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Annual Conference Wrapup

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Did you miss out on Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC this year?  All of the worship services and business sessions, plus the La Verne (CA) Church of the Brethren Sanctuary Choir concert, are still available for you to watch!  Just go to to stream any or all of the twelve recordings!


Bethany Luncheon ProgramWe had many opportunities to connect with you at Annual Conference in Charlotte this summer! Faculty and staff offered eight insight sessions, ranging from a Bible study to young adult ministry to an introduction of new president Jeff Carter. The annual Bethany Seminary and Brethren Academy Luncheon was held Tuesday, July 2, and the Brethren Journal Association luncheon and annual meeting met Monday, July 1. In addition, all Conference attendees were invited to a reception on Monday afternoon to honor President Ruthann Johansen upon her retirement.

Bethany Annual Conference Exhibit


Thanks to all of you who had the chance to stop by Bethany's exhibit to meet staff, faculty, and friends and to join the conversation about living out our faith!

Steve Schweitzer Insight Session







"Provoke one another to love and good works."

                                                                                                         ~ Hebrews 10:24

Kimberly Koczan-Flory

KimberlyNot long ago, I was uncertain if I would be a Bethany student. My calling to ministry holds a strong commitment to the church, but has always extended beyond church doors. I am passionate about the ways God is moving within congregations, but committed also to those who seek God outside of the institutional structures. One of the primary places. I feel most fully engaged in life-giving ministry is as a spiritual director. Several years ago I completed a certification program in spiritual direction and feel deeply honored to listen with individuals, groups, and organizations about how ordinary life meets with our extraordinary God.