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QUADRENNIAL EVENT INFO

March 26-29, 2020

STATEHOUSE CONVENTION CENTER

Marriott Downtown

3 Statehouse Plaza

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Welcome to the Quadrennial Event page to find everything you need to know

to plan your trip to Little Rock for our gathering in March 2020!

REGISTRATION INFO

Conference Registration Fee = $325/person

($275 early bird by 11/30)

Registration now open! Click on the orange button below.

Scholarship money will be available for those who need financial assistance.

Contact your conference treasurer for more information.

The Marriott Downtown Hotel is offering a group rate = $139/night (2 queen beds). Scroll down to the hotel info below and register by clicking on the Hotel Reservations button.

 

SCHEDULE

03/26 - 03/29

Click here to view the conference itinerary and keynote speakers. NOTE:  activities, times, and locations subject to change!

HOTEL

Marriott Downtown

Reserve your room at the Marriott conference hotel for the group rate of $139/night online here in the fall.

THINGS TO DO

Little Rock, Arkansas

Local area info and things to do during your free time in Little Rock. Click here for a printable list recommended by our board.

Event Speakers, Leaders, Presenters & Performers

Event Speakers, Leaders, Presenters & Performers

MEET OUR GUESTS

Event Speakers, Leaders, Presenters & Performers

 
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Darryl and Lamonte served a combined 47 years wrongfully imprisoned. From the pit to the pulpit, Darryl serves as an associate pastor of Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, and together with LaMonte, founded Miracle of Innocence (MOI), a non-profit organization to support innocent victims still in prison and those recently released. He raises awareness through his public speaking to bring about change, hope, justice and forgiveness.

Keynote Speakers

DARRYL BURTON & LAMONTE 

MCINTYRE

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An ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church serving as Pastor for Worship, Mission and Congregational Care at Westminster UMC in Houston, Texas, Suzi has Master's degrees in Vocal Performance, Vocal Pedagogy and Theological Studies. She is a worship designer, enlivener, clinician, and vocalist, Founder of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Hymns, and a composer, collaborating with contemporary hymn writers. Suzi is native German and lives with two teenage daughters in Katy, TX, where she also enjoys being a band and soccer mom.

Music Director

SUZIE BYRD

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Executive for Community Action with UMW, Carol works with members across the US to link faith and action for justice, particularly around the UMW priority concerns, all through the lens of racial and gender justice. She leads the current justice priority on Economic Inequality with a focus on Living Wages for All.

Workshop Leader

CAROL BARTON

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Emily is the Executive for Racial Justice with UMW and leads the campaign to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. She served as director and lead organizer for the Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty, program manager for an education non-profit, lay associate pastor for discipleship at a new church plant in Chicago, IL, and a labor organizer with a healthcare employees’ union in Connecticut.

Workshop Leader

EMILY JONES

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A member of the Program Advisory Group of United Methodist Women, representing the Great Plains Conference, Rose has a master’s degree in creative writing and women’s studies, with a background in child support enforcement. She is focused on education and leadership, with a passion for the purpose of United Methodist Women.

Workshop Leader

ROSE ROBERTS

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Yolanda Perry currently serves as an SCJ Guide for UMW’s “Be Just, Be Green” campaign, promoting wholeness and justice in the way meetings and events are planned. She resources Conference and District UMW Leadership Teams to reach climate justice goals through education and advocacy.

Workshop Leaders

YOLANDA PERRY

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Carolyn, a resident of Overland Park, Kansas, has been studying yoga for over forty years and is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor. She teaches gentle/basic yoga, intermediate and advanced yoga, and chair yoga to senior citizens. Her purpose is to empower everybody to be the best they can be and to find the joy and peace that a yoga practice can bring.

Yoga Instructor

CAROLYN 

CELESTINE

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An elder member of the Arkansas UMW Conference. Pastor of St. Paul UMC, Little Rock. Graduate of Ouachita, Vanderbilt, and Boston Universities. Pam taught and worked in libraries in AK, MO, TN and MA. She also served congregations in Massachusetts and Arkansas.  Life verse: 2 Cor. 5:20 - "We are Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God."

Bible Study Leader

REV PAM ESTES

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Valerie began her career as a pianist at an early age and was quickly recognized as having something special by her music mentor. The second of five children in a musical family to Civil Rights Activist and Pastor, Frederick D. & Alline C. Reese, Valerie studied classical piano at University of Montevallo, where she became an accompanist after graduation. Increasing lineages of musical partnerships have been formed in the area of instruction and accompaniment with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Tuskegee University, Alabama A & M University, 

Pianist

VALERIE R. HARRIS

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Director of the National Board of UMW. Active in North Texas Conference UMW on all levels. She previously served as Central Texas Conference UMW President from 2009-2013. She sponsored the Tarleton State University UMW for sixteen years and champions efforts to encourage greater participation by young women in UMW.

Workshop Leader

CYNTHIA RIVES

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Ellen Lipsey currently serves as a SCJ Guide for UMW’s “Be Just, Be Green” campaign, promoting wholeness and justice in the way meetings and events are planned. She resources Conference and District UMW Leadership Teams to reach climate justice goals through education and advocacy.

Workshop Leaders

ELLEN LIPSEY 

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Director of the National Board of United Methodist Women, Stacie serves on the Planning/Assessment, Reading Program, Property Task Force and 150thLegacy Steering Committees. She lives in Houston, Texas, where she works at Texas Southern University.  She holds several positions in her local church, the Texas Annual Conference, and the board of the Wesley Community Center-Houston.

Workshop Leader

STACIE HAWKINS

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Megan Morrow was born and raised in Houston, TX, and danced in the Houston MET Too Youth Dance Company before joining the dance program at SMU in Dallas, TX. Megan graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance, a BBA and Master’s of Science in Accounting and earned her CPA. She trained at the San Francisco Dance Conservatory, the Houston MET, and Point Park University's Dance Program. After a brief career in public accounting, Megan now lives with her husband in Spring, TX, and is in her 2nd season as a solo dancer with Ad Deum II Dance Company.

Dancer / Performer

MEGAN MORROW