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The annual Fall Clergy Conference will be an opportunity for us to gather and meet clergy new to the Diocese since our last meeting. Bishop Howard has invited the Rev. Heidi Kinner to be the keynote speaker at our conference. After graduating from Colorado State University, Heidi attended the US Marine Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1993. She is a graduate of Nashotah House and has served churches in California, Alabama, Montana and Florida. She was Canon Missioner and then Vice Dean of the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham and Dean of St Peter’s Cathedral in Montana. Her passion for archaeology and the Bible led her from Montana halfway around the world to Jerusalem where she did graduate work in biblical studies. Since 2017 she has been on the staff of Christ Memorial Chapel, Jupiter Island, Florida.
Monday, October 18th
12:00 pm ~ We gather for lunch in Varn Dining Hall
1:00 pm ~ Bishop Howard will welcome our gathering, bring us up to date on any news that he would like to share with the clergy assembled, introduce new clergy to the Diocese and introduce the speaker. Heidi Kinner will address us and lead us in group discussion for the major portion of the afternoon.
Tuesday, October 19th
8:00 am ~ Breakfast there will be a gathered session led by Bishop Howard and followed by Holy Communion for the retreat in Mandi’s Chapel at 10.30 a.m. We depart following 12 noon lunch.
9:00 am ~ Gathered Session led by Bishop Howard
10:30 am ~ Holy Communion in Mandi’s Chapel
12:00 pm ~ Lunch in Varn Dining Hall
*Schedule subject to change
NB For newly arrived clergy to the Diocese: The Bishop’s expectation is that all active clergy will attend the two annual clergy retreats (Spring and Fall). If any of us are not able to do so, regrets may be sent to the Bishop at [email protected] Retired clergy are warmly invited to attend. There is some scholarship money available for those in need of assistance. Please apply directly to the Bishop.