Mid Council Leaders GatheringOctober 5, 2018 9:00 am (CST) - October 7, 2018 11:00 am (CST)
The 2018 Mid Council Leaders Gathering will be held Friday, October 5 beginning at 9AM to Sunday, October 7 concluding at 11AM at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in suburban Chicago, Illinois. The Rev. Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II, associate professor at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and founder of Fearless Dialogues, will serve as the keynote speaker. This event, co-sponsored by the Office of the General Assembly and The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is designed for presbytery and synod executives and stated clerks. The Association of Stated Clerks and the Association of Mid Council Leaders are holding their events at the same venue on October 7-9.
The Mid Council Leaders Gathering is an opportunity for mid council leaders and staff of both sponsoring agencies to engage with one another in a collaborative environment. Attendees will:
- learn about polity issues;
- discuss benefits issues related to polity and partnerships;
- share common concerns;
- discuss the changing state of the Church; and
- discern common life together.
Registration and Fees
Stated clerks and executives of each mid council will receive an email in July requesting that they submit the names of two presbytery-designated attendees eligible for the lower conference rate of $175 per attendee, which includes conference fees, partial room and meals costs, and a travel allowance of $450. Registration for subsequent attendees is $350 per attendee and does not include a travel allowance.
Registration is now open. If you are one of the two designated representatives from your mid council, eligible for the subsidized fee of $175, you received an email with a special registration link. Use that, and not this public registration link. If you are unsure of the status of your mid council’s designated representatives, contact Diane Minter, Program Assistant for Administration, Mid Council Ministries, at 800.728.7228, ext. 5421 or via email.
Hyatt Regency O'Hare