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Disciples Women’s Gathering 2020

By January 9, 2020February 14th, 2020No Comments

Come, Journey with Me

Join us for an event for all women.

Saturday May 2, 2020

Registration 9:30 AM
Program 10 AM – 3 PM

Held at the Chiara Center
4875 Laverna Road
Springfield, Illinois

Morning Keynote Speaker
Rev. Dr. Teresa Dulyea- Parker
Regional Minister and President
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in IL/ WI

Afternoon Program will include:

  • The Journey of International Disciples Women’s Ministry.
  • Stories of Listening for God’s Voice.
  • Bible Study and Worship including Installation of CCIW Disciples Women’s Ministry Leadership Team.

Registration Deadline APRIL 17, 2020
Cost of Retreat $45.00

Accommodations for the evening of May 1, 2020 may be made by contacting the Chiara Canter directly (217-523- 0901). Overnight accommodations are based on availability and are not included in registration cost.

Morning Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Teresa Dulyea- Parker

“We are all just walking each other home.”

Teresa was raised up in First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Muskegon, MI. She was ordained by the congregation and the Christian Church Michigan Region, 12/19/1982. In over 37 years of ordained ministry she has served congregations in Indiana, Oregon, Michigan and Ohio. The last nine years as Regional Minister in Illinois and Wisconsin.

She earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from Western Michigan University, and her Master of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. She also has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, with an emphasis on “Spirituality in Community.” She currently serves as Chair of the Governance Committee of the General Board for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S and Canada. She is also ex-officio Trustee for the Disciples Divinity House of UChicago.

Teresa is chief “story-teller” for our region. She has a passion for congregational life. She believes “it is in the church as a graceful community that lifelong transformation occurs. We become caring communities: exhibiting hospitality, encouraging quests, reflecting on scripture, discerning gifts, struggling with trust, healing souls, and providing opportunities for service. Through these experiences we grow more deeply in our connection to God and to one another, so that we are prepared to confront the some-times brutal realities that plague our world. We are here to represent a different way of being in the world, and in this way fulfill God’s healing/salvific purposes.” Teresa lives in Bloomington, Illinois, is married to the Rev. Canon Albert J. Keeney and they have four adult sons Jeff and Travis Dulyea-Parker and Andrew (Christi) and Ryan (Allison) Keeney. Teresa and Al met in Paris on a Shalem pilgrimage in 2015 and were married in 2016. Teresa enjoys science, nature, walking, swimming, and travel.