liz Berbano

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith and Dr. Liz Berbano Board-certified Internal Medicine Physicians join together to discuss the challenges we face with:
– Gaining weight
– Struggling with confidence
– Can’t exercise like I used to
– Pre, peri, post: menopause
– Feel like I can’t keep up

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Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith and Dr. Liz Berbano Board-certified Internal Medicine Physicians join together to discuss the challenges we face with:
– Gaining weight
– Struggling with confidence
– Can’t exercise like I used to
– Pre, peri, post: menopause
– Feel like I can’t keep up

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Charlotte Davis

Gratification vs. Growling: Staying Satisfied While Losing Weight

Hunger is your body’s natural cue that it needs more food. Many people give up on trying to lose weight because, when they start eating less, they feel “deprived” and hungry. Did you know that there are specific foods that can actually help control your appetite, making you feel more “full” and satisfied during your weight loss journey? Our amazing God created specific hormones in our intricately-designed bodies to regulate appetite, and our food choices and eating behaviors can affect the levels of those hormones. Come to this session for some healthy, practical tips for decreasing hunger–and set yourself up for weight loss SUCCESS!

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Jeanne Donovan

As a child, the only place she could truly be herself was tucked away in a secret place where no one could find her. Only when she was in her hiding place would she let herself cry. Yet even there, God was reaching out to Jeanne, calling her to find her refuge in Him. In this workshop Jeanne will share her personal story of how a shooting taught her that it is often through the hardest trials that we understand that Jesus is our perfect hiding place.

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Grace Fox

“I’m not good enough” is an example of mistaken thinking with which many struggle. This workshop, based on the FP4H Bible study Forever Changed, presents five truths to replace wrong thoughts about our identity. By discovering and learning to live from the truth about how God sees us, we can fully embrace our God-given potential and purpose.

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Vicki Heath

What to do When Your “Check Engine” Light Comes On: Overcoming Health Issues as We Age.

You exercise. You eat right. You’re in pretty good shape for someone your age. Still, getting older can bring on health problems as our bodies change. Not everyone will get them. But some medical conditions become more common or more serious after we get a few decades under our belts. Join Vicki Heath as she shares strategies for overcoming health issues as we age.

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Megan Keefe

Getting Healthy can be something easily put off, especially when we think we are not doing that bad. In what area of your life do you need a check up? A closer look? When we put any part of our 4-sided person on the back burner, we are not living our best balanced life. Dive into John chapter 5 with Megan for a Jesus centered wellness check up and see how you are really doing.

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Christin Ditchfield Lazo

The Bible tells us we’re so much “more than conquerors,” and it’s true! In this session, Christin shares specific strategies that will help you find victory even in the most difficult battles — when you’re fighting for your health and wellness AND facing major life changes, challenges, and transitions.

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Sherry Leggett

The Fit & Feisty “Four-Sided Person”

Using the First Place for Health four-sided person model, this interactive session will give you steps to reset for transformative goals.

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Carole Lewis

10 Important Lessons I’ve Learned in First Place for Health

Carole has been involved in FP4H for over 40 years and will share lessons learned that changed her life forever.

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Lisa Lewis

Think you don’t have enough time to make a healthy dinner? Think again! Lisa shares her guide to cooking delicious, healthy recipes with minimal effort. Want practical tips to make cooking easier? You got it! Ways to cook once, eat twice? Okay! Best way to freeze leftovers? Yes! Ways to save money at the grocery store? It’s all in here, including a few recipes to try at home.


Lucinda McDowell

What keeps you going after failure, loss, discouragement or exhaustion?
In this short session, seasoned mentor Lucinda Secrest McDowell will share five vital life lessons she has learned (the hard way) about Precious, Pain, People, Provision, and Purpose. Join us for a spiritual boost of hope and wisdom! Lucinda’s newest First Place for Health Bible Study is “God’s Purpose for You” and she blogs weekly at

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Janet McHenry

Are you needing a breakthrough? Janet is the author of our newest Bible study, Break Through due to release in August 2022. Get ready to move from bondage to breakthrough.

Michelle Nietert

Michelle Nietert

When Eating Disorders, Chronic Illness, and Major Surgery Impact Your Health Journey

Michelle Nietert has been a licensed professional counselor and eating disorder specialist for over 25 years and the coauthor of the award winning book Loved and Cherished: 100 Devotions for Girls along with Make Up Your Mind: Unlock Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life and soon to be released God I Feel Sad: Bringing Big Emotions to a Bigger God series. A popular speaker on topics regarding mental health, faith and parenting, she is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts, including her own “Raising Mentally Healthy Kids.” She and her husband Drew have been married almost two decades with two school aged children. Connect with Michelle at Take the mindset quiz at


Karen Porter

Emotional Health: Freedom Through Simplicity

Learn how simplifying the world around you, includes your heart, mind and spirit.  Lose anxiety and burdens as we focus on all God has planned.


Maggie Rowe

Wit, Wisdom, and Wellness: A Southerner’s Guide to Healthy Living

What on God’s green earth does southern cooking have to do with a healthy, active lifestyle? The author of Life is Sweet,Y’all – the 1960’s household maven known simply as “Miss Maggie”, dishes on keeping fit in the land of deep-fried temptation.

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Pastor Steve Reynolds.

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “evangelism”? You might think of some person you know who is really gifted at telling people about Jesus. You may think of some method that you like to use in sharing your faith. But have you ever considered that wellness and weight loss are EFFECTIVE ways to connect people with Christ and your church. Join Pastor Steve Reynolds as he reveals four proven strategies for evangelizing your community through wellness and weight loss. He will provide some helpful ideas and insights into how Capital Baptist Church in Annandale, VA (right outside of Washington D.C.) makes it happen.

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Mary Ward

To Touch His Hem

Have you run out of human options or resources ? Do you want an encounter with Jesus that will make you well? How do we experience this? Let’s explore what is necessary to get the healing in body, soul, mind and spirit that you desire.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few answers to our most common questions

Come be rejuvenated and encouraged to a healthier you. Your wellness journey will feel richer with the open and honest dialogue of speakers who are walking their own wellness journey. Are you looking for a life changing experience? Summit will inspire you to a healthier you.

Anyone looking to engage in whole-person wellness that allows us to live freely in Christ.

All are welcome, no prior First Place for Health experience needed.

We believe any person who desires a healthy lifestyle can experience it through God’s truth.

We love that you want to attend Summit together. Please have each person register separately.

A week prior to Summit, we will send you a link to access the Virtual Summit.  You’ll use the same link to access Summit for 40 days.   We’ll also have an option available to access Summit as a permanent download.

Registration allows for one person to attend. Registration is nonrefundable. If you cancel or choose not to attend, please consider your fee a donation to our not for profit ministry.  You will have access to the the Summit video recordings for 40 days from enrollment.

The First Place For Health Participation Support Award (FP4H PSA) is made possible through the generous donations of thoughtful, caring FP4H participants that want to ensure others can participate in the FP4H program.  Our desire is that Applicants involved in our biblical weight loss program and events achieve wellness in mind, body, soul and spirit based on a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Apply for assistance at

Make a donation to assist others.

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The Hybrid Summit will broadcast live from Burlington, KY beginning Friday, July 29 at 1pm Eastern Time and ending Saturday July 30, 2022 at 4pm Eastern Time.  The Summit will be recorded and available along with the Pre-Recorded Seminar Sessions for 40 days.

You will have full access to all the Summit Recordings for 40 days beginning on July 29th for 40 days.

If you register before July 29th, you’ll have access to Summit from July 29th to September 7th.   If you register after July 29th, your 40 days will begin on the day you register.

Whether you attend in person or virtually, everyone will have access to the Summit materials for 40 days.

Yes!  Watch and listen on your iPhone, Android phone, laptop, desktop, or other Mobile device.  You will have 40 days of unlimited access to recordings of the sessions from the day you enroll. Or join us in person in Kentucky at First Church.

You can choose to attend online or attend in person.  You choose.  You can watch everything in your pajamas, if you want from the comfort of your own home or join us in person in Burlington, KY (a suburb of Cincinnati, OH).

The week prior to the event we will send you a link to access the virtual Summit online.

No, you will not need to pick your Seminar Sessions in advance. Once you are logged into the Virtual Summit, you will have the option to pick which Seminar Session you want to view first. Since all the Seminar Sessions will be available to you for 40 days, you will be able to return to the Virtual Summit website page at your convenience and watch all of the Seminar Sessions.

You will be able to access it as many times as you want for the 40 days.

The Seminar Sessions which are pre-recorded will be available starting on July 29th. The Live portion of Summit will be broadcast using Zoom on July 29th and 30th. We’ll be recording the live portions and they will also be available to view for 40 days.

You can attend all or part of the Virtual Sessions and/or you can watch it all afterwards for 40 days.

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