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Annual Conferences

2019 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: Arkansas, Dakotas, Great Plains, Illinois Great Rivers, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Pacific Northwest, Western North Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Garrett-Evangelical is also excited to host alums and friends 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 2019 Annual Conference Alumni Gatherings in the sliders below.

Alums and Friends Gatherings and Seminary Displays at 2019 Annual Conferences

Arkansas Annual Conference

Arkansas Annual Conference

May 29 - June 1, 2019

Seminary Representative: Rev. Katye Chambers, director of Vocational Networking at Garrett-Evangelical, will be onsite to greet members of the Arkansas annual conference. Be sure to stop by the seminary's display to say hello, grab some swag, and talk about the latest news at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Bank of the Ozarks Arena
134 Convention Blvd
Hot Springs, AR 71901

 

Dakotas Annual Conference

Dakotas Annual Conference Alums and Friends Gathering

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical
Location: Bismark Event Center
315 South 5th Street
Bismark, ND 58504

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

 

Great Plains Annual Conference

Great Plains Annual Conference

May 29 - June 1, 2019

Be sure to stop by the seminary's display to say hello, grab some swag, and hear about the latest news at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary!

Kansas Expocentre
1 Expocenter Drive
Topeka, KS 66612

Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference

Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference Alums and Friends Gathering

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical
Location: Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL 61602

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

Indiana Annual Conference

Indiana Annual Conference Alums and Friends Gathering

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Room #231
100 South Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225

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

Iowa Annual Conference

Iowa Annual Conference Alums and Friends Gathering

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Location: Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

This gathering is open to all who are interested in hearing news from Garrett-Evangelical. The cost is $12 person.

Michigan Area Annual Conference

Michigan Area Annual Conference Alums and Friends Gathering

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: President Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Location: Grand Traverse Resort
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Williamsburg, 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

June 18-20, 2019

Be sure to stop by the seminary's display to say hello, grab some swag, and hear about the latest news at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary!

River's Edge Convention Center
10 4th Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Northern Illinois Annual Conference

Northern Illinois Annual Conference Alums and Friends Gathering

Garrett-Evangelical alums and friends of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference are invited to a reception with President Lallene J. Rector. Spouses, partners, or significant others are also welcome to attend. Heavy appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. A cash bar will be available. There is a small registration fee of $10 per person for this event.

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Speaker: President Lallene J. Rector
Location: Moretti's Restoranti and Pizzeria
1893 Walden Office Square
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

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.

Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

June 6-8, 2019

Rev. Paul Ortiz, Director of Residential Ministries at Garrett-Evangelical, will be onsite to greet members of the Pacific Northwest annual conference. Be sure to stop by at the seminary's display to say hello, grab some swag, and talk about the latest news at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Washington State Fairgrounds
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371

Western North Carolina Annual Conference

Western North Carolina Conference

June 21-23, 2019

Seminary Representative: Dr. Jonathan LeMaster-Smith, adjunct professor and Ph.D. alum, will be onsite to greet members of the Western North Carolina annual conference. Be sure to stop by the seminary's display to say hello, grab some swag, and talk about the latest news at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
91 North Lakeshore Drive Lake
Junaluska, North Carolina 28745

Wisconsin Annual Conference

Wisconsin Annual Conference Alums and Friends Gathering

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Location: KI Convention Center
333 Main Street, Meeting Room 3
Green Bay, WI 54301

This gathering is open to all who are interested in hearing news from Garrett-Evangelical. The cost is $15 person.