National Older Adult Conference (NOAC)

September 4-8, 2023
Lake Junaluska, NC

NOAC is a Spirit-filled gathering of adults 50 and older who love learning and discerning together, exploring God’s call for their lives and living out that call by sharing their energy, insight, and legacy with their families, communities, and the world.

“God is Doing A New Thing”

“I am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.”
—Isaiah 43:19

Keynote speakers

Mark Charles, speaker, writer, consultant on the complexities of American history, race, culture, and faith
Ken Medema and Ted Swartz
Ken is a singer/songwriter and “sneaky” theologian. Ted is a Mennonite actor and writer.
Osheta Moore, writer, pastor, speaker, and podcaster


Jeremy Ashworth, pastor, Circle of Peace Church of the Brethren, Peoria, Arizona
Christina Singh, pastor, Freeport Church of the Brethren, Freeport, Illinois
Deanna Brown, ordained minister, Director of Cultural Connections India Pilgrimages
Lexi Aligarbres, co-pastor, First Church of the Brethren, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Katie Shaw Thompson, pastor, Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, Elgin, Illinois

Bible study leaders

Christina Bucher
Bob Neff

Planning team

Glenn Bollinger, Karen Dillon, Jim Martinez, Leonard Matheny, Don Mitchell, Bonnie Kline Smeltzer, Karlene Tyler, Christy Waltersdorff (Coordinator), staff – Josh Brockway, Stan Dueck

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