Featuring Donald Schmidt

Whenever he can choose what to do, Donald Schmidt likes to spin wool, knit, and weave. In his spare time, he also works in ministry in a variety of settings. He has served parishes in Quebec, New York, Vermont, Washington, and Hawaii. He has also worked as an Associate Conference Minister with the United Church of Christ and is a retired United Methodist minister. More recently, Donald has served with the United Church of Canada and was Minister for Worship and Leadership Development at First United Church in Kelowna, British Columbia. He lives in the Okanagan Valley of BC. He is a grandfather of eight and father of three.

The Association of Interim Ministers (AIM) presents its 29th Annual Conference at scenic Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center, Utica IL (near the junction of I-80 & I-39).

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 7th

11:00 AM          Registration opens (lunch on your own)

  1:00 PM          Welcome and Devotions

  1:15                  Session 1 — “Tell Me the (Real) Stories of Jesus”

  2:30 Break

  3:00 Session 2 — “Real Women (and Men)”

  4:30 Annual Association of Interim Ministers (AIM) Meeting

  5:30 Dinner

  7:00 Session — Q & A

  9:00 Free time & refreshments

You are invited to bring snacks to share during the Conference and on Wednesday evening.

Thursday, October 8th

  8:00 AM Dining Room opens (breakfast on your own)

  9:00 Devotions

  9:15 Session 3 — “Telling the Real Big Stories: Seasons and Sagas”

10:30 Break

10:45 Session 4 — “Keeping It Real: Telling the Difficult Stories”

12:00 PM Lunch

  1:00 Depart or stay to enjoy Starved Rock State Park

Registration Fee:  $150 for Clergy, $95 for Non-Clergy

Fee includes seminar materials, refreshments, Wednesday dinner and Thursday lunch.

Extra meal costs for guest/partner: $22 Wednesday dinner; $16 Thursday lunch

Additional costs for room reservations are below.

 YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN ROOM RESERVATIONS BY DIRECTLY CALLING STARVED ROCK LODGE OR HOTEL OF CHOICE.