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Annual Conferences

2018 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, Desert Southwest, Great Plains, Illinois Great Rivers, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mountain Sky, Northern Illinois, Pacific Northwest, Western North Carolina, 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 2018 Annual Conference Alumni Gatherings in the sliders below.

Alumni Gatherings and Seminary Displays at 2018 Annual Conferences

Arkansas Annual Conference

Arkansas Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

Date: June 18, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Host: 
Rev. Katye Chambers, Director of Vocational Networking at Garrett-Evangelical
Location: The Porterhouse
707 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71909

This gathering is open to all who are interested in hearing news from Garrett-Evangelical. Please RSVP to katye.chambers@garrett.edu no later than Friday, June 8th.

Dakotas Annual Conference

Dakotas Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

Date: June 7, 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Host: Rev. Dr. David Heetland, Senior Vice President for Planned Giving at Garrett-Evangelical, and Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology at Garrett-Evangalical
Location: Sioux Falls Convention Center
Room TBD
1201 NW Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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

Desert Southwest Annual Conference

June 14-17, 2018

Our 2018 MDiv graduate, Diamond Pate, will be present for the Orientation to Ministry Event on June 13, 2018. If you know of someone considering seminary, please encourage them to attend this event. Diamond will have materials and swag for those who attend the Orientation.

Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel
9495 W Coyotes Blvd
Glendale, AZ 85305

Florida Annual Conference

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is proud to sponsor the Florida Annual Conference 5K. This run / walk event is in its fifth year and an opportunity to unite clergy and lay members of the Annual Conference and to promote faith and fitness in a 3.1 mile fun run/walk. The 5K run will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Florida Annual Conference
June 7–9, 2018
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. 
Lakeland, FL 3380

Great Plains Annual Conference

Great Plains Conference

June 13-16, 2018

Annual Conference Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism

Rev. Katye Chambers, Director of Vocational Networking, will be onsite to greet members of the Great Plains 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.

Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center
225 W. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, Kansas 67202

Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference

Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

Date: June 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Host: Rev. Cora Glass, Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alum Relations at Garrett-Evangelical
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical

Location: Peoria Civic Center
Room TBD
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 Alumni Gathering

Date: June 7, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Host:
Rev. Katie Fahey, Director of Admission and Recruitment at Garrett-Evangelical
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Room TBD
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 Alumni Gathering

Date: June 9, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Location: Iowa Events Center, Hy Vee Hall, Room 104 (Lower Level)
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 24, 2018.

Michigan Area Annual Conference

Michigan Area Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

Date: June 2, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Hosts: Rev. Cora Glass, Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alum Relations at Garrett-Evangelical, and Rev. Katie Fahey, Director of Admission and Recruitment at Garrett-Evangelical
Location: Grand Traverse Convention Center
Room: Salon F
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 Alumni Gathering

Date: June 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Hosts: Erin Moore, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Garrett-Evangelical
Location: River's Edge Convention Center
Room TBD
10 4th Ave. S.
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.

Mountain Sky Area Joint Annual Conference

June 7-10, 2018

Eccles Conference Center
2415 Washington Boulevard
Ogden, Utah 84401

Shane Nichols, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, will be onsite to greet members of the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone annual conferences. 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.

Northern Illinois Annual Conference

Northern Illinois Annual Conference Alumni Gathering

Date: June 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Host: Rev. Katye Chambers, Director of Vocational Networking
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.

Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

June 22- 24, 2018

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.

President Lallene J. Rector will be hosting a gathering for alums of Garrett-Evangelical on Friday, June 22, 2018. Details are coming soon! Also, President Rector will be addressing the entire annual conference on Saturday, June 23, 2018 around 2:45 p.m.  We hope you will be present to hear her address.

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

Western North Carolina Annual Conference

Western North Carolina Conference

June 21-24, 2018

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 Alumni Gathering

Date: June 15, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Host: Rev. Katie Fahey, Director of Admission and Recruitment at Garrett-Evangelical
Speaker: Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical
Location: Madison Marriott West/Middleton
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, 2018.