Quakers in Pastoral Care & Counseling
Quakers in Pastoral Care & Counseling

Conference Schedule

"What Sustains Us: Working in the Light" 2024 Schedule 

* indicates virtual conference events available online

**Starred sessions are open to Virtual Participants
 
All times are Eastern Daylight Time
 
THURSDAY, April 4

4:00 pm   Steering Committee Meeting

5:00    Registration Opens in Evans House

6:00    Supper

7:00   **Welcome

8:00   **Session #1 -- Keelin Anderson

9:00   **Vespers

 

FRIDAY, April 5

6:30 am   Yoga in Conference room in Woodard Lodge

8:00   Breakfast

8:30   **Worship/Announcements

9:00   **Small Groups #1

10:30  Break

10:45 **Session #2 -- Anne Supplee

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30   Free time: massage, Reiki, etc.  (You do need to pay for your own massages!)

1:30   **Breakout session A

3:00   **Breakout session B

6:00   Supper

7:00   **Small groups #2

8:30   Vespers 

 

SATURDAY, April 6

8:00 am  Breakfast

8:30    Worship/Announcements 

9:00   **Breakout Session C  (and massage time)  

10:30  **Small groups #3

12:00 pm   Lunch & Career Conversations

2:00   **Session #3 -- Stephanie Crumley-Effinger

4:30   **Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business

6:00   Supper

7:00   **Small Groups/Passing the Light #4

8:30   Wise and Otherwise Game (or other games, activities, etc) in Dining Room

9:00     Vespers

 

SUNDAY, April 7

8:00 am  Breakfast

9:00 Closing    You are invited to attend worship at one of the following Friends’ Meetings : Clear Creek Monthly Meeting (unprogrammed), West Richmond Friends Meeting (programmed), First Friends Meeting (programmed)

 

 

Session Descriptions

Thursday's Session #1, with Keelin Anderson
One belief that unites Quakers is that of unmediated access to a source of spiritual assistance. We may sit in worship with something each of us calls by a different name, but each one of us has an invitation to direct experience with that mystery. For Quakers studying and working in Pastoral Care, in this workshop we will explore through metaphor and imagination how we access this source to inspire, guide, and power our work in the world. 
 
Keelin Anderson is a Board Certified Staff Chaplain working in Palliative Care at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, WI. She is a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, OR.  She lives in Madison with her husband Derek and two brother felines, Cyril and Figgis. 
 

 

Friday's Session #2, with Anne Supplee

Part of seeking wisdom through words in the context of faith or spiritual practice is that it offers the opportunity to ask questions that live within the recesses of our minds but have not yet found space or opportunity to express themselves. Using poems, writing prompts and discussion, we'll explore queries and questions about how we ground our ministry in our Quaker faith and practice.

 
Anne Supplee lives in Minneapolis and is a chaplain at The ALS Association and one of the founders of Way Opening Workshops. She remains committed to being an eternal optimist and seeks moments of beauty in everyday experiences; they are her most precious moments of grace. 
 
Saturday's Session #3, with Stephanie Crumley-Effinger

Stephanie aims to support Friends in considering together how to honor being embodied, relational, Spirit-connected people called to faithful and just stewardship of our gifts while living within healthy limits. Out of gathered worshipful silence she expects to offer reflections on her own practices for sustaining life in ministry and then invite the wisdom of those gathered by asking them to do the same.

 

 Stephanie Crumley-Effinger is an active member and recorded minister of West Richmond Friends Meeting in Richmond, Indiana. She retired from paid work in June 2020 after 20 years of teaching students in ministry formation at Earlham School of Religion. Stephanie happily continues her calling to accompany people of varying ages in life and ministry, both in person and virtually. She enjoys reading novels, walking in the woods, and sitting down with a friend for a cup of tea (preferably accompanied by something delicious). She also enjoys visits with her adult children and relations near and far from her home in Richmond.

 
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