Encouragement Conference — Worship, Scripture, the Arts

May 16, 2023 - May 18, 2023
May 16-18, 2023
Registration Cost: $125 (Meals included) Student Registration: $70 (Meals included) Registration Deadline: April 25, 2023 Residence Rooms: As availability remains.
We invite you to join us in beautiful Montreal from May 16-18!!  A conference focused on your encouragement and renewal.
Through scriptural teaching, vibrant worship, reflection in the arts, be encouraged and renewed for ministry.

Rebekah Eklund is associate professor of theology at Loyola University Maryland, where she teaches Scripture, theology, and ethics. She is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church and author of The Beatitudes through the Ages and of Jesus Wept: The Significance of Jesus’ Laments in the New Testament. Rebekah is also author, with Samuel Wells and Ben Quash, of the second edition of Introducing Christian Ethics.

Spoken Word

We look forward to hosting a Spoken Word Cabaret, on the opening night of the conference. Local poets and artists and musicians to share their words with us!

Steve Prince, Faith Walk. Linocut, 12 × 9 in. “Shows a woman walking in faith while the ancestors encourage, uplift, and guide her along the way.”


Steve A. Prince is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and he currently resides in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is the Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Muscarelle Museum at William and Mary. Prince received his BFA from Xavier University of Louisiana and his MFA from Michigan State University. Prince is a mixed media artist, master printmaker, lecturer, educator, and art evangelist. Steve Prince will offer reflections on his work in relation to faith and culture, and lead us in creative/spiritual exercise in patchwork quilting. More…


The Rev. Mitch Coggin is Transitional Pastor at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Victoria. He is a certified coach, which is a valuable asset in supporting congregations through transition. Mitch holds credentials with both the PCC and the PCUSA, and coaches pastoral leaders in the latter. Mitch will lead us in exploring essential elements of pastoral leaders who serve congregations in transitions (all of us!).

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