I'm looking forward to reconnecting with friends, finding ways to be a more unified conference, hearing from some great local and national speakers, and even leading music at one of the worship services!
Here's this year's speaker lineup:
- Rev. Cally Rogers-Witte - Executive Minister of Wider Church Ministries
- Susan M. Sanders - Minister/Team Leader for Global Sharing of Resources with the UCC Wider Church Ministries
- Mary Kuenning Gross - Executive for Refugee & Immigration Ministries of the Wider Church Ministries
- Sandra Gourdet - Area Executive for the Africa Office of Global Ministries
- Rev. Felix Ortiz-Cotto - Executive for the Latin America/Caribbean Office, Wider Church Ministries.
- Kawana Hunter – member of Good News Community Church in Chicago and speaker for our closing worship service on Saturday. (That's the service where I get to lead music!)
The Justice and Witness committee has invited all to have an informal 'Sacred Conversation on Race' during our meeting, too! I'll find out more about where we're going to have this conversation when I check in later this morning.
It's going to be a full weekend! I'll post about my experiences at the meeting here -- check back!