Northeast Wee Kirk Conferences


About the Northeast
Wee Kirk Conference

The Northeast Pennsylvania region covers the lower Northeast states including Pennsylvania, Upstate New York, West Virginia, and Maryland.  Established in 1991, the Northeast Pennsylvania Conference meets over three days in October.  Community and radical hospitality are hallmarks of this conference, as well as an outstanding bookstore.

We partner with Hearts and Minds Bookstore to provide access to the writings of many of our speakers.    Unfortunately, they will not have a full bookstore presence at our conference this year, but Byron will be available for Zoom conversations on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.


Why Join the Conference?What is the Purpose?

Our purpose is to inspire, equip, motivate, and encourage small Churches and to provide rest and refreshment for the Clergy and Lay Leaders of those Churches.

Our 2024 conference is scheduled for the 14th, 15th and 16th of October.    For this year's brochure, listing all the seminars/workshops, their leaders, and the schedule,  click on the Conference Brochure  button.

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Those Who are Speaking

Meet Our Plenary Speakers
and Worship Leaders


Roger Owens

Professor of Pastoral Theology
Theological Seminary

“Letting Go (Of Agendas)”

Byron Borger

Hearts and Minds Bookstore
“Pastoral Leadership for the Sake of God's Kingdom”

Colleen Molinaro

Communion Preacher


Edith Ophardt

Commission on Preparation for Ministry
Muskingum Valley
"Encouraging the Journey”




Matt Camlin




Byron Borger

Hearts and Minds Bookstore






"Preaching from the Left Hand Side of the Bible"
(Advent lectionary texts-2024)

Steve Tuell

"Resources for Small Church Leaders"

Byron Borger

#3--"Beyond the Building"

Colleen Molinaro

#4--"Commissioned with Purpose"

Edith Ophardt

#5--"Practices of Spiritul Leadership"

Roger Owens

#6--"One plus One Sometimes Exceeds Two"

Martin Neal

 #7-Christian Education in the Small Church"

Sharon Stewart