Journey of Hope

Songs for the Journey


Grammy-nominated musician Mary Gauthier will perform with Jaimee Harris at the Songs for the Journey concert on December 8 at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette, MI from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  This concert is open to the public.

Mary Gauthier has had personal experience with recovery and the road to sobriety as well as having worked with wounded Iraq war veterans in the 2018 album Rifles & Rosary Beads. View more of Mary Gauthier’s story and her work on her website or by connecting through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


Journey of Hope

Cedar Tree Institute and Great Lakes Recovery Centers are partnering to bring the Journey of Hope conference to Big Bay. The Journey of Hope conference aims to educate those working with individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder through a keynote speaker, panel discussions, presentations, interactive activities and conversations.

Resource Persons: Mike Grossman, MD, and Jon Magnuson, MSW, MDiv, Micheal Kates, DO, Kirk Klemme, MD and Erin Carpenter, RN, NP, Mary Gauthier, Songwriter, Musician.

With Special Guest Presenter:  Corrie Vilsaint, PhD, Recovery Research Institute, Center for Addiction medicine Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Event Agenda

Wednesday, December 7
  • 5:00 p.m. – Registration
  • 6:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:15 p.m. – Introduction
  • 7:30 p.m. – “An Overview of the Dynamics of Addiction and Recovery” Corrie Vilsaint, PhD
  • 8:15 p.m. – 9 p.m. “Traveling the Worlds of Healing and Recovery” (Small Groups) – Magnuson
Thursday, December 8
  • 7:00 a.m. – Mind/Body Practice:  Meditation and Tai Chi (Optional)
  • 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. – “Sustaining Recovery: What’s New?” Corrie Vilsaint
  • 9:45 a.m. – Challenges of MAT (Medicine Assisted Treatment) – Panel Discussion
  • 11:00 a.m. “Music and Healing” – Gauthier
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – “Witness: Reflections from 3 Clients in Individuals in Stages of Healing and Recovery.”
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Closing


Dr. Corrie Vilsaint is the Associate Director of Recovery Health Equity at the Recovery Research Institute and Center for Addiction Medicine and an Instructor at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. As a community psychologist and nationally recognized speaker, her research focuses on racial health equity in remission and recovery, reducing recovery-related discrimination, building recovery capital, and the effectiveness of recovery support services.

Thank you to our conference sponsors!