Exit Plan Symposium

First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Saturday, May 20, 2023

This hybrid symposium features end-of-life planners who will share information about how to prepare and carry out end-of-life arrangements so that your loved ones don’t have to shoulder the burden of difficult decisions.  

Most sessions will be held in the main stage. Please view the schedule to watch accordingly. 


9 a.m. | Opening | Praise and Worship | Welcome – View in MAIN STAGE

9:10 a.m. | General Session #1 – What is an Exit Plan? -View in MAIN STAGE
Rhonda Green, FBCG Funeral Services Director, Author and Founder of “My Exit Plan”
Learn why it is important to have your affairs in order.

9:40 a.m. | General Session #2 – Getting Your Legal Affairs in Order – View in MAIN STAGE
Shakisha A. Morgan, Esq., The Morgan Firm, LLC
Learn how to get your legal affairs in order; what legal documents you need to have; your rights as a spouse or adult child; what happens if your spouse dies without a will, and learn the difference between a will and a trust.

10:15 a.m. | General Session #3 –  Medical Affairs – View in MAIN STAGE
Neeraj Mendiratta, M.D. and Carolyne K. Onkoba, Kaiser Permanente
Learn how to deal with grief and learn the various stages of grief when death occurs. Understand why you need to preplan from a medical perspective.

10:50 a.m. | Exhibit Hall Presentations – View in MAIN STAGE

11:30 a.m. | Governmental Benefits Breakout Sessions – View in Various Rooms

Ann Duff, Veterans Affairs – View in MAIN STAGE

Diane Verela, Social Security Administration – View in ROOM 2

Danielle Mercedes, OHRM Prince George’s County Government – View in ROOM 3

Rebecca Holley, Office of Personnel Management – View in ROOM 4

Know what benefits you’re eligible for and how to apply.

12:10 p.m. | General Session #4 – Financial Affairs – View in MAIN STAGE
Ernest Burley Jr., Burley Insurance and Financial Services
Learn the difference between term and permanent life insurance policies. Know the responsibilities of selling a house from an estate. Learn the ins and outs of setting up an estate with the Register of Wills and how to open an estate account.

12:40 p.m. | General Session #5 – International Affairs – View in MAIN STAGE
Reverend Belynda Gentry, Associate Pastor at FBCG and former Missions Department Head
Learn the difference between making arrangements in the United States versus other countries.

1:10 p.m. | Q and A – View in MAIN STAGE

1:25 p.m. | Closing Remarks – View in MAIN STAGE

All times are in EDT.

The ministry of First Baptist Church of Glenarden touches the lives of countless people around the world. We know that our ability to share the Gospel and meet the needs of God’s people is made possible by your financial contributions. If you feel led, we encourage you to make a donation by clicking on the “Donate” button and selecting “Exit Plan Symposium” as the fund.

We are thankful for any amount you can contribute.