We invite pastoral leaders to join us in beautiful Montreal from May 24 – 27 for a conference focused on your encouragement and renewal. Through these months of pandemic, clergy have faced many challenges specific to their roles in leadership, pastoral care, and teaching. You have adapted, developed new modes of ministry, and wondered about the future. Perhaps now is a time for refreshment and encouragement through worship and reflection.
NOTE THAT EVENTS FOR THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN LARGER SPACES AT ST. JAX CENTRE AND AT THE CHURCH OF ST. ANDREW AND ST. PAUL, TO ALLOW FOR DISTANCING AND TO ENSURE A SAFE EVENT.
Carolyn is singer song-writer who has earned 2 Dove Awards and 3 Juno Nominations. She is also Director of Education for Renovaré, an organization that encourages and nurtures personal and spiritual renewal. Carolyn is the author of 3 critically-acclaimed books. A concert featuring Carolyn will be held during the conference.
The Rev. Dr. Edwards is Associate Professor of New Testament at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. He has pastored in major metro areas including New York City and Washington, D.C., and brings a passion for pastoral ministry to his teaching. Dr. Edwards has a PhD in Biblical Studies from the Catholic University of America, and is author of, among other works, Might from the Margins (Herald Press, 2020).
Phil holds an MFA degree from York University and his work has been shown at public museums, artist-run-centres, and commercial galleries across Canada. His work was featured at the Quebec City Biennial, and three times shortlisted for the Kingston Portrait Prize. He has developed new work at the Symposium in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, The Banff Centre, and the Vermont Studio Center. He teaches studio at Redeemer University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Roland is Principal of The Presbyterian College and previously served as its Director of Pastoral Studies. He has pastored congregations in Montreal and completed his PhD in Theological Ethics in the School of Religious Studies, McGill University. Roland will be our speaker at chapel services during the conference.
|Pre-Conference||Tuesday, May 16th (MORNING)|
|Official Conference Start||Tuesday, May 16th, 2:00 p.m.|
|End Time||Thursday, May 18th, Evening
(Worship Friday a.m. for those still in city.)
|*Registration Cost||$125 (Meals included)|
|Student Registration||$70 (Meals included)|
|Registration Deadline||April 25, 2023|
|Residence Rooms||As availability remains.|
*We are grateful for generous financial support that is making this conference available/accessible. Our warm thanks to Knox Presbyterian Church (Ottawa), The Presbyterian Church in Canada, and the Rev. Dr. Ian Victor Pastors’ Fund of The Presbyterian College.
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