Meaningful Discussions on Important Issues

2022 Theme: “When Normal No Longer Exists: Constructing New Paradigms for Pulpit and Pew”

Rev. LaKesha Womack
Rev. LaKesha Womack

Join us for these conversations with a distinguished group of scholars, pastors, and thought leaders on this year's topics:

  • Rethinking a Ministry of Presence: Cultivating Community in Virtual Spaces
  • Filling the Storehouse: Resourcing Congregations in Times of Crisis and Change
  • Priorities for the Public Square: Focused Action for Congregations & Communities
  • What’s the Word? Preaching through Times of Crisis & Beyond

Plenary Speaker: Rev. LaKesha Womack

  • Founder of #RethinkingChurch Strategies & Executive Director of the Rethinking Church Foundation
  • Owner & Lead Consultant with Womack Consulting Group

Confirmed Plenary Speakers and Panelists

    Plenary Address Rev. LaKesha Womack
    Panel 1/
    Rethinking a Ministry of Presence:
    Cultivating Community in Virtual Spaces

    Panelists:
    Rev. Dr. Carolyn C. Cavaness
    Rev. Dr. Damone B. Jones
    Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller

    Moderator/Interviewer: Rev. Dr. Phaedra D. Blocker

    Panel 2/
    Filling the Storehouse:
    Resourcing Congregations in Times of Crisis and Change

    Panelists:
    Rev. Christopher J. Holland, II
    Rev. Cean James
    Rev. Shelley S. Smith
    Rev. Dr. Olivia Stanard

    Moderator: Rev. Dr. Wayne M. Weathers

    Panel 3/
    Priorities for the Public Square:
    Focused Action for Congregations & Communities

    Panelists:
    Rev. Dr. Willie D. Francois
    Rev. Dr. Keith D. Dickens
    Rev. G. Lamar Stewart
    Rev. Dr. Chandra I. Williams

    Moderator: Rev. Tamika Holder

    Panel 4/
    What’s the Word?
    Preaching through Times of Crisis & Beyond

    Panelists:
    Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Callahan
    Rev. Dr. Wayne E. Croft
    Rev. Dr. Paul R. Lee

    Moderator: Rev. Dr. Clarence E. Wright

    Closing Plenary & Sending Forth Rev. Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard

    Attend the Conversation via Zoom

    This year’s virtual event is free and open to the public via Zoom & Facebook.

    Also Streaming on Facebook

    This event will also be streamed on Palmer's Facebook page.