Encouragement Conference, May 16-18 — Worship, Scripture, the Arts.

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We invite you to join us in beautiful Montreal from May 16-18!!  A
conference focused on your encouragement and renewal.
Through scriptural teaching, vibrant worship, reflection in the arts, be encouraged and renewed for ministry.

Rebekah Eklund is associate professor of theology at Loyola University Maryland, where she teaches Scripture, theology, and ethics. She is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church and author of The Beatitudes through the Ages and of Jesus Wept: The Significance of Jesus’ Laments in the New Testament. Rebekah is also author, with Samuel Wells and Ben Quash, of the second edition of Introducing Christian Ethics.

Music and Poetry

We look forward to hosting an event with Music and Poetry on the opening night of the conference. Musicians, artists, and poets to share their words. Details to come…

Steve Prince, Faith Walk. Linocut, 12 × 9 in. “Shows a woman walking in faith while the ancestors encourage, uplift, and guide her along the way.”


Steve A. Prince is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and he currently resides in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is the Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Muscarelle Museum at William and Mary. Prince received his BFA from Xavier University of Louisiana and his MFA from Michigan State University. Prince is a mixed media artist, master printmaker, lecturer, educator, and art evangelist. Steve Prince will offer reflections on his work in relation to faith and culture, and lead us in creative/spiritual exercise in patchwork quilting. More…


The Rev. Mitch Coggin is Transitional Pastor at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Victoria. He is a certified coach, which is a valuable asset in supporting congregations through transition. Mitch holds credentials with both the PCC and the PCUSA, and coaches pastoral leaders in the latter. Mitch will lead us in exploring essential elements of pastoral leaders who serve congregations in transitions (all of us!).

Details and Timeline
Pre-ConferenceTuesday, May 16th (MORNING)
Official Conference StartTuesday, May 16th, 2:00 p.m.
End TimeThursday, May 18th, Evening

(Worship Friday a.m. for those still in city.)
*Registration Cost$125 (Meals included)
Student Registration$70 (Meals included)
Registration DeadlineApril 25, 2023
Residence RoomsAs 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.

TO REGISTER, Complete this form

Or for more info. email us at [email protected]

2023 Encouragement Registration

The Presbyterian College

Leadership Centre

The Presbyterian College, shaping transformational leaders for church and community since 1865.

The Presbyterian College, Montreal
3495 University Street
Montreal, QC
H3A 2A8

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:30P.M.
+1 514 288-5256
[email protected]

In partnership with the Montreal School of Theology, McGill University, and the Institut de Théologie pour la Francophonie.

Program Areas

The Leadership Centre of the college was established in 2015, in response to a need to support young and newly ordained pastoral leaders—the Mentoring Program was its beginning. Since that time we have worked to support the life and leadership of congregations and individuals through programs in the area of discernment, of faith and work, and of congregational vitality.

Mentoring Program Faith and Work Cong. Vitality

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” — Francis Chan

“This is our time on the history line of God. This is it. What will we do with the one deep exhale of God on this earth? For we are but a vapor and we have to make it count. We’re on. Direct us, Lord, and get us on our feet.” — Beth Moore