The ECCC invites all ECCC pastors and their spouses to the annual fall retreat!

October 2-4, 2017

HotelRamada Canmore
1402 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, AB

Be Well, Be Centred, Be Yourself.

Guest Speaker, DAVE KERSTEN

Vice President for Church Relations and Dean of the Seminary

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Ordained to word and sacrament in the ECC, Rev. Dr. Kersten served as pastor to congregations in Alabama, Florida, Washington, and Minnesota before accepting a call to serve the denomination as executive minister of the Department of the Ordered Ministry for 11 years. Rev. Dr. David Kersten came to North Park Theological Seminary in the fall of 2012, ready to lead the school in its continuing mission to prepare individuals to serve the church, a mission he actively participated in both a student and a pastor. Now he serves as an administrator in North Park's parent denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). "I was excited about the opportunity to participate in the shaping of a generation of vocational leaders for the whole church and a generation of people going into Covenant ministry, specifically," says Rev. Dr. Kersten.

DMin, Preaching, Association of Chicago Theological Schools (North Park Theological Seminary)
MDiv, North Park Theological Seminary
BA, Psychology and Human Services, North Park University

2017 Schedule

Monday, Oct. 2
7:30 pm   Worship
8:00 pm   Meet/Greet

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Breakfast at Hotel
9:30 am   Worship
10:00 am   Session One
11:30 am   Lunch at Boston Pizza
Free Time
Supper (on your own)
7:30 pm   Worship
8:00 pm   Session Two
8:45 pm   Communion

Wednesday, Oct. 4
9:30 am   Worship
10:00 am   Session Three
11:00 am   Superintendent Transition Conversation
12:00 pm   On our way home...