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 2023 conference is scheduled for the 9th, 10th and 11th of October.    For this year's brochure, listing all the seminars/workshops, their leaders, and the schedule,  click on the Conference Brochure  button.

Those Who are Speaking

Meet Our Plenary Speakers
and Worship Leaders


Steve Tuell

Old Testament Professor Emeritus 
Theological Seminary

“What You Are Doing is NOT Good”

Ralph Lowe

Associate Minister for Justice Ministries
Pittsburgh Presbytery
“God's Kingdom in this Place and Time”

Liddy Barlow

Communion Preacher
Executive Minister;  Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania

“Do Not Lose Heart,” Luke 18:1-8

Laura Blank

"Why It Matters: Faithful Community in All Sizes”

Matt Camlin


Byron Borger

Hearts and Minds Bookstore






"Preaching from the Left Hand Side of the Bible"
(lectionary texts-10/15; 22; 29)

Steve Tuell

"(Re)Discipleship where Diversity Matters"

Ralph Lowe

#3--"Together in Mission: Forging Partnerships that Matter"

Liddy Barlow

#4--"The Power of God's Story; Your Story"

Richard Jorgensen &Stacey Schroeder

#5--"Writing Your Church's Next Chapter: Options and Discernment"

Ellie Johns-Kelley

#6--"You Can Do It Here: Creative Worship in the Small Church"

Laura Blank

 #7--"The Four Letter Word (Risk): Innovation in Small Church Ministry"

Brian Wallace