Northeast Wee Kirk

2019 Conference

October 7-9, 2019
Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Plenary Speakers:

Susan Faye Wonderland

Susan is the Synod of the Trinity Transitional Executive.

“Getting in Shape for the Long Haul”
Research suggests that the flourishing and thriving of a pastor requires more than prayer and good sermons!  Come and explore life’s patterns important for ministry in a small church setting.


Steve Tuell

Steve is the James A. Kelso Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  A United Methodist Pastor and an acclaimed teacher and author of several Old Testament Commentaries.

“The Odd Couple: Lessons for Reading Scripture from Nahum and Habakkuk”
These two very different books are presented side by side.  Reading them together yields new insights into both books, and for reading the whole Bible.


Hunter Farrell

Hunter  leads World Mission Initiative.  Former Professor and Mission Coordinator in Africa.  Did Poverty and Justice Work in Peru.

“The Power of Wee”
In a day when “bigger is better”, many Wee Kirks are discovering a uniquely Biblical perspective on God’s mission – both near and far.


Ed Thompson (Communion Preacher)

Ed has been a General Presbyter in Kansas and now West Virginia.  He has been a former pastor in West Virginia.  A facilitator of mission, ministry, and relationship.

“Living with the Tension” 
Scripture: Philippians 4:10-14
“Scripture says to be content with what we have yet also says that we can do all things through Christ.  How do we do that?”


Worship Team:

  • Jane Bartholomew – Music Coordinator/Pianist
  • Matthew Camlin – Song Leadership
  • Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivier – Co-Moderator of the 223rd G.A. (2018)


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Panel 1


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 provided by Hearts and Minds Bookstore.

Panel 3


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