Clergy Conference 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019 - Wednesday, March 27, 2019
2019 Annual Clergy Conference
March 25 - 27, 2019
Location: Camp Allen
I write on behalf of Bishop Sumner to invite you to this year's clergy conference, coming up March 25-27 at Camp Allen in Navasota, TX. First things first: Please fill out the registration form at the link below by Friday, Feb. 22, so that we can make final arrangements. Canonically resident clergy are required to attend, while retired and licensed clergy are warmly invited but not required.
This year, our keynote speaker is the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Guite, Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge University. Dr. Guite is a poet, musician, and theologian who also happens to be part of a rock band and a jazz-poetry collective. His sessions with us will explore what it means to do theology through the arts, making the case for the imagination as a truth-bearing faculty, looking particularly at Shakespeare, George Herbert, and Seamus Heaney. He also plans to bring his guitar and do some singing during the evenings, so Bishop Sumner invites everyone with a musical instrument to bring theirs and join in!
Our guest preacher this year is the Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin, president of the North American Lutheran Seminary in Ambridge, PA. Dr. Schifrin's research interests include hymnody and liturgical studies, and she tells me that she spent many years doing ministry in my native North Dakota, so I am pretty sure that I like her already.
Rooms are double occupancy, and we ask for your top 4 choices for roommate. We do our best to accommodate as many requests as possible.
As we did last year, we are offering a limited number of single rooms at a cost of $75. These are available on a first come/first served basis, and your request is not completed until your payment is received by the Diocese. You may mail payments to: Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Attn: Laura Faulkner, 1630 N. Garrett Ave, Dallas, TX 75206.
If you have any questions, please contact myself ( ) or Laura Faulkner ( ).
See you at Camp Allen! All of us at 1630 N. Garrett Avenue pray it will be a time of refreshment, reflection, and late-night guitar pickin'.
The Rev. Canon Jordan Hylden