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Annual Conferences

2017 Annual Conferences

As the second oldest United Methodist seminary in the country and the oldest in the Midwest, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary remains committed to supporting the life, mission, and ministry of the Church.

Garrett-Evangelical will be present at many annual conferences this summer and we hope that you will stop by and say hello! We will have booths at the following Annual Conferences: Dakotas, Illinois Great Rivers, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Garrett-Evangelical is also excited to host alum gatherings at a number of annual conferences this summer. This is a wonderful opportunity for alums and friends of Garrett-Evangelical to reconnect with each other and hear the latest news from the Seminary. You can find more information on our 2017 Annual Conference Alumni Gatherings in the sliders below.

Dakotas Annual Conference

Dakotas Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

Date: June 8, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Host: Rev. Becky Eberhart, Vice President for Student Services at Garrett-Evangelical
Location: Radisson Hotel
Room TBD
6th & Broadway
Bismarck, ND 58501

Please RSVP through the Dakotas Annual Conference registration form.

Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference

Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

Date: June 8, 2017
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Host: Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical
Location: Peoria Civic Center
Room TBD
201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL 61602

Please RSVP through the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference registration form.

Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale will also be leading the "Evangelism for Non-Evangelists" workshop at the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference on June 8th and June 9th. You can sign up for the workshop via the conference registration form.

Indiana Annual Conference

Indiana Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

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Time: 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical
Location: Ram Restaurant
140 S Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225

This gathering is open to all who are interested in hearing news from Garrett-Evangelical. There is no cost to attend but an RSVP by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 is required.

For those who registered for the Garrett-Evangelical dinner at the convention center, I have been in contact with Ruth Ellen Needler at the Indiana Conference and she will be issuing you a refund via check. I apologize for this inconvenience and last minute change! I hope you will still plan to join us at the RAM Restaurant on Thursday, June 8. Your registration by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 is appreciated.

In addition to dinner, Garrett-Evangelical will be sponsoring a Coffee Hour on Thursday, June 8 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Indianapolis Convention Center. President Rector is looking forward to greeting each of you during this coffee hour. We hope you will stop by and say hello.

We look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis!

Iowa Annual Conference

Iowa Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

Date: June 11, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Location: Iowa Events Center
Room TBD
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

This gathering is open to all who are interested in hearing news from Garrett-Evangelical. Please RSVP here by May 23, 2017.

We hope you will also join President Rector on Monday, June 12th at 12:00 p.m. for the Methodist Federation for Social Action Walk for Peace and Social Justice at Cowles Commons, Peace Park, Corner of 3rd and Walnut.

Michigan Area Annual Conference

Michigan Area Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

Date: June 3, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Hosts: Rev. April McGlothin-Eller, Director of Development at Garrett-Evangelical, and Rev. Katie Fahey, Director of Admission and Recruitment at Garrett-Evangelical
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Location: Grand Traverse Convention Center
Mackinac BC
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610

This gathering is open to all who are interested in hearing news from Garrett-Evangelical. Please RSVP through the Michigan Annual Conference registration form.

Minnesota Annual Conference

Minnesota Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

Date: June 21, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Host: Rev. Dr. E. Byron Anderson, Ernest and Bernice Styberg Professor of Worship at Garrett-Evangelical
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Location: River's Edge Convention Center
Room TBD
10 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301

This gathering is open to all who are interested in hearing news from Garrett-Evangelical. Please RSVP through the Minnesota Annual Conference registration form.

Northern Illinois Annual Conference

Northern Illinois Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

Date: June 5, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Host: Rev. Michael Moser (ETS 1973)
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical
Location: Pheasant Run
Room TBD
4051 East Main Street,
St. Charles, IL 60174

This gathering is open to all who are interested in hearing news from Garrett-Evangelical. Please RSVP through the Northern Illinois Annual Conference registration form.

Wisconsin Annual Conference

Wisconsin Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

Date: June 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Host: Rev. Michael Moser (ETS 1973)
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical
Location: Madison Marriott West/Middleton
Room TBD
1313 John Q Hammons Dr,
Middleton, WI 53562

This gathering is open to all who are interested in hearing news from Garrett-Evangelical. Please RSVP here by May 31, 2017.