CMDA Northeast Annual Conference

October 27, 2023 – October 29, 2023

60 Sandy Cove Road, North East, Maryland 21901, US




What does it mean to thrive as a Christ follower called to bring hope and healing through healthcare? How does being part of CMDA provide community, encouragement, and insight as one fixes one’s eyes on Jesus as a future / current healthcare professional during challenging times? 


Dr. David Kim (CEO of Beacon Christian Community Health Center, Staten Island, New York City), will be speaking and accompanied by students, residents and additional healthcare professionals in presentations at this year’s CMDA Northeast Annual Conference addressing those questions. 


Do not miss this opportunity to reconnect with God and the people of God called to bring the hope and healing of Christ to the world through healthcare. 

Fees cover conference registration, two nights lodging, four meals and one snack.

Physician or Dentist – Single Occupancy

Price $489.00 per person


Physician or Dentist & their spouses – Double Occupancy

Price $369.00 per person


Assoc HP, Miss, Ret, Res, Field Staff, PhD- Single Occupancy

Price $409.00 per person


Assoc HP, Miss, Ret, Res, Field Stf. & Spouse – Double Occ.

Price $289.00 per person


Student Housing (no more than 5 per room)

Price per person $99.00


Child – age 0 – 3 years

Price $25.00 per child


Child – age 4 – 11 years

Price $89.00 per child


Child – age 12 – 17 years

Price $137.00 per child


Day Attender – Meals Only (four meals included)

Price $129.00


Saturday Only Day Guest – Adult (two meals included)

Price $99.00


Saturday Only Day Guest – Student/Child (two meals included)

Price $49.00

Sandy Cove retreat center is located on the Northeast side of the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Surrounded by beautiful water, natural landscaping, one of the most serene places in the world. It’s hard to not feel God’s presence there. Sandy Cove Ministries ( is well equipped with a bookstore, prayer room, exercise room, indoor pool, delicious meals, and outdoor trails and fields. It is located 60 miles south of Philadelphia. Take I-95 to Exit 100-A (Southbound) or Exit 100 (Northbound) in Maryland, just south of the MD/DE state line. Take Rt. 272 South for 7 miles through North East, Maryland. Sandy Cove will be on the right. Better to leave early to avoid long delays in traffic. Friday dinner is on your own and there are several restaurants between the interstate and North East, Maryland.

Dr David Kim is a physician, co-founder and currently CEO of Beacon Christian Community Health Center (“Beacon”), which missionally serves an underserved, diverse population in Staten Island, New York City.  He has a heart for “bringing Jesus into the exam room” and has spent many years hosting, teaching, training and mentoring students, residents and fellow medical colleagues in hopes of raising a new generation of health professionals who will practically live out their faith in their work and life.  Beacon has lived out its Jeremiah 29:7 commitment to “shalom” for its community by taking the lead locally and regionally in addressing such crises as Superstorm Sandy, COVID-19, and most recently, the migrant refugee/asylee crisis.

Dr. Kim graduated from State University of NY Health Sciences Center of Brooklyn, College of Medicine (“Downstate”), and completed his Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency at Staten Island University Hospital and Kings County/Downstate Hospital.  He went on later to receive his Healthcare MBA from George Washington University School of Business, Washington, D.C.  He is the blessed husband of Dr. Janet Kim, and a fortunate father to four incredible children.

Beacon offers, in the backdrop of the unique international and socioeconomic mission field of New York City, targeted student and resident rotations which combine comprehensive clinical and community experiences with teaching sessions which offer a didactic, Scripture-centric approach to healthcare.  More info can be found at, its teaching ministry,, or by contacting Dr. Kim at, or Dr. Jeeji Mathunny, Student Ministry Coordinator, at

Miriam Wheeler is a CMDA member and a board-certified family physician who was appointed to Togo by ABWE in 1990.  She served at HBB March 1992—December 1997, then God opened the doors to medical ministry in the former Soviet Republic of Ukraine in January 1998.

After 21 years pioneering the Ukraine village clinic ministry and Choose Life post-abortion ministry and crisis pregnancy center, God called Miriam to become the ABWE Medical Director of International Missionary Healthcare.

Pastor Bert Jones serves as the Vice President of Missions & Member Care for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) in Bristol, TN.   In this role, Bert oversees all the mission outreach ministries of the CMDA as well as the Center for Well-being.   Bert also serves as the Chaplain & Coach for the CMDA.   Bert is a certified Coach with Coach Approach Ministries CCLC (Certified Christian Leadership Coach) and is a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation) and is pursuing his ACC.  ICF is the gold standard in coaching accreditation.

Friday, October 27

4:00 pm – Registration / Check-in opens – Sandy Cove Front Desk

8:00 pm – Welcome and Worship: Chapel

  • Childcare in Water’s Edge

9:15 pm – Game Time, Fire pit / S’more, and Conversation (optional)

Saturday, October 28

7:30 am – Breakfast / Dining Hall

9:00 am – Worship / Plenary featuring Dr. David Kim and several healthcare professionals seeking to Thrive as followers of Christ in Medicine: Chapel

  • Childcare in Water’s Edge

12 pm – Specialty Lunch / Dining Hall — designated seating according to specialty / interest. Meet others in your specialty, or specialty of interest.

Optional opportunities during Free Time (1:30 pm  5:30 pm)

  • Focused Group Meetings (optional)
    •  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
      • Dentists
      • Student Leaders / MCO-Philly Summer Medical Institute
    • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Focused Group Meetings (optional)
      • Please email the conference director if you desire to host such an opportunity.
    •  1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Coaching (optional)
      • Please email the conference director if you desire to host such an opportunity.
    • 1:30 pm  5:30 pm – Free Time, assorted activities available throughout the afternoon including:
      • Volleyball, basketball (Palmer Connect-itorium)
      • 24-hour fitness center (Chesapeake Lodge, 1st floor)
      • Indoor pool & hot tub. Note: Modest swimsuits required for adults and children
      • Nature trail / local attractions / drive to Turkey Point (with a 1.9-mile hike to the Lighthouse)

5:30 pm – Dinner / Dining Hall

7:00 pm – Thrive with CMDA: Chapel

  • Childcare in Water’s Edge

9:00 pm – Game Time, Snacks, and Conversation (optional)

Sunday, October 29

7:30 am – Breakfast / Dining Hall

8:30 am – Check out and load cars

9:00 am – Worship / Plenary featuring Dr. David Kim: Chapel

  • Childcare in Water’s Edge

11:30 am – Conference ends

Tom Grosh IV,