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The United Methodist Church

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Tuesday, June 4
 

1:00pm

New Clergy Orientation
On Wednesday, June 5thwe will hold the New Clergy Orientation at Legacy United Methodist Church where you will be provided with essential and valuable information for a successful start of your ministry in the Dakotas. The orientation training will go from Tuesday 1pm-5:30pm and resume Wednesday from 8:30am-Noon. Though the event is meant to be equal parts educational and inspirational, it is an essential opportunity for you to not only connect with each other but also with Conference staff and leadership. These individuals will be here to support you throughout your ministry by answering questions, providing training and tools, or to simply offer our prayers and encouragement that you are not alone in ministry.

Moderators
avatar for Deb Kjerstad

Deb Kjerstad

Director of Leadership Development, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Dakotas Conference Leadership Development Director
avatar for Susan Punt

Susan Punt

Administrative Assistant for Conference Ministries, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

5:30pm

Seminary Student Retreat
Bishop Bruce Ough has set aside time in his schedule to be a part of our time together, and we will also offer team-building activities, as well as a chance to ask questions about Annual Conference, Commissioning, Ordination, etc. We encourage you to take time at this year’s Seminarians Retreat to be together as we begin to build relationships that will last throughout our vocational lives. We will begin by eating supper with the New Clergy group at Legacy UMC in Bismarck at 5:30pm on Tuesday, June 4. The Seminarians Retreat will continue that evening following supper at Legacy. We will come back together Wednesday, June 5, in the morning, and the retreat will conclude at lunchtime that day.

Moderators
avatar for Beata Ferris

Beata Ferris

Dakotas-Minnesota Area Camp and Retreat Marketing and Outreach Project Coordinator, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
avatar for Melissa Gall

Melissa Gall

Pastor, Milbank Parview UMC

 
Wednesday, June 5
 

8:00am

Board of Ministry Meeting
The Board of Ordained Ministry will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00am in Prairie Rose 102 of the Bismarck Event Center. 

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Reinhiller

Valerie Reinhiller

Chair, Board of Ordained Ministry
The Board of Ordained Ministry will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00am in Prairie Rose 102. 


Wednesday June 5, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Prairie Rose 102 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

8:30am

New Clergy Orientation
On Wednesday, June 5thwe will hold the New Clergy Orientation at Legacy United Methodist Church where you will be provided with essential and valuable information for a successful start of your ministry in the Dakotas. The orientation training will go from Tuesday 1pm-5:30pm and resume Wednesday from 8:30am-Noon. Though the event is meant to be equal parts educational and inspirational, it is an essential opportunity for you to not only connect with each other but also with Conference staff and leadership. These individuals will be here to support you throughout your ministry by answering questions, providing training and tools, or to simply offer our prayers and encouragement that you are not alone in ministry.


Moderators
avatar for Deb Kjerstad

Deb Kjerstad

Director of Leadership Development, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Dakotas Conference Leadership Development Director

9:00am

Cabinet Meeting
The Cabinet will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 9:00am in Prairie Rose Room 103 of the Bismarck Event Center. 

Speakers
avatar for Roger Spahr

Roger Spahr

Southeast District Superintendent, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Rev. Roger Spahr serves as the Southeast District superintendent for the Dakotas Conference. He previously was the lead pastor at Cornerstone Church in Watertown, South Dakota. Roger is a native of Milbank, South Dakota and has a passion for leadership and discipleship.


Wednesday June 5, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Prairie Room 103 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

9:00am

Seminary Student Retreat With Young Adults (continued from Tuesday)
Bishop Bruce Ough has set aside time in his schedule to be a part of our time together, and we will also offer team-building activities, as well as a chance to ask questions about Annual Conference, Commissioning, Ordination, etc. We encourage you to take time at this year’s Seminarians Retreat to be together as we begin to build relationships that will last throughout our vocational lives. We will begin by eating supper with the New Clergy group at Legacy UMC in Bismarck at 5:30pm on Tuesday, June 4. The Seminarians Retreat will continue that evening following supper at Legacy. We will come back together Wednesday, June 5, in the morning, and the retreat will conclude at lunchtime that day.

Moderators
avatar for Beata Ferris

Beata Ferris

Dakotas-Minnesota Area Camp and Retreat Marketing and Outreach Project Coordinator, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
avatar for Melissa Gall

Melissa Gall

Pastor, Milbank Parview UMC

9:30am

Archives & History Pre-Conference Meeting
The Commission on Archives and History will meet on Wednesday, June 5,  2019 at 9:30am in Prairie Rose Room 104 of the Bismarck Convention Center. 

Speakers
avatar for Duane Coates

Duane Coates

Pastor, Hettinger UMC


Wednesday June 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:00pm
Prairie Rose 104 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

1:00pm

CCYM
The Conference Council of Youth Ministries (CCYM) will meet from 1:00-5:00pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Ramkota Hotel. Snacks will be provided.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Lathrop

Jeff Lathrop

Pastor, Grand Forks Wesley

Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ramkota Hotel Bismarck 800 S 3rd St, Bismarck, ND 58504