Don't miss out on our Lunch Plus sessions offered by our ministry partners and sponsors on Thursday and Friday at lunch time. The hosts for the Lunch Plus sessions will share on a topic where they are subject matter experts. You are welcome to choose a topic that is interesting for you as you register for the conference through this website. The Lunch Plus offerings are included with your registration.

You will have the opportunity to select two Lunch Plus sessions to attend during the conference (one on Thursday and one of Friday). Below you will find each session listed by presenting sponsor along with the title, speaker, and description.

Preview this year's Lunch Plus sessions HERE and download a printer friendly version of all session descriptions.



Lunch Plus Title


The Rev. Mark Edington, Saint John's Parish, Newtonville, MA

Bivocational: Returning to the
Roots of Ministry


The Rev. Joshua Rodriguez-Hobbs

Healing Communities: Transformational Religious Medical Partnerships

The Episcopal Church

Jeremy Tackett, Digital Evangelist, Office of Communication, The Episcopal Church

Chris Sikkema,Coordinator for Digital Evangelism, Office of Communication,The Episcopal Church

Engaging the Way of Love: Practices for
Jesus-Centered Life


James Kwon, Founder GoChurchApp

Engaging Millennials – The New Face of Your Congregation, Hopefully

Horizons Stewardship

Kristine Miller, CFRE

Maximizing Results Using
Donor-Centered Principles

Morgan Stanley

Help! Being an Investment Committee Member for Your Parish

School of Theology, University of the South

Andrew R. H. Thompson, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics and Director of the Non-Degree Theological Studies Program, School of Theology, University of the South

Environmental Racism and
Justice as Evangelism

Berkeley Divinity School

Andrew McGowan, Dean and President of Berkeley Divinity School and McFaddin Professor of Anglican Studies and Pastoral Theology

Failing and Flourishing

EDS @ Union

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean, EDS @ Union

Toward a Just Earth: Building Community Engagement Around Environmental Racism

Church Investment Group

JoAnn Hanson, President / CEO
Church Investment Group

Who's Minding Your Endowment? Compare Outsourced Chief Investment Officer, (OCIO), Committee and Consultant Models

Nashotah House Theological Seminary

Taking the Distance Out of Distance Education

James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. 

Skip Schlafer, James D. Klote & Associates, Inc.

 Stewardship: The Proven Path




Lunch Plus Title

 EO Tours

Garwood P. Anderson, Provost & Professor of New Testament and Greek Nashotah House Theological Seminary
The Rev. Dr. Donald Fishburne, Custom Pilgrimage Planner & Host
The Rev. Dr. Gary Mason, Director Rethinking Conflict

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Taylor, Custom Pilgrimage Planner and Host

Pilgrimage: Catalyzing Deeper Faith, Energizing Ministry and Transforming Lives

CCS Fundraising

Sandy Webb, Rector, Church of the Holy Communion, Memphis, TN

Luke Driscoll, Managing Director, CCS Fundraising, Washington DC

When Over Goal Isn’t Enough

Membership Vision

Merrill Whatley, Founder, Membership Vision
Lisa Brown, Consultant
, Membership Vision

Your Digital Presence: Engage More by Doing Less

Trillium Asset Management

Sada Guess, Trillium Asset Management

Investor’s Toolbox: Amplifying your Social and Environmental Impact through Shareholder Advocacy

Partnership for Sacred Spaces

The Reverend Donald Hamer, Rector, Trinity Church, Hartford, Connecticut

Transforming Your Parish and Its Assets

Episcopal Preaching Foundation

The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean of Washington National Cathedral

The Very Rev. Kurt H.Dunkle, Dean and President, General Theological Seminary, NY

A. Gary Shilling, Ph.D., Founder and Chairman of The Episcopal Preaching Foundation

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Smith, Rector of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dublin, OH and Dean of The Preaching Excellence Program (“PEP”) Faculty


The Importance of Preaching in Flourishing Church Communities

Zevin Asset Management

Sonia Kowal, Zevin Asset Management
Steven Dray, Zevin Asset Management 

Beyond Volatility: the many faces of portfolio risk

Virginia Theological Seminary

​The Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija, Director, TryTank Experimental Lab

Meet the TryTank: A collaborative project of Virginia Seminary and General Seminary

General Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Julie Faith Parker, Associate Professor, General Theological Seminary

The Bible Behind Bars: How Teaching at Sing Sing Maximum Security Prison Changed My Understanding of Scripture

Bexley Seabury Seminary

Are you hungry? How can we serve you? 

The Episcopal Church

Elizabeth Boe, Office of Global Partnerships
Jenny Grant, Office of Global Partnerships
Kendall Martin, Episcopal Migration Ministries
Alan Yarborough, Office of Government Relations 


Building Bridges Beyond Ourselves: Faith-Based Civic and Global Engagement

 St. George's College, Jerusalem

The Rev. Canon Faud Dagher,Canon for Reconciliation, Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

A Palestinian's Voice from the Holy Land

Friends of the Anglican Pilgrim Centre in Santiago

Bishop Don Carlos Lopez, Episcopal Bishop of Spain
Rev. Marek Zabriskie, President of the Camino Friends Board
Nancy Mead, Camino Walker

Stop, Look and Listen: What the Reformed Episcopal Diocese of Span does to support the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage and why we need an Anglican Pilgrim Centre in Santiago


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