Annual Gathering 2016

In beautiful Estes Park, Colorado!

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Emerald Mt Lodge-0011-480Annual Gathering 2016

June 17-19, 2016
YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado

Theme: Wholeness and Holiness: Views from the Mountaintop

Annual Gathering 2016 Report in PDF format

Worship and Plenary Sessions

Kaleem leading-0012-480Four plenary sessions anchored the weekend program.  Each session began with worship, led by Lauren and Kim Martin from New Castle, Colorado, who reflected on various aspects of the theme, “Wholeness and Holiness: Views from the Mountaintop.”  Kaleem Kheshgi from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was a versatile musician and song leader.


  • End of Life Care: The EtKaleem leading-0012-480hical Issues. Melvin Stjernholm, moderated a panel which included Lisa Allison and Rachel Neufeld.
  • Stories from MVS: volunteerism, privilege, and community health. Hilary Garmen and Stephen Graber, Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS) volunteers.
  • Dreams: Listening to our inner teacher. Nancy Trottner
  • Views from the Mountaintop.  Glenda Kauffman, moderator; Ernest Kandel, Sonia Graber, and Murray Nickel.
  • Life and Death: Our Divine Romance with God. Kim Mooney.
  • Best Practice vs. Reality: Maintaining Holistic Care Abroad and at Home. Rachel Neufeld.
  • Stepping Out on a Limb: Exploring the Spirit of Healing.  Bud Wilson
  • Death and Dying: Perspectives from Theology, Resilience and Family Systems. Kenton Derstine

Planning Committee

A special thanks goes to the regional Planning Committee under the leadership of Indigo Miller of Colorado Springs who planned the details for Annual Gathering 2016.



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