May 8 – 9, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta
Minister reCall: Time Apart for Ministry Personnel
Time to meet and connect with colleagues in ministry; time to hear from engaging speakers; time to participate in inspiring and meaningful worship. At the 2015 Conference Meeting, it was decided that a day would be set apart for Ministry Personnel to gather for networking, reconnecting, learning, resting, and being renewed. This event is designed to provide these possibilities.
Key Note Speaker
The Rev. Dr. Amy Butler is the seventh Senior Minister and first woman to serve at the helm of the Riverside Church of New York City. She holds degrees from Baylor University, the International Baptist Theological Seminary, and Wesley Theological Seminary. Pastor Amy’s professional ministry career began as the director of a homeless shelter for women in New Orleans, Louisiana; she later became Associate Pastor of Membership and Mission at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church in the city of New Orleans. In 2003, Butler was called to the position of Senior Minister of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown, where she was also the first woman to lead that historic congregation. When she’s not busy leading the church, Pastor Amy enjoys exploring New York, taking in a concert or a Broadway show, or hosting friends for dinner. Pastor Amy is a single mom to three amazing young adults who are each making their way in the world.
The Rev. Dr. Russell Daye is lead minister of St. Andrew’s United Church in Halifax, which understands its mission to be located right at the intersection of spirituality and justice. He is also sessional faculty at Atlantic School of Theology, where he teaches preaching (‘in a post-everything context’) and is co-leader of the Thriving Christian Communities research project. Russ has a PhD. in Comparative Religion and has researched and worked on truth and reconciliation projects in Canada, South Africa and the South Pacific. Currently, he is being trained as a meditation teacher and is a frequent visitor to the Lebanon-Syria border, where St. Andrew’s has partnered to provide educational and medical support to refugees.
The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Janzen-Ball attained her BA and MDiv in Saskatoon and was ordained and settled in a three-point pastoral charge in rural New Brunswick. She learned a lot there about community, tradition, and the importance of a good sense of humour in ministry! After three years in her settlement charge, she entered the PhD program at Emmanuel College in Toronto. Her doctoral studies were in the field of Christian ethics, in particular examining the concept of the common good from an eco-feminist perspective; She earned her doctorate in 2010, and in the same year started her work with the Designated Lay Ministry program, first at Calling Lakes Centre (until its closure in 2014) and now at St. Andrew’s College.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 8 to Wednesday, May 9
The event will begin at 1:00 p.m on Tuesday, May 8 and conclude at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. There will be programming on Tuesday evening. Find the full schedule here: 18 – Information and Schedule – Minister reCall
Robertson-Wesley United Church 10209 123 Street NW, Edmonton and The Anglican Parish of Christ Church (almost next door to Robertson-Wesley) 12116 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton.
How to Register for Minister reCall
Registration cost is $75 and the Deadline to Register is April 15, 2018.
Or, you can print off this PDF Registration Form, 18 – Registration Form – Minister reCall.. and mail the form with a cheque payable to Alberta and Northwest Conference, Attention: Melanie Funk.
Food and Accommodation
Snacks during event break times will be provided. Participants will make their own arrangements for meals and accommodation. A list of nearby restaurants will be available at the event.
Suggestions for accommodations:
MacEwan University Residence, 780-633-3623
Days Inn Edmonton 10041 106th Street
Comfort Inn and Suites 10425 100th Avenue
Holiday Inn Express Downtown 10010 104th Street
Matrix Hotel Downtown 10640 100 Avenue
Registration for the meeting of Alberta and Northwest Conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 10. The meeting will begin at 1 pm and is being held at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park. Click here for more information as well as registration for the Conference Meeting.