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Leading a Congregation in Anxious Times

Pacific Lutheran University

June 11-13, 2018

12:30 – 2 p.m. | Registration | Scandinavian Cultural Center (SCC) in the Anderson University Center (AUC)

  • Registration is located in the Anderson University Center, downstairs in the Scandinavian Cultural Center.
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2 – 4 p.m. | Welcome, Introductions & Presentation 1 | SCC
Speaker: Margaret Marcuson, “Leadership in Anxious Times”


4 – 4:15 p.m. | Break


4:15 – 5:30 p.m. | Opening Eucharist | Ness Family Chapel in the Karen Hille-Phillips Center for Performing Arts (KHP)

  • Pastor: Jan Ruud
  • Musician: Cooper Sherry

5:30 – 7 p.m. | Reception/Dinner | Ness Lounge/KHP Lobby & Gallery


7 – 8:30 p.m. | Presentation 2 | SCC
Speaker: Marit Trelstad, “Reflections on Insights from the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute”


8:30 p.m. | Compline | SCC

  • Pastor: Jan Ruud
  • Musician: Cooper Sherry

7 – 8 a.m. | Breakfast | AUC Commons


8 – 8:15 a.m. | Break


8:15 – 8:45 a.m. | Morning Prayer | SCC

  • Pastor: Jan Ruud
  • Musician: Cooper Sherry

8:45 – 9 a.m. | Break


9 – 10:30 a.m. | Presentation 3 | SCC

  • Speaker: Margaret Marcuson

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Break | SCC


10:45 a.m – 12:15 p.m. | Presentation 4 | SCC

  • Speaker: Samuel Torvend, “The Vocation of the Leader”

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch | AUC Commons

  • Food available from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Workshops | AUC 133, AUC 201, Regency Room, CK West, SCC

  • Allan Belton, “Leading a university in anxious times”
  • Melanie Cunningham, “Intercultural development inventory”
  • Jen Rude, “Spiritual practices for anxious times”

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | Workshops 2 | AUC 133, AUC 201, Regency Room, CK West, SCC


2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break


3:45pm – 4:00pm: Break


2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | Workshops 2 | AUC 133, AUC 201, Regency Room, CK West, SCC

  • Ralph Flick, J.D., “Legal considerations for leaders”
  • Margaret Marcuson, “Managing anxiety about money”
  • Chuck Harris, “Leadership in ministry”
  • Kevin O’Brien and Brian Naasz, “Climate change and congregations”

3:45 – 5:30 p.m. | Free Time


5:30 – 7 p.m. | Dinner


7 – 8:30 p.m. | Presentation 5 | SCC

  • Speaker: Margaret Marcuson

8:30 – 9 p.m. | Compline | SCC

  • Pastor: Jan Ruud
  • Musician: Cooper Sherry

7:30 – 9 a.m. | Breakfast | SCC


9 – 9:30 a.m. | Morning Prayer | SCC

  • Pastor: Jan Ruud
  • Musician: Cooper Sherry
  • SCC

9:30 – 11 a.m. | Leadership in Anxious Times Panel | SCC


11 – 11:30 a.m. | Wrap-up/Evaluation/Godspeed | SCC

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