Fall Clergy Conference 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 4:00 PM
All clergy in the Diocese of Missouri are invited to attend our Fall Clergy Conference.
Pallottine Renewal Center
Address: 15270 Old Halls Ferry Rd, Florissant, MO 63034
Speakers: The Rev. Gayle Fisher Stewart and Mrs. Loretta Woodward Veney (read more about them at the bottom of your screen!)
Building the Answers: Rest, Relationships, and Renewal
Goals: To re-discover play and creativity in the work of the Church in the context of rest; to provide the basis to continue moving the Diocese of Missouri through its strategic plan and for it to become a reality for the majority of its lay and clergy members.
Registration deadline: August 23, 2022
Cost: $100 for overnight guests, $50 for commuters
Check in: 4 p.m., 9/13
Check out: 1 p.m., 9/15
Full schedule to come!
Questions about childcare, etc., please contact Jillian Smith at [email protected], or 314-255-1370.
More about our speakers:
Loretta Woodward Veney (https://lorettaveney.com/lego-themed-events) is an inspirational speaker who has delivered more than 325 speeches and presentations on dementia and caregiving since 2014, offering a wealth of information, encouragement, and humor to her audiences. Loretta is the author of Being My Mom’s Mom, Refreshment for the Caregiver’s Spirit, and Colors Flowing from My Mind. In 2006 after her beloved mother Doris was diagnosed with dementia, Loretta began learning everything she could about the disease becoming a fierce advocate for her Mom in the process. Loretta and her Mom have been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, The Washington Post, The NY Times, AARP Caregiver Stories, as well as a PBS special. In 2019, Loretta was selected as Trailblazer of the Year by Johns Hopkins Medicine. In 2020 Loretta was appointed to the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Center for Brain Health Equity Advisory Board and has also served as a co-moderator for the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Facebook Support Group since 2013. November 2021 Loretta and her Mom were featured in Episode 6 of Season Four of Robin Roberts Thriver Thursday series, which previewed on Good Morning America during National Caregivers Month. Loretta’s Wonder Woman Mom’s 16-year journey ended on January 31, 2022.
Loretta has over forty years in the security and educational fields where she used her love of LEGO for emergency management planning and table-top exercises. She even used LEGO for final exams in graduate security courses. She is a certified LEGO Serious Play® facilitator. A life-long Episcopalian, she is a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Washington.
Gayle Fisher-Stewart, a retired Episcopal priest (Diocese of Washington), has over 50 years working with non-profit and governmental organizations focusing on organizational and human resource development. Prior to becoming ordained, she served with the Metropolitan Police Department and retired with the rank of captain. She has also taught at the University of Maryland, the University of the District of Columbia, the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland Global Campus.
She was the 2015 recipient of the Director’s Award, Episcopal Evangelism Society and in 2017, she was awarded an honorary doctorate of divinity from Colgate University. She has written on race, policing and the Episcopal Church; “To Serve and Protect: Race, the Police and the Episcopal Church in the Black Lives Matter Era” was published in the Summer (2017) edition of the Anglican Theological Review. Her book, “Preaching Black Lives (Matter)” (2020) asks and answers the question, what would the church look like if black lives mattered? Her newest book, “Black and Episcopalian: The Struggle for Inclusion” (2022) asks the question, can she be both Black and Episcopalian? Not one to adopt resolutions for the New Year, she did, this year adopt as her mantra, “We don’t have to live this way.”