The line-up of preachers for the 2016 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren has been announced. The Annual Conference takes place at the Koury Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel in Greensboro, N.C., on June 29-July 3. Registration opens online on Feb. 17 for both delegates and nondelegates. The Conference theme is “Carry the Light” (John 1:1-5).The preachers for Annual Conference 2016: (top from left) Andy Murray, Kurt Borgmann, Dennis Webb, (bottom from left) Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm, Eric Brubaker.
Preaching the opening sermon will be Annual Conference moderator Andy Murray. He will speak on Wednesday evening, June 29. Murray is retired from the faculty of Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., where he was founding director of the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and also served as a college professor, administrator, and chaplain. He is a member of Stone Church of the Brethren in Huntingdon, and is well known in Brethren circles as a popular singer and songwriter.
- Kurt Borgmann, pastor of Manchester Church of the Brethren in North Manchester, Ind., will preach for the Thursday evening service on June 30.
- Dennis Webb, pastor of Naperville (Ill.) Church of the Brethren, and a member of the denomination’s Mission and Ministry Board, will bring the message on Friday evening, July 1.
- Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm, Brightbill Professor of Preaching and Worship at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., will preach on Saturday evening, July 2.
- Preaching for the Sunday morning service and the closing event of the Conference is J. Eric Brubaker, who is an ordained minister serving at Middle Creek Church of the Brethren in Lititz, Pa.
For more information about the 2016 Annual Conference go to www.brethren.org/ac .