Annual Conference 2023 Recap

Annual Conference 2023 Recap

The 169th session of the Minnesota Annual Conference took place May 31-June 1, 2023 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. Drawing on Luke 24:13-35, the theme of this year’s gathering was “Encounter. Transform. Respond. The Emmaus Experience.” We heard from Rev. Dr. Michael Beck, co-pastor of Wildwood and St. Mark UMC in FL concerning Fresh Expressions.

Pastor Isiah Dennis was recognized as a Licensed Local Pastor, Rev. Chris Kliesen Wehrman was honored for her time in ministry and more. Cathy Velasquez Eberhart (PPUMC Lay Representative of the Conference) represented, and we left recharged, refreshed and ready for what is in store.

Below are links to learn more from what happened at Annual Conference:

Rev. Chris Kliesen Wehrman was recognized at this year’s Annual Conference as a member of the retiring class of 2023. Below are some reflections from the retiring class- Pastor Chris’ starts around 3 minutes and 50 seconds.

The Retiring Class of 2023