National Conference on Faith-Based Service
November 10 - 13, 2016
Marriott LAX Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
- $310 by October 10th
- $330 after October 10th
- CVN Members with more than one staff person in attendance can receive a $50 discount for each additional registration. Please contact Sarah Hammel at firstname.lastname@example.org to process this discount before making your payment.
- $325 by October 10th
- $345 after October 10th
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9:00am - Pre-conference Workshop:
Volunteers & Vocations
3:00pm - Conference Check-in Open
4:00pm – Exhibits Open
7:00pm - Opening of Conference
7:30pm - Keynote Speaker:
S. Simone Campbell
9:00pm - Reception & Book Signing
7:30am - Breakfast
8:45am - Morning Prayer
9:00am - Workshop Session I
10:45am - Interfaith Scholars Panel
12:00pm - Lunch &
CVN Membership Meeting
1:45pm - Workshop Session II
3:30pm - Roundtable Discussion
5:00pm - Free Evening
7:30am - Breakfast
8:45am - Morning Prayer
9:00am - Best Practices in
10:30am - Workshop Session III
12:00pm - Lunch (on your own)
2:15pm - Keynote Speaker
4:45pm - Eucharist at LMU
6:30pm - Banquet and Mader Award
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Morning Prayer
9:15am - Keynote Speaker:
10:45am - Closing Ritual
Keynote speakers include:
"Stepping into the Light—Public Engagement for Immigration Reform" - This talk will explore the issues in immigration reform and why people of faith need to step into the conversation. It will include practical advice for engaging this complex issue and how to mobilize our community to make change in 2017
Rev. Rebecca Stelle, Director of Becoming Church, Washington, D.C.
When Rebecca Stelle was ordained as a Lutheran pastor, she was pierced by questions of discipleship and the nature of the Church, and eventually left conventional parish ministry. Under the mentorship of Rev. Gordon Cosby, founder of Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC, Becca founded Becoming Church, Church of Christ, Right Now and Reunion. With her community, Becca re-imagines church structures, and nurtures those with first-hand, existential experiences of death and resurrection, raw injustice, and redemptive love and forgiveness-- especially recovering addicts, prisoners, the disinherited and the poor in spirit-- as essential and inevitable leadership for Jesus’ Church.
Susan Burton, Founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project
"Justice Matters: Finding My Voice" - Following the tragic accidental death of her five-year-old son, Susan’s world collapsed. Her loss snapped the final tether of resilience burdened by a past of pain and trauma. She descended into an emotional abyss of darkness and despair, yet was not offered the treatment needed to heal. Without support, she turned to drugs and alcohol which led to nearly 20 years revolving through cycles of incarceration. This keynote presentation takes you on Susan’s journey of redemption, exposing you to the trials and victories associated with committing her life's work to helping others through offering them a new way of life.
Workshop topics include:
- Show, Don’t Tell: Creating an Engaging Online Presence - Elizabeth MacNeal, Communication Specialist, Mercy Volunteer Corps
- Helping to Mitigate Risk: What You Need to Know About Volunteer Background Checks - Kim Chochon, Vice President of Partnerships, Verified Volunteers
- Called to Live as Missionary Disciples - Monica Thom Konschnick, Assistant Director of Administration, Catholic Apostolate Center
- Not Your Mama’s Volunteering: The Rise of Skills-Based Volunteering - Melanie Goodyear, Executive Director, Jericho Road
- How to Build Relationships with Foundations - Kara Lemma, Program Officer, Catholic Sisters Initiative at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
- Transformative Power of Trauma - Bill and Mary Frances Jaster, Co-Directors, Colorado Vincentian Volunteers
- Building the Fifth Pillar: Best Practices in Career and Professional Development Curriculum for Volunteer Programs - Kyle Greenberg, Alyssa Hufana, Christina Jeffords, and Tom King, Loyola Marymount University & Ignatian Service Corps
- Service & Solidarity: Equipping volunteers with the value of kinship - Joycelin Raho, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, St. Anselm College
- Practicing God’s Justice with Volunteer Safety and Security - Shannon Curran, Director, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry
- Understanding Your Applicants: Interviewing Best Practices - Dr. Gerry Doran, Ph.D., Chair, Seminary Assessment Group, Catholic Psychotherapy Association
- Preparing Volunteers for International Service - Vicky Medley, International Volunteer Coordinator, NPH USA
- Supporting the transition from college student to community worker - Anika Fernandez, Advisory Board Member, St. Joseph Worker Program and Program Manager, United Friends of the Children
- Developing Emotional Intelligence through the Volunteer Experience - JC Montenegro, Volunteer Coordinator, Salesian Volunteer Program
- Nonprofit Board Development for Catholic Organizations - Brother Michael Quirk, FSC, Ed.D., President/CEO; and Brian Page, MBA, Director of Sales and Business Development; Christian Brothers Services
- Maximizing Your Service/Immersion Experience with College Students - Fr. John Grace, Director of Campus Ministry, Siena Heights University
Pre-Conference Workshop: Volunteers & Vocations
Interfaith Panel: “Race, Faith & Violence: Learning from Three Religions”
Banquet and Annual Mader Award
- Large group session - "Best Practices in Campus Recruitment" - How can campus personnel and volunteer program staff address the needs and interests of today’s college students? This collaborative session will incorporate a panel discussion and small group sharing.
- "Service & Solidarity: Equipping volunteers with the value of kinship" and "Maximizing Your Service/Immersion Experience with College Students" (Workshops C and P) will provide resources and tips to enhance your short-term service trips.
- On Friday, November 11th campus personnel will have the chance to tour several post-grad service placements in the Los Angeles area. This in-depth look at the volunteer experience will help you provide better support for students discerning their next steps. Participants will depart at noon, purchase lunch along the way, and return to the hotel by 3:30. To register for this outing, please sign up for Workshops K.
- Campus Personnel Roundtable - this session is an opportunity to share ideas and resources with staffers from campuses across the country.
Questions about the National Conference on Faith-Based Service? Contact Sarah Hammel at email@example.com.