Church Administrators Conference
May 15th-17th 2017
Cost: $250 double room, $330 single room, $200 commuter
A Conference FOR Church Administrators designed BY Church Administrators
This Conference is designed to support Church Administrators. Whether full or part time administrators, this conference is a chance to come together with others from various denominations who share and understand this special position. It is a time to listen and to share, as well as to gain insight into new situations and learn new skills. Between sessions there is time for fellowship, reflection or to hike the beautiful grounds.
Speakers: Rev. Karen Kovats on Spiritual Gifts
The Rev. Canon Karen Kovats is in a unique position to talk about spiritual gifts. Before her ordination, Karen struggled with discerning her call to ministry and discovered some ways by which she could affirm her gifts and her call. Karen worked at the University of Guelph as the Training and Development Coordinator and facilitated workshops for faculty, staff and graduate students. She has conducted workshops through Renison Institute of Ministry on Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts.
Wayne Sankarlal with tips for Word and Excel
Wayne’s interest is exploring that place where the web, technology and worship meet. He is the founder of IT4Worship where he advises and serves churches and faith-based non-profits. His ultimate goal is to make technology (software, hardware and web) use comfortable, effective and stress-free.
Laura McShane on Building Resilience
Laura McShane is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a BA in Social Development Studies and a Diploma in Social Work. She is also a certified Life Coach. Laura has experience offering a variety of staff training education sessions and facilitating various groups related to mental health. She is the Coordinator of Mental Health Promotion and Education Services for KW and Cambridge with the Canadian Mental Health Association -Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin Branch.
Gilbert Langerak on Charities
Gilbert Langerak is the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) Manager, Member Support. He is a graduate of Seneca College and Redeemer University College, and has over 30 years experience in administration and leadership positions in both the for-profit and charitable sectors. Gil is also an experienced church treasurer & elder and has served on numerous boards.