Wednesday, May 12

Abundance in a Time of Uncertainty

6:00 pm – 6:10 pm: Opening Worship

Welcome – Rev. Lorraine Ceniceros
Church Testimonial: St. John’s UCC, Merton
Church Testimonial: Redeemer UCC, Sussex
– Rev. Julie Eklund and Niki Moore
Conference-Wide Virtual Choir
Closing Prayer – Rev. Lorraine Ceniceros

6:10 pm – 6:15 pm: Conference Staff Updates
Rev. Franz Rigert

6:15 pm – 6:30 pm: Celebrations

Newly Settled Pastors – Rev. Jane Anderson
Scholarships – Rev. Rob MacDougall
Our Church’s Wider Mission – Tracy Hauge
Time of Remembrance – Rev. Lorraine Ceniceros

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Sufficiency and Abundance: A Workshop on Empowering Mission
Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the Managing Director of Education and Engagement for Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.  She joined the staff of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in 2016, having spent two years developing new initiatives and strategic partnerships for Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington.  From 2007-2013, Melissa worked for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions.  A native of Chautauqua, New York, Melissa is a graduate of Allegheny College and Harvard Divinity School, and she is an active lay person in the United Methodist Church.

Katie Komassa

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