Greetings Friends! The Mountain Sky Area is doing a new thing this spring… gathering regionally for united learning, faith formation and connection. We are excited to bring laity and clergy from fifteen locations across Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming together to participate in this opportunity to explore HOW we, as an area, will actually develop the Beloved Community we’ve been envisioning. Together, we seek to become MOUNTAIN MOVERS: Cultivating Beloved Community.
We are excited to welcome our keynote speaker Christian Peele, who is Executive Minister of Institutional Advancement at The Riverside Church in New York City. She works with an incredible team that’s thinking creatively about the meaning (and purpose) of Christian stewardship. We will also experience a powerful worship time lead by our own Bishop Karen Oliveto.
Congregations are encouraged to bring lots of folks as there will be intentional opportunities for smaller group time focused on identifying the mountain God is calling your community to move. Today more than ever we need a bold faith that sends us into our communities as living examples of the good news. Plan to join this important one day event.
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Cost: $15/person (lunch included)
Christian Peele is Executive Minister of Institutional Advancement at The Riverside Church in New York City. She works with an incredible team that’s thinking creatively about the meaning (and purpose) of Christian stewardship. She received an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School and a B.A. from Mary Baldwin University’s Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. Before Riverside, Christian worked in the Obama White House as Deputy Director for White House Operations. She’s also worked for the Harlem Children’s Zone with low-income families and in the Church of the Savior community in Washington, DC supporting those returning from incarceration.
Bishop Karen P. Oliveto serves as the leader of the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church, which includes the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone annual (regional) conferences. It includes 400 congregations in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and a small section of Idaho.
Bishop Oliveto was elected to the episcopacy after serving as the first woman pastor of the 12,000-member Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, Calif. She is the first woman to serve as senior pastor of one of The United Methodist Church’s 100 largest congregations. She served Glide from 2008 until her election as bishop.