OUR KEY NOTE SPEAKERS  & facilitators FOR THE WEEKEND

We are happy to welcome our various key note speakers to the 2017 Synod of South Western Ontario Conference.  Welcome to Grimsby and we hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Thank you for sharing your faith with us this weekend.

KEY NOTE SPEAKER AND WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

We would like to welcome and thank all of our speakers that have taken time out of their schedule to join us in the 2017 Synod Conference.  We look forward to listening and discussing the workshop topics.

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER- Brice balmer

    Brice Balmer-the Master of Arts and Theology program, Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy field, Brice teaches courses in multi-faith, addictions, practicum for students in counselling, theodicy, group work and community development.  He holds a DMin in Spiritruality and addiction from the University of St. Michael's College, a MA in regional planning and resource development from the University of Waterloo, and a MDiv from Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  He is an ordained Mennonite Minister and has worked in chaplaincy for many years, especially with people who are marginalized in, Denver, Colorado and Kitchener, Ontario.  He was a co-Pastor at First Mennonite Church in Kitchener for 17 years.

  • WORKSHOP FACILITATOR- REV. CATHY STEWART

    Cathy is an ordained Minister, a 27 year veteran of the Hamilton Presbytery, serving both regular pastoral and interim Ministry.  She began asking questions about prayer as a teenager, but her real learning only came once she was a pastor.  She received further formation in prayer and spiritual practice at a Benedictine monastery, but the most profound discoveries about "prayer and listening" came through a medical crisis.  She teaches a king of prayer John Calvin would have used (Lectio Divina).  She has authored two books:  God Laughed (Why did Jesus have to die?) and A Goodness I cannot Explain:  A Medical-Spiritual Memoir.  Her three grandchildren keep her laughing.

  • workshop facilitator- rev. cherie inksetter


  • WORKSHOP FACILITATOR- REV. ALEX DOUGLAS


  • WORKSHOP FACILITATOR- REV. ROB CONGRAM


  • workshop facilitator- rev. james clark

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