Church To Host Human Trafficking Workshop

NEBRASKA CITY – Faith Baptist Church in Nebraska City is hosting a human trafficking workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.

The church at 1121 First Corso is hosting the workshop to equip citizens to help stop human trafficking.

Speakers include Diena Cannavino, a human trafficking survivor; Glen Parks, assistant attorney general and coordinator of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force; and Patrick Nave, owner of Sojourners Recovery.

Dr. Patrick J. Nave, “Doc”

is the President of Bikers Against and the owner of Sojourners Recovery and Wellness Center in Lake Mary, Fla.

He has a degree in religion and communications and a masters in educational and developmental psychology. He has a doctorate in marriage and family therapy.

Nave has also done extensive graduate work in clinical psychology and holds the equivalent of a M.Div.

He is an ordained minister and former missionary.


Diena Cannavino 

is the Vice-President of Bikers and the Business Manager/Therapist at Sojourners Recovery and Wellness Center in Lake Mary, Florida.  She is currently finishing up her bachelors degree in Psychology and is a Certified Addictions Counselor in the State of Florida.

Diena is a survivor of Human Sexual Trafficking having been sold for sex by her father from the ages of 3 to 17.

She managed to overcome the years of abuse and has become an incredible advocate for those battling the scourge of Human Sexual Trafficking.
She has spoken on the local news, has been part of a documentary that is being circulated at every college in the State of Florida and has presented at local churches and co-facilitated many of the speaking engagements that Doc has participated in.

Glen Parks 

is the Assistant Attorney General and Coordinator of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force.

Glen graduated from the University of Nebraska-College of Law in 2001 and clerked at the Nebraska Supreme Court. He initially worked as a litigator at a full-service business law firm in Lincoln.

Glen then spent nine years in India, fighting sex trafficking there as legal director of an anti-human trafficking organization and helping develop a boarder monitoring strategy for Tiny Hands International, a group stopping human trafficking across the Nepal-India border.

Returning to Nebraska in 2015, Glen clerked again at the Nebraska Supreme Court, this time for the Honorable Stephanie F. Stacy before joining the Attorney General’s Office in August of 2016 to assist in the ongoing formation and operation of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force.
We will also have a representative from the Salvation Army’s SAFE-T program.

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