The Westin Oaks Hotel at the Galleria in Houston, Texas was the site of a national gathering of about 160 Urban and Town & Country lay and clergy folks from around the country. The West Ohio Conference was well-represented in the leadership of the event. Rev. Deborah Ketcham, SHV, is the President of the North Central Jurisdiction Town & Country Association and was on the planning team. Rev. John Edgar, CAS, was the Bible Study leader from being for the event. His focus was on how to turn more people in the pews from being “Fans of Christ” into “Followers of Christ” actively engages in mission and ministry. Mr. George Howard, Deputy General Secretary for Mission and Justice from GBGM was the closing plenary speaker and focused on “Relevance and Hope”. Rev. Roger Grace, CAN, was a workshop leader. The workshop he led was on Hope and Advocacy for Smaller Membership Churches.
Photos by Rev. Roger Grace