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May 16-19, 2018

Bethany Theological Seminary

The Risk & Reward of Embodying Jesus Locally

Keynote Speakers

Christiana Rice

Christiana Rice

Orlando Crespo

Orlando Crespo

More conference information

Did you know: The Church of the Brethren 2018 Annual Conference Moderator, Samuel Sarpiya, is a church planter in Rockford, IL. How fitting, that the delegate body elected him after a conference in prayer and celebration of the theme "Risk Hope".

Annual Conference prayer for 2018 leaders
Photo by Regina Holmes

New Church Advisory Committee:

Rudy Amaya – Principe de Paz, Santa Ana, California
Ryan Braught – Veritas Community, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Steve Gregory – Sunnyslope Brethren, United Church of Christ, Wenatchee, Washington
Don Mitchell – Director of Church Development & Evangelism, Atlantic Northeast District
   Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Deb Oskin – Living Peace Church of the Brethren, Columbus Ohio
Nate Polzin – The Church in Drive, Saginaw, Michigan
Cesia Salcedo – Renacer Church of the Brethren, Floyd, Virginia, and Buen Pastor Church of the Brethren, Blacksburg, Virginia
Doug Veal – Interim Pastor, Prince of Peace, Kettering, Ohio

Discipleship Ministries staff: Gimbiya Kettering, Randi Rowan, Stan Dueck

For more information e-mail us at or call 800-323-8039 ext. 303 or 847-429-4303.