Join us at First Christian Church in Casper, WY for our Bi-Annual Regional Assembly! “Putting Feet to our Faith” will be our theme this year. Our Keynote Speakers will be our current General Minister and President, Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens along with our Executive Regional Minister, Rev. Joan Bell-Haynes.
When: Friday, September 21, 2018 – Sunday, September 23, 2018
Where: First Christian Church, 520 CY Ave, Casper, WY 82601
Who: All Are Welcome!!
Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens was elected as the General Minister and President on July 9, 2017. A Disciple since young adulthood, Hord Owens was dean of students at the University of Chicago Divinity School and pastor of First Christian Church of Downers Grove, IL prior to her election.
Hord Owens’ resume includes more than 20 years in corporate America leading diverse teams in data management before she entered seminary. For 15 years, she served as the dean of students at the University of Chicago Divinity School, shepherding a varied student body in both background and theology.
Hord Owens is widely sought after as a preacher, speaker and workshop facilitator. Her ministry and intellectual interests include a theology of reconciliation, cultural intelligence, developing inclusive and multi-cultural congregations, and the mentoring of youth and young adults. She is married to Walter Owens, Jr., with whom she celebrated 30 years of marriage prior to her election. They are the proud parents of an adult son, W. Mitchell Owens, III
Rev. Joan Bell-Haynes, the new Executive Regional Minister of the Central Rocky Mountain Region (April 2017), is a native of Macon, Georgia. She has more than 19 years of ordained ministry with the Christian Church (DOC) including local pastorates in Kansas City, MO, Hyattsville, MD and Reston, VA. She also served as Associate Regional Minister for the Christian Church Capital Area Region where she gave leadership to women, men and camp and conference ministries. She worked at Spirit House on Capitol Hill with founding director, Ruby Sales, a veteran civil rights leader.
Bell-Haynes is an alumna of the Disciples Divinity House, University of Chicago Divinity School and Albany State College, Albany, GA. Prior to her call to ministry she was Assistant Dean of Academics, College of Health Sciences, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.
Bell-Haynes, was the first person to become a member of Ray of Hope CC, Atlanta, GA (1986 DOC new church) with Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale. She is a Jesus lover and is devoted to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She has served all expressions of the church, including Lexington Theological Seminary, Week of Compassion, First Vice Moderator of the 2015 General Assembly, Christian Church Foundation, National Convocation, and Church Extension.
She is the widow of DOC church statesman, Oscar Haynes.
You can click below for printable registration forms or click the red button to register online. You can find a full schedule of events below and resources for churches.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 30, 2018
Full Registration Deadline: August 31, 2018
Full Schedule of Events
|Friday, September 21, 2018|
|8:00 am -3:00 pm||Clergy Convocation|
|10:00 am – 2:00 pm||Exhibitor Load-In|
|2:00 pm – 6:45 pm||Registration Open|
|2:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Exhibit Hall Open|
|7:00 pm – 9:00 pm||Opening Worship|
|Saturday, September 22, 2018|
|8:00 am – 7:00 pm||Exhibit Hall Open|
|8:00 am – 11:00 am||Registration Open|
|8:00 am – 9:00 am||Fellowship w/Coffee, Fruit & Pastries*|
|8:45 am – 9:00 am||Hymn Singing|
|9:00 am – 9:20 am||Morning Devotional|
|9:30 am – 10:30 am||Workshop Session I|
|10:45 am – 11:45 am||Workshop Session II|
|12:00 pm – 1:20 pm||Lunch*|
|1:30 pm – 2:50 pm||Business Session|
|3:00 pm – 4:00 pm||Workshop Session III|
|4:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Break/Prepare for evening|
|5:30 pm – 6:45 pm||Dinner*|
|7:00 pm – 9:00 pm||Closing Worship|
|Sunday, September 23, 2018|
|9:00 am – 10:00 am||Sunday School|
*Indicates meal included with registration cost.
La Quinta Inn Casper, 400 W. F St, Caser, WY 82601, 307-265-1200
Best Western Plus Inn & Suites, 651 Granite Peak Dr, Casper, WY 82609, 307-333-1125
Hampton Inn & Suites, 1100 N. Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601, 307-235-6668
Days Inn Casper, 301 E. E St, Casper, WY 82601, 307-234-1159
Ramada Plaza Riverside, 300 W. F St, Casper, WY 82601, 307-235-2531
Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center, 800 N. Popular St, Casper, WY 82601,
Quality Inn & Suites, 821 N. Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601, 307-266-2400
Parkway Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 123 West E. St, Casper, WY 82601,
Super 8 Motel, 3838 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82604, 307-266-3480
Candlewood Suites Casper, 4210 Hospitality Lane, Casper, WY 82609, 307-234-4200
Things to do in Casper, WY
Bishop House, (historic home tour) 818 East 2nd Street – 307-235-5277
Casper Family Aquatic Center, 1801 East 4th Street – 307-235-8383
Casper Municipal Golf Course, 2120 Allendale Blvd – 307-234-1037
Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar Street – 307-577-0310
Fort Caspar Museum, 4001 Fort Caspar Road – 307-235-8462
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, 1501 North Poplar – 307-266-7700
Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center, 400 East Collins – 307-235-5247
Science Zone, 111 West Midwest (basement of Slumberland Furniture) – 307-473-9663
Tate Geological Museum, on Lisco Drive at Casper College – 307-268-2447
Three Crowns Golf Course, 1601 King Boulevard – 397-472-7696
War Birds Museum, 8220 Fuller Street (airport) – open by appointment – 307-258-1419
Werner Wildlife Museum, 405 East 15th Street – 307-235-2108
Wyoming Veteran’s Museum, 3740 Jourgensen Ave at the airport – 207-472-1857
Resources for Churches