2017 Annual Conference Teaching Sessions



Laity Development Through the School for Lay Ministry Experience

Presenters: Lynn Calvert and John Rothlisberger

  • Listen to how the role of lay persons in the ministries of The United Methodist Church has been expanding. Lynn and John will explain how the missional needs of our congregations require trained laity working together with ordained and licensed clergy. Learn how the participants in the Iowa School for Lay Ministry are prepared to fulfill a wide variety of roles in and beyond local churches—often based on their professional experiences in other disciplines. Registration for this teaching session opens soon.

Faith-based Community Ministry

Presenter: Sue Pethoud


Presenter: Judy Marnin

Tiny House

Presenter: Faith Fowler


Presenter: Lee Schott

Mental Health Advocacy

Presenters: Gary Gansemer and Julie Heiderschiet

Immigration and Refugees

Presenters: Brynne Howard and Barb Dinnen

Prayer: Making a Difference Through Prayer

Presenters: Bill and Sharon Daylong