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Making Connections is an equipping event sponsored by the Presbytery of Chicago tailored to the volunteer role you hold in your congregation. You will have the opportunity to meet and make connections with others serving in similar roles other congregations throughout the presbytery.

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer M McBride, Ph.D., is the associate dean for Doctor of Ministry Programs and Continuing Education and is the assistant professor of theology and ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary.


Date & Time

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9 am – 3 pm



Christ Church of Oak Brook



  • 8:30 am – Breakfast
  • 9:30 am – Worship
  • 10:15 pm – Keynote Address and Questions
  • 11:30 am – State of the Presbytery
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – First Session of Workshops
  • 2:00 pm – Second Session of Workshops
  • 2:45 pm – Closing Worship
  • 3:00 pm – Tea and Departure


First Session:

Best Practices for Church Treasurers
with Rev. Eric Heinekamp
How Understanding Adverse Childhood
Experiences (ACEs) Can Shape Relational Ministry
with Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Wilson
Five Keys to Success for Clerks of Session
with Rev. Ken Hockenberry
National Church Updates
with Rev. Joe Morrow
How to Get Unstuck
with Rev. Susan D. Krummel


Second Session:

A Model for Training Elders and Deacons
with Rev. José Muñiz-Agrón and friends
A New Curriculum for Confirmation
with Rev. Meg Rift (Presbyterian Mission Agency)
Using File Share for Mission and Ministry
with Ms. Kristene Hiepler-Hartwig & Friends
Funding the Broader Church:
Understanding Per Capita and Shared Mission
with Rev. Eric Heinekamp
Best Practices for Hospital Calls
with Rev. Liz Hulford



Registration has closed.