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Register by September 6 if you need a hotel room and to take advantage of the early bird registration discount.
Our 2019 Bishop’s Convocation for all Rostered Leaders will take place October 6-8 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, IA. Each year, the bishop invites all rostered leaders in our synod and their spouses to participate in a few days of learning, collegiality, respite, and fun!
As we have gathered on the east side of the synod for more than 10 years for the Bishop’s Convocation, we are moving it to the west! This year, the Grand River Center in Dubuque Iowa will serve as our gathering place. We will also worship together at Wartburg Theological Seminary.
Rev. Dr. Wayne Muller – Wayne Muller is an executive leadership mentor, therapist, minister, community advocate, consultant, public speaker, and bestselling author of several books including, “Sabbath,” “How Then Shall We Live” and “A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, he has spent the last thirty-five years working with people suffering abuse, alcoholism, poverty, illness and loss.
In addition to collaborating with individuals in significant life changes, Wayne consults with numerous community organizations, educational institutions and healthcare corporations. He is the founder of Bread for the Journey – a network of ordinary people who engage in grassroots, neighborhood philanthropy through micro-grants. He has served as Senior Scholar at the Fetzer Institute, is an Extended Faculty at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and has received numerous awards for his work with those in need.
Judith Roberts, ELCA Program Director for Racial Justice – Judith will lead us in Advancing Racial Equity Training. This training will equip participants to apply a common framework and lens in identifying the many ways racism and other forms of oppression– manifest within ourselves, interpersonal interactions, institutions and across society. Through presentation materials that you can bring back to your settings, and discussion topics—participants will acquire practical tools and strategies for implementing racial equity.
Please send your pastors and deacons to this event! It is an expectation that they attend and that their congregations support them in this time of learning and collegiality and retreat.